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PHDPál Vásárhelyi Doctoral School of Civil Engineering and Earth Sciences [Natural Science] (Earth Sciences)

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Program description:
The programme in Earth Sciences covers surveying, geodesy, remote sensing and geoinformatics engineering.
Research topics include: GNSS positioning and remote sensing, interferometric SAR imagery, high-resolution monitoring of structural deformations, gravity field studies, big-data acquisition sensors and modelling processes, high-definition mapping for autonomous vehicles, computer vision. We are co-operating with other fields to create multidisciplinary applications: culture heritage protection, military, transportation, medicine, hydrology, geosciences, geology and space industry. Research is supported by specialised experimental infrastructure, including GNSS stations, unmanned aerial photogrammetric system, high-precision surveying systems, laser scanners, specialised CAD, BIM, GIS and computational software.
Note that our Faculty offers two PhD programmes – in Civil Engineering and in Earth Sciences – in continuation of the three master programs. By choosing the research topic in your application, you are implicitly selecting the respective PhD programme.

Entry requirements:
diploma of MSc in Civil Engineering or a field related to the research topic;
research plan agreed by the host institute in advance;
language skills proven by TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent certificates (for further information refer to www.bme.hu);
successful admission test and interview

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Type of entrance exam:
written and oral

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Entrance exam description:
Admission procedure in general and general requirements: refer to admission regulations Minimum criteria: diploma of MSc in Civil Engineering or a field related to the research topic
- preevaluation of the submitted documents: quality of MSc diploma, quality of MSc and BSc transcripts, quality of research plan; additional evaluated aspects: mention of the preference for one of our currently offered research topics in the research proposal, quality of motivation letter, recommendation letters, extra-curricular activities (e.g. involvement in education, research, publication activitites, technical contests, additional language knowledge, etc.)
- online test: basic mathematical knowledge
- online interview in English: evaluation of language skills, motivation, attitude, technical preparedness in the selected research field;
Result: admission to PhD programme /admission rejected.

Dr. Balázs Kövesdi
vice-dean for science Faculty of Civil Engineering

Dr. László Gergely Vigh
Directorate of Education

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