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An ONLINE OPEN DAY focusing on our Masters programs will be held on 10 January 2022, Monday 3 pm CET (details are to be announced later). This will give you an opportunity to get even more information about studying at Pázmány University, and ask any questions you may still have. Please check the news on our Faculty webpage for updates. We look forward to meeting you at our Open Day.

Program description:
Many of the innovative new products today come from the interdisciplinary field of info-bionics combining computer science, electrical engineering and biotechnology (e.g.: sequencing tools, BCI, implants, sensory robotics).

Our Info-Bionics Engineering Master’s Program aims to develop core competencies through subjects in modeling, neural sciences, electrophysiology, electronics and computer science.

The deep understanding of biological processes and measurements (e.g.: neural signals, communications, cell-cell interactions, data processing of living organisms) help us develop engineering solutions, instruments, devices, computational algorithms and models to augment or supplement a biological system. These also help in the measurement, control and operation of vital processes affecting living organisms and the quality of human life.

Application and research examples: prostheses, rehabilitation, bionic eyeglass, brain computer interfaces, neural electrodes, limb actuation, wheelchair navigation or minimally invasive surgery tools, multimodal medical imaging, bioinformatics, intelligent or sensory-actuating robotics, nanosensors.

We welcome students to join us if they have previous training in molecular biology, electrical engineering, image processing or neuroscience.

Entrance exam:

Subjects of the entrance examination (written and oral):

- Chemistry

- Biology

- Physics and Electronics

- Computer Science

Type of entrance exam:
written test and audiovisual interview

Entrance exam location:

Entrance exam description:
1. After an evaluation of preliminary studies, applicants with appropriate qualifications take a written online test covering topics in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Electronics and Computer Science.
2. If the applicant obtains enough score in the online test, he/she will be invited to attend an oral interview, primarily conducted via Skype / MS Teams. The International Relations Office notifies the student in advance about the planned themes of the oral exam.
3. Applicants are interviewed online where details of the applicant’s BSc diploma thesis, as well as professional commitment, language proficiency and communication skills are examined.
4. The Evaluation Committee sets the final score and admission result based upon the quality of the application material, the online test and the personal interview.

Detailed admission requirements and exam topics

International Relations Office

Compulsory preparatory semester available:
YES (organized in the fall semester). Thus, the actual start of the Master’s programs is February. The goal of the preparatory semester is to bring students for their Master’s program, helping them to recap, develop and upgrade the Bachelor-level skills needed to succeed in their Master’s program.

Specialisation year available:
NO. Specialisations are built into the MSc program and are and integral part of the Curriculum.

Minimum number of scholarship holders:

Maximum number of scholarship holders:

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Programme structure

The actual Masters Program is preceded by a compulsory Preparatory semester in the Fall term. The Preparatory semester consists of four three-week-long modules, each module comprising three or four subjects. The courses follow an intensive schedule, and each are concluded by a compulsory exam. Thus, the length of the Masters program is 1+4 semesters in total.

The actual Masters program (4 semesters) starts in the spring term, upon successful completion of ALL subjects of the Preparatory semester.

The Curriculum of the Info-Bionics MSc study program (120 credits) comprises the following modules:

● Fundamentals in Natural Sciences and Mathematics (total required: 15-25 credits)
● Economics and Humanities (total required: 5-15 credits)
● Skills in Neural Sciences and Electrophysiology (total required: 11-22 credits)
● Skills in Electronics and Computer Sciences (total required: 11-30 credits)
● Specialization (total required: 30-50 credits)
● Project Work and Thesis Work (total required: 42 credits)
● Other elective subjects (maximum 6 credits)

Specializations offered within the program:
- Bionic Interfaces
- Bio-nano Sensors and Imaging Devices
- Systems Biology
Students are required to choose one specialization at the beginning of their Masters studies.

Detailed curriculum of the Info-Bionics MSc

ECTS Credit System and Grading in Hungary

Due to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), introduced in September 2003, credits and degrees earned in Hungary are transferable to other European institutions and vice versa. In addition to the diploma, students are also provided with a special supplement that is recognized all over the European Union.

The calculation of the credits is based on the number of working hours of the students (one credit is 30 student working hours, on average).

Teaching is conducted in three different forms: lectures, practices, and laboratory practice. There are two ways of assessment: practical mark (predominantly for practical courses, based on the student’s term-time progress) or exam.

At the end of the semester, the student’s study achievement is evaluated with a grade. The grading system used in Hungary is the following:
• The highest grade is 5 excellent.
• Grade 4 is good.
• Grade 3 is satisfactory.
• Grade 2 is a pass.
• Grade 1 is a fail – the course must be repeated.

Read more about the Hungarian higher education system

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Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States