Optional courses

According to Rules and Regulations of the University of Debrecen students have to complete optional (elective) courses during their Bachelor or Master training. Optional subjects can be completed in any semester. 
You can see in the following table (and in the curriculum of your program) how many credit points you have to gain by completing optional subjects.


Major Credits total Credits of optional subjects
Civil Engineering BSc 240 12
Mechanical Engineering BSc 210 10
Mechatronics Engineering BSc 210 10
Professional Pilot BSc 210 10
Engineering Management MSc 120 6
Mechanical Engineering MSc 120 6
Mechatronical Engineering MSc 120 6
Urban Systems Engineering MSc 120 6
Environmental Engineering MSc 120 6

 There are basically 5 groups of subjects which you can complete as optional courses:

1.    Every semester the Faculty of Engineering offers courses that are not part of any BSc or MSc curriculum. These subjects provide extra knowledge mostly in engineering fields. Some of these courses are offered for students from certain majors or require prior knowledge. Important! These optional courses can start only if the minimum number of applicants is at least 20, the number of credit points allocated to these subjects is 2 or 3 credits, number of contact hours: 2 hours weekly. The optional courses mentioned in the table below can be found on Neptun under "Subjects", "Register for subjects", "Subject type": "Subjects from curriculum", "Curriculums": please select your curriculum.


The list is extended continuously!

2020/21/1 (Venue: Faculty of Engineering, Ótemető Campus) Up-to-date timetable information is/will be available on Neptun.
Code Subject Instructor Credit points Schedule Room BSc/MSc Comments
MK5INCOM03XX18-EN Intercultural Communication Skills Dr Kata Anna Váró 3 Online Classes   BSc/MSc For BSc and MSc students.
MK5ENPMM03XX20-EN Engineering Project Management Hayyan Boubou, Lubna Qais Anwer Owais 3     MSc

Only for MSc students.

MFSZK31X03-EN Water and Sewage Treatment Dr Gabriella Hancz 3     BSc Only for Civil Engineering BSc students.
MK3GLENA03XX20-EN Global Energy Dr Balázs Kulcsár 3     BSc/MSc For BSc and MSc students.
MK3CPRHA03XX19-EN Advanced C Programming Mr Attila Vámosi 3     BSc Only for BSc students. Prerequisite course: MK3INFCA04RX17-EN Informatics (Programming in C). The prerequisite course is an obligatory unit in the Mechatronics Eng. BSc curriculum.
MFLEA31X03-EN Basics of Leadership Dr Andrea Matkó 3     BSc/MSc For BSc and MSc students.
MK3ORGBM03XX18-EN Organisational Behaviour Eva Zentay 3 ONLINE class, Tuesday 6-8 p.m.   MSc For Engineering Management MSc students only!
MK3CRYPA02XX20 MK3CRYPA02XX20 Dr Éva Csernusné Ádámkó 2 Online Class   BSc/MSc For BSc and MSc students

For the course Foundations of Innovation and Entrepreneurship you can register like this: 

Please go to Subjects > Register for subjects, select the term 2020/21/1, and the option "All other subjects in the institution", write to subject name: Foundations, click on "List subjects" and you will see it listed. The course is open only on 3rd September. As it is not opened by our Faculty we don't have further information about it or about joining it later. 


Course descriptions are available here: https://eng.unideb.hu/en/node/518


2.    Hungarian language

From the 2020/2021 academic year onwards, new Stipendium Hungaricum holder students - both undergraduate and graduate - are required to complete 2 semesters of Hungarian as a foreign language. If they fail to do so, they will lose the scholarship and have to finance their studies on their own. Language classes will be free of charge and provided by the Coordinating Centre for International Education.
Please note that the above rules DO NOT apply to Stipendium Hungaricum students who are already in their 2nd, 3rd or 4th year but they are free to take the remaining seats (if there are any) and register for Hungarian Language as an optional course.

The courses consist of 40 classes (2x2 classes/week). They will start on 21 September, 2020 and last for 10 weeks.

Please note that for those of you whose Hungarian language course clashes with one of the obligatory subjects and for those who could not register for any of the courses, the Coordinating Centre will provide an intensive language course in January 2021.

The courses are to find in the neptun system under "All other subjects of the institution" with the code TTIS_HUNG_LANG1.

If you go to "Register" next to the subject name, you will see all available courses. 

We suggest to choose one of the courses with _MK at the end of the code. These are in the building of the Faculty of Engineering and at a time that is not clashing with compulsory subjects. 

If these MK courses are full, you can choose also from _MIXED courses, but these are often at other campuses. 

Details of the course (schedule, venue) you can see if you go above the "Comments" coloumn:

Hungarian language course exemptions 
Completed Hungarian language courses of at least 40 hours are accepted as exemptions.

  • If you completed Hungarian language as an optional subject in your previous studies at UD and it is shown in your neptun system as completed, you don’t need to submit any documents. 
  • If you completed the course by the Summer School of UD and you have a certificate about it, please send it to your faculty administrator.
  • If you completed the course as a university subject at other institution, please send an official transcript of it to your faculty administrator

If you would like to have a Hungarian language course exempted from your previous studies, you should do the request in the E-learning system by enrolling in the course titled "Hungarian language course - exemptions" and uploading the relevant material there. You can find the course by clicking on Faculty of Engineering -> English courses MK -> Hungarian language course - exemptions.


3.    If you would like to widen your knowledge in the engineering field and you are interested in other majors which the Faculty of Engineering offers in English, you can register for some courses from our BSc or MSc programs. These subjects do not require special field-specific knowledge, but could be useful and interesting for all engineering students. These courses are open according to the particular curriculum of the training program, therefore there is no restriction on the minimum number of applicants. Please note! The credit points which can be gained by completing these courses as optional ones are always 3 even if the normal credit point assigned to them is higher. The contact hours (can be more than 2 hours per week) can be found in the curriculum of the particular program.

Important! As these courses are not included in your curriculum, you cannot find them on Neptun. Please contact your administrator in the International Office (room 123, 124 or 206), they will register you for the course.


Course descriptions are available here: https://eng.unideb.hu/en/node/518


4.    You can choose optional courses also from other faculties of the university. These can be found on Neptun under “All other subjects in the institution”. These courses are accepted with maximum 3 credits! You need to know that certain courses can be seen on Neptun but are not open for students from other faculties or have prerequisites. Course codes of the Faculty of Engineering start either with MF... or MK... .

5.    Please note that there is the possibility for students who take part in mobility programs to transfer courses completed abroad as optional subjects if they are not equivalent to any other subjects in the curriculum. If you plan to go abroad, you will most likely have subjects from this period of time as optional subjects.


If you plan to continue your studies on a Master’s program and you are considering choosing an another major (for example Mechatronical Engineering MSc after Mechanical Engineering BSc), it is recommended to ask the Department which subjects would prepare you for your MSc studies so that those courses can be completed as optional subjects during your BSc studies. 

To the attention of transfer students! The subjects from your previous studies which have not been recognized as compulsory subjects can be transferred as optional subjects. In this case the “Credit transfer request form” should be filled out. 


Updated: 2020.11.05.

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