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.
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
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.
ECTS grade / Hungarian grade (definition)
Our library contains books, professional journals, standards, technical principles, planning manuals, product information and handbooks, in total 28.000 Hungarian and foreign volumes. We are proud of our 2.500 volume archive collection which has a special scientific, artistic and urban historical significance, and provides essential knowledge of building rehabilitation studies. The reading hall has an area of 200 m2 with 30 working places in it. Library services include: lending, borrowing from other libraries, reading on site, photocopying, internet, professional information on site.
Address: H-1146 Budapest, Thököly út 74. Building B, 5th floor
Phone: + 36 1 / 252-1270 / 147
Open: Mon-Thurs 8.00-16.00, Fri 8.00-14.00
We have a computer laboratory (ROM-laboratory) with workplaces for students, Professional advice is given on request.
Address: H-1146 Budapest, Thököly út 74. Building A, 2th floor
Students' self-government association (HÖK) represents the students' interests and rights in all forums of the faculty through its 8 elected functionaries. The board is responsible for individual problems, in academic and social fields, it organizes various events, educational excursions, competitions, exhibitions, sport and cultural programs.
Address: H-1146 Budapest, Thököly út 74. Building A, 1st floor, room No.204
Phone: + 36 1 / 252-1270 / 138