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Faculty History

The predecessor of our institution was established in 1879 as a technical school. Since then it has been training students for a variety of professions within the construction industry. Between 1997 and 2005 the following 3-year courses were accredited by the committee of the Ministry of Education: Architecture; Civil Engineering; Urban Planning; Construction Management and Fire-safety Engineering. On 1st January 2000 we merged with five higher educational institutions under the name of Szent István University. The 140-year-old Ybl Miklós Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering joined Óbuda University in the summer of 2020.

According to the principles of the Bologna Decree and the new Hungarian educational act, in September 2005 we launched our new BSc course in Civil Engineering, then, in September 2006 the BSc courses of Architecture and Construction Management. Our further traditional courses, Urban Planning and Fire-safety Engineering have been integrated into the new BSc courses. Our master course „Design Architect” has been launched in February 2012. Our institution has 144 employees, out of which 100 people are employed in the sphere of research and/or teaching.

In 2002 we introduced the ECTS compatible credit system and the online student registration system - Neptun.


Educational Profile

Courses for Exchange students in English

We offer a wide range of courses for part-time exchange students of Architecture and Civil Engineering in English. Description of the announced courses will be updated at each application period. Find here more about the Courses for Exchange Studies

Degree Course in English

MSc Design Architect course will expectedly start at the academic year 2019/20 also in English as a full-time degree-program. Find here details in the Description of the MSc in Architecture

Degree Courses in Hungarian

  • BSc Civil Engineering Course (8 semesters)
  • BSc Architecture Course (7 semesters)
  • BSc Construction Management Course (7 semesters)
  • MSc Design Architect Course (4 semesters)

The educational methodology conforms to the higher education system in Hungary. The familiarization with the subject material takes place on the lectures applied at the practical or laboratory lessons, in small study groups of 5-15 students, where there is possibility for cooperative learning, individual consultation, discussion of the material. During the lecture period, the acquisition of the material is attested by the successful completion of tests or tasks, which is the precondition of the signature at the end of the semester. Depending of the character of the subject the students receive a semester mark or they have to pass an exam. The studies are completed by passing the final examination ("state examination") and defending the final project.

Evaluation System

ECTS grade / Hungarian grade (definition)

  • A / 5 / Excellent (outstanding performance with only minor errors)
  • B / 4 / Good (above the average standard but with some errors)
  • C-D / 3 / Satisfactory (generally sound work with a number of notable errors - fair but with significant shortcomings)
  • E / 2 / Pass (performance meets the minimum criteria)
  • F / 1 / Fail (considerable further work is required)



anthony gall



Prof. Anthony Gall PhD, Habil.
Acting Dean of the Faculty
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katona janos


Associate Prof. János Katona PhD
Acting Vice-Dean for Education
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Prof. Gábor Dombay PhD, Eur Ing.
Acting Vice-Dean for Science and Training
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Prof. Gyula Kiss DLA, Habil.
Acting Director for Curriculum Development
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marko balazs



Prof. Balázs Markó DLA, Habil.
Head of the Institute of Architecture
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szucs laszlo



Associate Prof. László Szűcs PhD
Head of the Institute of Civil Engineering
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Előd Kálmán
Head of the Student Registration Department
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Miklós Ybl (Hungarian: Ybl Miklós; 6 April 1814 in Székesfehérvár – 22 January 1891 in Budapest) was one of Europe's leading architects in the mid to late nineteenth century as well as Hungary's most influential architect during his career. After graduating from the Institute of Technology (the Politechnikum) in Vienna, Ybl became Mihály Pollack's assistant at buildings in Budapest such as the Ludovika and the National Museum in 1832 and worked in Henrik Koch's office between 1836 and 1840.

Following this, he moved to Munich and then to Italy to study. After his return, he entered into partnership with the son of Mihály Pollack, Ágoston; together they refurbished the Ikervár castle of Count Lajos Batthyány. His first main work was the church in Fót, built between 1845 and 1855.

His early, large projects were built in Romantic style, influenced by eastern motifs (Fót, Roman Catholic church; Budapest, National stables; Unger Pallace in Budapest Nagycenk Roman Catholic Church). Although Romanesque shapes also occur in his later buildings (R.C. Church Bakáts square Budapest), after his second study tour to Italy from 1860 he became interested in the possibility of the revitalisation of the Italian Renaissance style (such as the Festetics and Pálffy palaces in Budapest), after 1870 he designed several neo-Renaissance buildings.

Many of his buildings became, and indeed are still today, determinant elements of the cityscape of Budapest: Saint Stephen's Basilica (1867–91), the Rác Thermal Bath, the former Palace of Customs, (1871–74), and the throne room and Krisztinaváros wing of the Royal Palace. His most well-known work is the Hungarian State Opera House in Budapest (1875–84). He also built countless churches, apartments and castles in the provinces.

The annual architectural prize founded in 1953 was named after him in his honor.


Important works

  • 1845-1849. Fót, Károlyi castle (refurbishment)
  • 1845-1855. Fót, Roman Catholic church
  • cc. 1852. Budapest, Grabovszky – (Rózsa-) villa
  • 1857-58. Budapest, National stables
  • cc. 1860. Albertirsa, Szapáry chapel crypt
  • cc. 1860. Leányfalu, Gyulai-villa
  • cc. 1860. Gerla, Wenckheim castle
  • 1860-1864. Nagycenk, R.C. church
  • from 1862 Kecskemét, Evangelical church
  • 1862-1865. Budapest, Festetics palace
  • 1863. Budapest, German theatre (not built)
  • from 1863. Budapest, Károly palace
  • 1863-1864. Budapest, Academy of Sciences
  • cc. 1865. Fegyvernek, Szapáry castle
  • 1865-1866. Budapest, old parliament building
  • 1865-1879. Budapest, R.C. church, Bakáts square
  • 1867. Budapest, Pálffy palace
  • 1867-1891. Budapest, Szent István Basilica. Began by Hild, continued by Ybl and finished by J. Kauser
  • 1870-1874. Budapest, Customs house
  • 1871. Budapest, Margit bridge (not built)
  • cc. 1872. Parád, Ybl Hotel
  • 1873-1884. Budapest, Hungarian State Opera House
  • 1874-1982. Budapest, Castle kiosk and bazaar
  • 1875-1879. Ókígyós, Wenckheim castle
  • 1880-1882. Parádsasvár, Károlyi castle
  • 1880-1891. Budapest, Castle hill remodelling
  • 1882-1888. Budapest, Budapest Clarisseum R.C. church
  • 1883-1884. Budapest, Széchenyi palace (demolished)
  • cc. 1888. Parád, Erzsébet Hotel


  • ed: Gerle János, Marótzy Kata (2002) Az építészet mesterei: Ybl Miklós. Holnap kiadó
  • ed: Kemény Mária,Farbaky Péter (1991) Ybl Miklós építész 1814-1891. Hild-Ybl Alapítvány
  • Ybl Ervin (1956) Ybl Miklós. Képzőművészeti Alap Kiadóvállalata
  • web gallery of art;