The purpose of the program is to train engineers with appropriate knowledge and skills that will enable them to fulfill tasks related to construction, maintenance, operation, management, and professional administration. Graduates will be qualified to manage simple planning and research tasks independently and cooperate in the execution of more complex projects.
Faculty of Water Sciences
Degree Programmes BSc in Civil Engineering (A 8-semester, 240 ECTS training programme) in Hungarian and English
The course trains civil engineers in construction, operation, maintenance, management and administrative tasks. Our graduates are qualified to manage simple planning and research tasks independently, at a level aligned with regulations. They are also able to participate in more complex planning tasks. After the acquisition of the necessary practice, our graduates also qualify as registered Civil engineers for design and consultancy.
Most of our graduates establish their career at public regional water management authorities and companies of the water sector. Practical knowledge gained by our graduate civil engineers is internationally recognized.
With specialization in:
regional water management (flood control, river management, drainage and irrigation, hydrology and hydrometry, integrated river basin management)
water supply and wastewater treatment (urban water management and sewerage)
BSc in Environmental Engineering (A 7-semester, 210 ECTS training programme) in Hungarian and English
This course provides environmental engineers with up-to-date skills in ecology, technology, economics and management, so that they can organize and supervise disaster management and remediation activities. Our graduates have professional skills which enable them to reduce and eliminate existing environmental risks, harms and damage, make sustainable use of natural resources, and implement and operate low-waste technologies. They can devise technological solutions for reclaiming waste and disposing of hazardous waste.
Our graduates possess general knowledge in the fields of environmental policy, and the protection of nature and landscape. They also have a good command of at least one foreign language and are able to liaise with foreign experts and participate in international teamwork.
With specialization in:
water –and wastewater treatment
The educational building of the Faculty is located in one of the most scenic areas of Baja (170 km south of Budapest), the banks of the Sugovica, a branch of the Danube.
The newly renovated Beszédes József Residence Hall is situated in the most panoramic surroundings in Baja. The Hall offers accommodation for up to 240 students. There are three types of accommodation to choose from:
Room with 2 beds, en-suite bathroom and kitchenette
Apartment with a bathroom and two 2-bed rooms
Room with 3 beds, en-suite bathroom, (access to communal kitchen)
Most rooms have a balcony that enjoys a view of the Sugovica Branch. There is Internet access in all rooms. There are also rooms available for residents with disabilities, and the entire building is wheelchair accessible. There is a separate space for gym activity. The Halls are situated next to the Faculty of Water Sciences, with easy access to the Library.
Since 2009, the Residence Hall has offered specialist academic support and programmes for residents and non-residents who join the Academic Programme (Szakollégium). The objective of the Programme is to provide personal and technical support for gifted students in their studies and advancement in life. In addition to academic support, there are programmes organised for nature lovers and for sports enthusiasts. All students are encouraged to join the Programme if they meet the necessary academic requirements as set out in Appendix 5 of the Organisational and Operational Regulations of the Residence Hall.
Beszédes József Residence Hall - House Policy
Occupational Health and Safety Manual
The university provides several special colleges which serve as intellectual and social platforms to help the development of the motivated and dedicated students. The Zsuffa István Special College of the Faculty of Water Sciences aims to provide students with a series of programmes, primarily in engineering, that help develop their knowledge outside of the regular university classes. In addition to the higher education, the college places great emphasis on active participation in professional conferences, forums, community and cultural programs as well as in the National Conference of Scientific Students' Associations. Members of the special college are continuously assisting and participating in other scientific events. To acquire and maintain the qualification of the special college, it is important for the students to contribute to the Researchers' Night or to be involved in the Youth Days organised by the Hungarian Hydrological Society (HHS). The special college also maintains a good relationship with numerous local organisations, including the Hajómalom Association of Baja and the Settlement Commission of Baja.
The main student organisation of Ludovika - University of Public Service is continuously offering diverse and vibrant programmes to bring together the students of its faculties and institutions. The Freshman’s Camp and the Freshman Ball are the symbolic event of students’ inauguration. Other balls and events are also very popular among the students, especially the ceremonial farewell of graduates who are awarded with the University Ring. The students’ association is also involved in the organisation of numerous cultural and recreation events.
Our university provides opportunity for the students to participate in a wide range of scientific conferences, workshops and other professional programs organized throughout the year by faculties, scientific students’ associations and special colleges. The main objective of the Students’ Union of the Faculty of Water Sciences is to represent the students’ interest, solving the arising problems and ensuring the right communication between the faculty and the students. The Union also cooperates in scholarship distribution and participates in the organisation of cultural events and promotes student life at the university.
During its 50 years our Department was subject to many structural changes. Despite these changes the quality of our teaching has remained outstanding as measured by our students’ employment figures. Our Department offers undergraduate degree courses in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering. Following 4 semesters of general Engineering studies, we offer a further 4 semesters of specialist studies in regional water management including water-related construction, water resources management, mathematics, Computer-Aided Design and IT. The Hydraulic Engineering Working Group specialises in Geodesy, Soil mechanics, Geotechnics, Structural Engineering, and Transportation Engineering. The Water Management Working Group focuses on Hydrology, Hydraulics, Hydrometry, Geology, Flood Control, Irrigation and Drainage, Water Resources management and River Management. The Mathematics and IT Working Group is responsible for Physics and Mathematics,. During the first two years, our students participate in Surveying and Hydrometry practices (camps).
The Department is well equipped with all necessary measuring instruments. There are specialist laboratories available for geotechnical and construction studies. The College has a water technology plant with a hydraulics laboratory suitable for complex demonstrations and research. Our Sediment Laboratory meets international standards.
Our students acquire both academic and practical knowledge in water management which enables them to find employment with ease in Water Management and Environmental Engineering or to continue their education in MSc or PhD programmes. We also offer post-graduate specialist engineering training in Flood and excess water management, in Nature protection aspect water management as well as in Hydrometry and hydroinformatics.
Our Department has developed significant research expertise in Catchment hydrology, Environmental Physics and Hydraulics, Stochastic Processes, Mathematical Statistics in addition to Hydrometry and Hydrogeodesy, Flood hydrology, Sediment monitoring and Hydro-dínamic modeling.
Our Department is internationally renowned for our technology of measurements, data collection and analysis used in hydrometry, hydro-geodesy, open channel hydraulics, habitat reconstruction planning and sediment research.
We encourage students to participate in our research projects, which enables them to develop deeper understanding as well as utilise their knowledge in the form of a TDK thesis (TDK-Scientific Student Club). Our colleagues participate in many national and international research conferences. Our publishing profile is closely related to our research activities.
The department actively takes part in the design and implementation of various national and international projects on the development of engineering education and research, mainly in the fields of our research interest.
A recent example of such co-operation was a Hungary-Serbia IPA CBC project „Environmental hydraulics field training reach on the River Danube” DANUBE-EHT-2010, in partnership with the Subotica Civil Engineering Faculty of the University of Novi Sad, was the development of a strong co-operation in teaching Environmental Hydraulics as well as protecting our joint water resources. The partners set up new field training in the Danube region including data collection, analysis of runoff and sediment, analysis of various chemical and biological parameters and the use of the most modern mathematical models for hydrodynamics.
Since our Department is located on the banks of the Sugovica Danube branch and in close proximity of the River Danube, our programmes offer practical opportunities for studying river regulation and flood control. Our students are actively involved in these activities. In addition, the neighbouring Gemenc Nature Reserve is also an excellent field for research on conservation. We organise measuring camps in both lowland and hilly areas. The „Lászlóffy Woldemár” Hydrometry Field Station of our Institute is situated 60 km to the West in the Mecsek Hills, while we have a Surveying Field Station as well, at the Danube riverbank, as close as only 7 km from the campus.
Main contact: Address: H-6500 Baja, Bajcsy-Zsilinszky utca 12-14., Educational Building, ground floor, Office 12. Postal address: 6500 Baja, Bajcsy-Zs. utca 12-14. HUNGARY
Mrs. Dr. Tamás Enikő Anna International co-ordinator
Mrs. Melinda TAMÁS Educational and training arrangement department -International affairs
Office: 6500 Baja, Bajcsy-Zsilinszky u. 12-14. Phone: +36 1 432-9000/19007 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org