The development of self-driving vehicles is an extremely complex and multifaceted task that will require a great deal of knowledge from the engineers of the future. Our education programme provides an insight into the world of self-driving vehicles and gives our students the opportunity to gain engineering experience through real-world research and development tasks.
Our laboratory is located at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) in Hungary, where we are involved in research and education in the field of self-driving vehicles. We are part of the Faculty of Transportation Engineering and Vehicle Engineering, within the Department of Automotive Technologies.
In our Faculty one can acquire knowledge in the fields of transportation, vehicle and logistics related studies both on Bachelor and Master level. Our goal is to train graduate engineers who, after completing the BSc and MSc courses, can develop, design, manufacture, and research the various processes in them. The master's degree prepares you to perform managerial tasks and participate creatively in solving research and development tasks in vehicles. You can find more information about us in the Hungarian admission system here.
Currently, the culmination of the vehicle area is the autonomous vehicle control engineers (AVCE) course, which brings together all the technical areas that may be needed to create the transport of the future. If you are interested in how you can develop yourself into an autonomous vehicle engineer, read below about our training.
Many of the functions in future's vehicles rely on specialised knowledge that cannot be adequately transferred through traditional vehicle engineering training. The automotive industry's increasing demand for this specific knowledge is the driving force behind our AVCE training. During the 4-semester long MSc study, our aim is to provide the required knowledge to graduates in the fields of vehicle technology, control theory, intelligent systems, information technology and communications.
The cooperation with our industrial partners guarantees that students will be able to participate in the latest research and development projects. The integration of the requirements of the industrial partners and project results to the curriculum leads to a unique education programme, that helps to achieve a specific knowledge transfer between the university and the vehicle industry. See the course curriculum and subject descriptions by clicking on the link below.
We offer our students research opportunities on a wide range of topics, whether it is a Scientific Student Association (TDK) thesis or a Diploma project. The topics announced are all part of forward-looking research or development projects. These projects not only help to fulfil educational tasks but also provide students with valuable experience. Based on our own and our partners' experience, this kind of knowledge is a great asset in the placement of graduate engineers.
Diploma thesis topics in the following areas:
TDK topics in the following areas:
We offer our students and partners some courses on a wide range of topics, whether: The Development and Research on Innovative Vocational Educational Skills project (DRIVES); The Academic Course “Functional Safety for Automotive” (FSA) where we work together with the University of Applied Sciences Vienna. These courses are really helpful and provide valuable experience. Based on our own and our partners' experience, this kind of knowledge is a great asset in the placement of graduate engineers.