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BScLand Surveying and Land Management Engineering

Óbuda University
Hungary, Budapest
Alba Regia Technical Faculty Hungary, Székesfehérvár
More information

amk.uni-obuda.hu/surveying/en 

Overview

Program description:
The aim of the course is to graduate professionals in the field of land surveying. The course provides skills and competencies for surveying, engineering geodesy, geoinformatics, mapping, remote sensing, satellite geodesy, satellite positioning and navigation, photogrammetry, land use and land management, land cadastre, also in geosciences. The skills to be acquired include in situ measurements, processing and evaluation of remote sensing images, processing and managing geoinformation, interpretation of spatial data, general knowledge in the related legal and management sciences, among others. The graduates acquire improved skills in using state-of-the-art technologies of measurement, processing, administration, information service and optimization.

Available specializations:
- Geoinformatics
- Land Management


Entry requirements:
G.C.E. or any equivalent secondary high school diploma. Minimum Language Test Scores 5.0 IELTS/ 65 TOEFL iBT/ 183 TOEFL CBT/ 513 TOEFL PBT/ FCE. Portfolio of works (drawing, paintings, photos)

Entrance exam:
Yes

Type of entrance exam:
Both

Entrance exam location:
Electronic

Entrance exam description:
Online entrance examination in the MOODLE system and the results of G.C.E. and language exam. Detailed information about the procedure is available at: www.uni- obuda.hu/en/academics/application-and-admission/enrollment-information

The topics of the placements tests of Mathematics and Physics are available at the institutional website (uni-obuda.hu/en/node/19620) as well as some Tests with Solving Keys from previous years to help to prepare for your ones.
Both English language skills and personal motivation will be examined by Skype interview.

- All required high school documents uploaded (with verified English translations)
- Required min. level of language exam completed
- Succesfully passed placement test (mathematics and physics)

Contact:
Ms Andrea Pődör
associate professor
international@amk.uni-obuda.hu

Preparatory year available:
Yes

Specialisation year available:
No

Minimum number of scholarship holders:
15

Maximum number of scholarship holders:
20

Link:
amk.uni-obuda.hu/surveying/en/
www.amk.uni-obuda.hu/surveying/en/curriculum.php

Programme structure

Information of the curriculum: www.amk.uni-obuda.hu/surveying/en/

Credits:
Mathematics and natural sciences 24
Informatics 19
Fundamentals of technology and environmental sciences 12
Economics and management 7
Legal and public administration studies 5
Social sicence and EU studies 4
Data acquisition and data management 62
Specialization 22
Optional subjects 10
Field practice 30
Thesis 15
Altogether 210

Teaching at the university is conducted in three different forms: lectures, seminars, and laboratory practice. Attendance at seminars and labs is strictly regulated by university rules; absence over 30% of classes entail a ban from examinations. There are two ways of assessment. A practical mark is awarded at the end of predominantly practical courses, and are solely based on a student’s term-time progress. An examination is required at theoretical courses, which can be taken in the exam period.

Evaluation methods beyond the scope of the university regulations described above are at the lecturer’s discretion. The list is long, but the most common ones are
● mid-term and end-of-term written tests,
● project works,
● reports,
● mini-lectures,
● homeworks,
● oral presentations, etc
or any combination of them. There are no fixed percentage categories for different grades, but most commonly 50% is required for a pass. Normally, one retake is offered for a missed assignment. Term-time requirements with course syllabi, as well as dates and deadlines are listed in a document by the lecturer, and made public on the faculty website before the start of the semester..

The evaluation of progress is checked in the following ways:
a) during the semester with written or oral presentation, written test, or assessing home assignment
(plan, measurement minutes etc.), with practical mark or signature,
b) passing a pre-examination during the semester,
c) passing an exam or a comprehensive exam in the exam period by oral or written exam,
d) with final examination.

Description of the Hungarian grading system:
5 – Excellent – outstanding performance with only minor errors
4 – Good – generally sound work with a number of notable errors
3 – Satisfactory – fair but with significant shortcomings
2 – Sufficient – performance meets the minimum criteria
1 – Fail – considerable further work is required.

Successful final exam,
Conditions to take the final examination:
a) final certificate
b) final thesis approved by a reviewer
c) fulfilment of specified 210 credits
d) fulfilment of institute language criterion examinations Components of the final examination:

The final examination comprises the defense of the thesis and oral examinations specified in the curriculum (with preparation times at least 15 minutes per subject), which have to be taken the same day. Simultaneously one student takes examination in front of the examination board.

Result of the final examination (F):
The overall result of the final examination is the average of grades obtained for the thesis (Th) and the subjects of the oral part of the final examination (S1, S2,…, Sm): F =(Th + S1+S2+…+Sm)/(1+m)

Career opportunities

Nowadays there is a huge demand for graduates of Land Surveying and Land Management BSc from companies in land management, geoinformatics, remote sensing and construction engineering. The demand is obvious both in the private and the state sector (e.g. in the land registry). There is a constant need for classical field surveyor meanwhile, demand has been notably increased for off-site engineering tasks as well, such as evaluating UAV-borne and satellite-borne images for photogrammetry and remote sensing. Furthermore, surveyors are also demanded by the military sector, for whom they can provide all border-related surveys, mapping tasks and surveying control of the operational activity.

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Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States