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PhDDoctoral School of Civil Engineering and Earth Sciences (Earth Sciences)

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Program description:
The programme in Earth Sciences covers surveying, geodesy, remote sensing and geoinformatics engineering. Research topics include: GNSS positioning and remote sensing, interferometric SAR imagery, high-resolution monitoring of structural deformations, gravity field studies, big-data acquisition sensors and modelling processes, high-definition mapping for autonomous vehicles, and computer vision. We are cooperating with other fields to create multidisciplinary applications: culture heritage protection, military, transportation, medicine, hydrology, geosciences, geology and space industry. Research is supported by specialised experimental infrastructure, including GNSS stations, unmanned aerial photogrammetric systems, high-precision surveying systems, laser scanners, specialised CAD, BIM, GIS and computational software. Note that our Faculty offers two PhD programmes – in Civil Engineering and in Earth Sciences – in continuation of the three master programs. By choosing the research topic in your application, you are implicitly selecting the respective PhD programme.

Entry requirements:
MSc degree in Civil Engineering or in the relevant engineering field; research plan agreed upon by the host institution in advance;
language skills proven by TOEFL IPT (min 520 points), IELTS (min 5.5 points) or equivalent certificates (for further information refer to www.bme.hu)
successful admission interview

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Type of entrance exam:
oral and written

Entrance exam location:
Electronic (online)

Entrance exam description:
Minimum criteria: MSc degree in Civil Engineering or a field related to the research topic. Steps: – preevaluation of the submitted documents: quality of MSc diploma, quality of MSc and BSc transcripts, quality of research plan; additional evaluated aspects: mention of the preference for one of our active research topics in the research proposal, quality of motivation letter, recommendation letters, extra-curricular activities (e.g. involvement in education, research, publication activities, technical contests, additional language knowledge, etc.) – electronic test on general mathematical knowledge – interview (via internet or in person, according to applicant’s choice): evaluation of language skills (the interview is in English), motivation, attitude, technical preparedness in the selected research field; Result: admission to PhD programme /admission rejected.

Dr. Balázs Kövesdi
vice-dean for science

Dr. László Gergely Vigh
Director of Department of International Academic Affairs

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