BSc in Agricultural Engineering

About the course

The BSc in Agriculture is designed to obtain the knowledge necessary for being able to act successfully at different areas of agriculture with special regard to plant production, animal breeding and environmental aspects related to agriculture. The training starts with high emphasis on basic sciences, especially on chemistry, plant and animal physiology, physics and mathematics. The technical aspects of agriculture are important parts of the curriculum which includes the fundamentals of precision agriculture as well. From the 3rd semester animal breeding and crop production will be the leading areas of the training including all the related sciences that are necessary for acting as a qualified agronomist.

We put a special emphasis on environmental aspects and on the application of environmentally sound technologies which results not only in less environmental load, but also in a more economical way of production.


Throughout your stay at Széchenyi István University, which is the largest university in West-Hungary, with 13 000 students, as a student of Agronomy, you will have a personal academic tutor to guide you through your studies and to meet your individual goals and interests.


The course includes a full semester of practical training covering the most important target areas.


Areas of Study

Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Botany, Zoology, Plant physiology, Anatomy and animal physiology, Soil sciences, Soil cultivation and management, Biosystems engineering, Animal nutrition, Animal breeding and husbandry, Plant breeding, Crop production, Horticulture, Pest management, Plant protection, Environment and land use, Product quality and quality assurance, Sectoral economy, Management, Marketing, Organic farming, Project management, Extension in agriculture.


Entry qualification

Secondary school graduation


Course length

Three year full-time taught programme plus dissertation.

Credits: 180+30


Learning and assessment

Learning is through lectures, tutorials, seminar groups, practical sessions, research projects and self-directed study. Assessment is via oral and written examinations and a diploma work.



Ideal for those who want to be involved in the activity of a family farm, want to launch an enterprise of their own, want to work as employees at an agricultural company, those who want to specialize only later, and for those who want to continue their training in MSc studies.


Up-to-date knowledge in all fields of agriculture. Harmony of theory and practice.


Subjects to be studied:

Semester 1

Introduction to agricultural technologies



Introduction to microbiology

Introduction to chemistry



Practical training


Semester 2

Farm management I.


Sectoral economy

Basics of agricultural engineering

Plant physiology

Principles of plant production

Introduction to soil sciences

Optional subject

Practical training


Semester 3

Animal physiology

Introduction to economy

Farm management II.

Crop production I.

Soil management

Agricultural meteorology


Principles of animal breeding

Introduction to law

Practical training


Semester 4

Cattle and sheep breeding

Animal nutrition

Farm machinery. Crop production

Geographic information systems

Animal pests in agriculture

Crop production II.


Practical training


Semester 5

Swine and poultry breeding


Farm machinary. Animal production

Introduction to water management

Optional subject

Applied genetics

Preparation of thesis I.


Semester 6



Semester 7

Human resources management


Grassland management

Introduction to crop protection

Animal health and hygiene

Agricultural marketing

Preparation of thesis II.



Optional subjects:

Breeding of small animals

Food processing machinery

From biofarming to gene technology

Precision crop production

Alternative crop production

Growing of ornamental plants

Introduction to medicinal plants

Village tourism

Service marketing

Disaster recovery

Foreign trade

Agricultural subsidies and taxes