Vehicle Engineering BSc

Information about the Program

The outcome and training requirements of the program are set out in Regulation No. 18/2016 (VIII. 5.) by the Ministry of Human Resources (EMMI) (hereinafter referred to as: KKK). The training programs of University of Debrecen includes the regulations of KKK and its effectively implemented, annually updated and corrected curriculum and schedule kept by Department of Air- and Road Vehicles at Faculty of Engineering.

Name of undergraduate program Vehicle Engineering Undergraduate Program
Level BSc
Mode of attendance Full-time
Field, branch Engineering
Program length 7 semesters
Credits total 210 credits
Qualification Vehicle Engineer
Program coordinator Zsolt Tiba PhD
Specialization available

Automotive Vehicle Engineering Specialization: Zsolt Tiba PhD
Vehicle Manufacturing Specialization: Sándor Bodzás PhD

Internship 6 weeks after the 6th semester

The aim of the programme is to train vehicle engineers who are able to solve basic engineering problems related to the design, manufacturing, systems thinking perspective of operation, and the repair of automotive, railway, naval and aerospace vehicles, vehicle systems, building and material handling machines and mobile machinery, considering the technicalities of transportation and logistics. They perform these tasks in accordance with the ruling principles of safety, environmental protection and power management. Students will be prepared to continue their studies at Master’s (MSc) level.

Professional competences to be acquired

A vehicle engineer’s

a) knowledge


  • has an expansive knowledge of the basic facts, directions and borderlines of the professional field of engineering.
  • knows the general and specific principles, rules, relations and procedures of mathematics, natural and social sciences necessary to work in the professional field of vehicles and mobile machinery.
  • knows the conceptual system and the problem-solving methods of the professional field of vehicles and mobile machinery.
  • knows the basic economic, entrepreneurial and legal rules and devices related to the manufacturing and operation of vehicles and mobile machinery.
  • knows the fundamentals, limits and requirements of the professional fields of logistics and transportation closely associated with vehicle engineering.
  • knows the logistics and transport processes carried out by using vehicles and mobile machinery as well as their necessities, expectations and the set of conditions.
  • knows the working principles and structural units of vehicles and mobile machinery.
  • knows the measurement technologies used in vehicle technology, as well as their tools, instruments and measurement facilities.
  • knows the basic principles of design, methods, regulations and standards of vehicle technology, as well as the control techniques and operation processes.
  • knows the learning and the information and data collection methods of the field of vehicle engineering, as well as their ethical limits and problem-solving methods.
  • knows computer communication and the major application software of the professional field.
  • knows the major organisational, management and communication techniques.
  • knows the expectations and the requirements of the fields of work and fire safety, industrial safety and quality assurance, and the regulations of environmental protection related to his/her profession.

b) skills

He/She is able to

  • carry out a basic analysis of disciplines that make up the epistemic system of the field of engineering, to summarise correspondences and to make adequate assessments.
  • apply the most important theories, procedures and terminology of the field of vehicles and mobile machinery when carrying out relevant tasks.
  • apply calculation and operational principles, methods and technical specifications related to the operation and basic design of vehicles, mobile machinery and their systems.
  • understand and describe the structure and operation of the different units of vehicles and mobile machinery, the construction of the applied constituents and the relation between them.
  • apply the technical regulations relating to the operation of automotive systems and mobile machinery, and the principles and economical relations of installing and operating machines and mechanical systems.
  • control and supervise industrial manufacturing and operational processes without neglecting the principles of quality assurance and quality control.
  • diagnose mechanical failures and to select preventive mechanisms.
  • identify routine problems and the theoretical and practical background necessary to solve them, and to solve the given problem by the practical application of standard operations.
  • plan, organise and carry out studying independently.
  • understand and use scientific literature and the computer and library sources related to the field of vehicles and mobile machinery.
  • solve professional problems by using the acquired computer skills.
  • model engineering structures and processes.
  • manage workplace resources in a creative way using his/her knowledge acquired.
  • apply and conform to industrial safety, workplace and fire safety and hygienic rules and regulations in the course of his/her work.
  • communicate in a professionally adequate manner both in writing and orally in his/her mother tongue and in at least one foreign language.

c) attitude


  • identifies with the social role his/her profession plays in the world, and acts as a credible representative of it.
  • represents and takes responsibility for the values of engineering, and is open towards professionally reasonable critical remarks.
  • follows the legal, technical, technological and administrative changes of his/her field of profession.
  • is open and apt to learn, accept and credibly mediate professional and technological developments and innovations in the field of vehicle engineering.
  • endeavours to constantly train him-/herself in vehicle engineering in accordance with his/her profession.
  • endeavours to solve problems and make leadership decisions by taking into account the opinion of his/her co-workers and cooperating with them.
  • makes decisions after a thorough consideration of legal and ethical norms even in unexpected situations, or situations demanding a complex approach.
  • endeavours to promote the aspects of environmental protection and health consciousness at his/her job.
  • pays attention to the professional development of his/her co-workers, manages and helps their endeavours. 
  • shares experiences with his/her colleagues helping their professional development.

d) his/her autonomy and responsibility


  • is capable of considering complex, fundamental questions of his/her field of profession and elaborating them on the basis of given sources even in unexpected decision-making situations.
  • cooperates with experts from other fields of profession (primarily experts of economics and law) when completing professional tasks.
  • detects deficiencies of the applied technologies and the risks of the processes and initiates measures to reduce them.
  • is fully aware of the legal, economic, safety, social, health and environmental consequences of his/her work and decisions.
  • is capable of following the instructions of his/her superior, supervises the work of personnel he/she is in charge of and monitors the operation of machines and facilities.
  • evaluates the efficiency, adeptness and safety of his/her colleagues.
Last update: 2023. 10. 16. 15:11