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Studying at BME

The Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME, is a prestigious higher education institution in Hungary. Its main mission is to educate professionals for the industry in the disciplines of technology, informatics, natural sciences, economics and management. The university’s mission, inseparable from the education, is to cultivate the sciences, to make scientific research, which encompasses fundamental and applied research, technological product and service development, and exploitation of results making up the innovation chain.

Studying at the Faculty of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology

The education of chemical engineers and chemists has a long-standing tradition in Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME). The Faculty of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology (VBK) was founded in 1782 and nowadays trains chemical engineers, bioengineers and environmental engineers at BSc and MSc level in Hungarian, as well as chemical engineers at BSc and MSc level in English.

Course Director responsible for English Programs: Zoltán HELL DSc., E-mail:

OFFICE HOURS : Wednesdays 1 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. in Dean's office K.I.22. Phone: +36-1-463-1414


For practicing for the entrance exam please visit this website.

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Courses recommended for Stipendium Hungaricum applicants

BSc in Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineeging students at Bsc level acquire a profound theoretical knowledge in chemistry, mathematics, physics and physical chemistry. During their studies, all students get practical experience in typical tasks that chemical engineers encounter in their practical everyday work. Students acquire up-to-date laboratory skills, get acquainted with the machines and apparati used in the chemical industry, familirize themself with the principles needed for their optimal operation, and develop expertise in a more specific technology within the chemical, food and light industries.
A Bsc gratuate gains the right to apply for Msc studies. Bsc degree holders may find jobs in the industry in technology, quality assurance, analytics performing and evaluating routine tasks and measurements. Chemical engineers often work in teams, so communication, language and other soft skills are important part of the curricula. Further information on the curricula can be found here.


MSc in Chemical Engineering

chemeng_mscChemical, process and biochemical engineers are involved in the design, modification and operation of processes to produce the things we rely on everyday: medicaments, food, oil and gas, energy, plastics etc. Due to the transferable skills chemical engineers learn at university, they're employed across a huge range of sectors. Chemical engineering Msc student of BME may benefit from the traditionally strong connentions of the Faculty to various chemical industrial sectors and our continous motivation to participate in research and development. BME offers the Msc chemeng students to join as soon as they can a research group, take part in an actual project and by this learn-by-doing experience synthetise the knowledge gained in different courses into an understanding of general principles and develop problem spolving skills.
Msc graduates will be versed in:
• The operations and personnel involved in chemical processes on an industrial scale,
• The development of the technology and products of industrial chemical processes,
• The design of industrial chemical processes,
• How a chemical product or application is introduced into the economy, and
• The elaboration of new chemical processes, operations and technologies.
Further information on the curricula can be found here.

Other specializations available by request and only with appropriate number of applicants: Analytical and Structural Chemistry, Industrial Pharmaceutics, Polymer and Textile Technology. Further information on courses is available here.

PhD program

Further information:
Contact: Dr. Imre Miklós SZILÁGYI,

Research activity

Our Faculty places a particular emphasis on R&D&I activities in accordance with the social mission of our university. Research priorities are related to the fields of inorganic and organic chemistry, chemical technology, pharmaceutical innovation, process engineering, biotechnology, health and environment protection, food related topics, nanotechnology, material sciences, polymer technology. Further information on research is available here.

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1994: George A. Olah

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the 1994 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Professor George A. Olah for his contributions to carbocation chemistry. He was born in Budapest, Hungary, he studied, then taught, at what is now Faculty of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, Budapest University of Technology and Economics



Living in Budapest

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