BSc in Physics

Overview

 

Each year 60-70 students start their university studies at our BSc in Physics programme. In the first year of the BSc they learn mathematics and physics, and acquire programming skills. Later, in the last two years, they deepen their knowledge by learning the foundations of modern theoretical physics, and by taking specialized courses of various subdisciplines, for example, advanced mathematics, computer-controlled measurements, optics, materials science, nuclear technology, medical physics. Our bachelor program also has intensive laboratory courses during which the students meet basic physical experiments, as well as complex measurement tasks and modern experimental methods.

 

During the course of obtaining a degree in physics, students acquire strong mathematical and scientific skills, which are highly valued not only in research but also in engineering, information technology, banking and finance, management consultancy, and many others. This is evidenced by the broad spectrum of careers pursued by physics graduates.

 

For more information on the admission procedures and tuition fees, please visit the pages of the Office of International Education of BME.

 

Financial support: Students from certain countries can apply for tuition-free education, a monthly stipend, a contribution to accommodation costs, and medical insurance, via the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme.

 

Teaching

 

The academic year in Hungary starts in September and it is broken into two semesters: Fall semester and Spring semester. Both semesters start with a registration week, which is followed by a teaching period, and the semester is concluded with an exam period. 

 

Fall semester:
Registration week: early September
Teaching period: from early September till mid-December
Exam period: from mid-December till end of January

 

Spring semester:
Registration week: early February
Teaching period: from early February till mid-May
Exam period: from mid-May till end of June

 

Within the teaching period, Physics BSc students attend lectures, problem-solving classes and laboratory courses. For the lectures, the evaluation of the students' performance is usually based on an oral or written exam taken in the exam period. Problem-solving classes are organized in smaller groups (10-20 students), providing opportunities for collaboration and interactivity. Grading is typically based on two written tests, the first one taking place at the middle of the semester and the second one at the end of the semester. Homework assignments might also contribute to the evaluation. Laboratory courses often involve a preliminary test before each experiment. The measurement and the subsequent data evaluation is usually caried out in a collaborative fashion, by pairs of students. Each experiment is concluded by submitting a written report; these serve as the basis for grading.

 

The BSc program can be completed in three years, that is, in six semesters. At the end of the last semester, students submit and defend their BSc thesis, and take a comprehensive exam covering the most important parts of their BSc studies.

 

The courses

 

You can browse the list of courses of our BSc in Physics programme here, or download it as an excel file (xlsx).