The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies was founded in 1970 with the name of Pollack Mihály Technical College. Its legal predecessors were the Polytechnic of Building Services of Budapest and the Chemical Industrial Engineering Polytechnic of Pécs. A Building Installations Department and Civil Engineering Department were created in 1971. From 1st July, 1995 the college was integrated into Janus Pannonius University, which changed its name to the University of Pécs in 2000. It has been functioning as a faculty since 2004; from 2006 it was the Pollack Mihály Faculty of Engineering, from 2011 as the Pollack Mihály Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology – showing the increased emphasis on information technology in both education and research. In 2015 the name of our institution was simplified to the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, University of Pécs.
Today with its 3,000 students, its several decades of experience, its renovated and extended campus, the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology is one the most colourful institutions of Hungary’s tertiary technical education and one of the prominent centres of the country’s engineering life.The 8 basic training programmes cover technical, artistic and information technology related fields of study in the following branches: architecture, civil engineering, environmental engineering, electrical engineering, information technology and architectural design.Our higher level vocational training for producing television programmes is also popular. Our students can choose from 10 Master Degree programmes mainly in the fields of architecture, architectural design, civil engineering and information technology. Since September 2014 students could opt for undivided training in architecture, Architect Designer DLA and Architectural Engineering PhD, and from September 2015, IT Engineering BSc and MSc programmes, and a Civil Engineering BSc, Structural Engineering MSc programme will be available as English language programmes.
In September 2015 practice-oriented dual training programmes will be launched with participation from industries and companies within the BSc programmes of Architectural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology Engineering and Environmental Engineering. For those graduates who already have a degree we offer 13 different postgraduate specialist training courses. We have 135 lecturers, 82 of them have a PhD or DLA degree and 29% have reached the qualification of habilitation. Several of our lecturers are Doctors of the Hungarian Academy, several lecturers have artistic awards, and three are members of the Hungarian Academy of Art, one is a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 13 lecturers are holders of a candidate degree and we have three full-time researchers. More than half of our lecturing staff is under the age of 50.
The refurbishment of the 20,000 m2 educational and research building complex was completed in 2007-2008 with an investment of 3.5 billion Hungarian forints. As part of the campus, the dormitory, which can accommodate 800 students, was renewed and double rooms with bathrooms were created. During the comprehensive refurbishment of the faculty buildings, classrooms were equipped with air conditioning and modern multimedia equipment. State-of-the-art instruments and equipment were installed in the labs adjacent to the main educational building.