The program is made up of four course groups, each containing several different course offerings:
(1) Foundational courses in computer science
(2) Advanced applications
(3) Creative design and entrepreneurship
(4) Humanities courses related to Hungary’s rich cultural heritage

For list of courses click on the course group links above.

FALL and SPRING full-time students are expected to select academic courses with an average load of 16-20 contact hours a week (approximately 4-5 classes).  Academic courses will meet twice a week, for two hours per occasion. Therefore, 14-week courses typically correspond to 4 credits at most North American colleges and universities.  There are no additional fees for taking on a heavier load, but those wishing to take more than 26 contact hours a week must first receive approval from their home schools and AIT's Academic Director.

Full-time student status at AIT requires 12 credits. AIT provides a supportive and intellectually vigorous learning environment. An important feature of our program is full attendance and participation of all students in classes.

Please see more details about accreditation, grades and assessment, enrollment and course dropping at Academic Policies.

SUMMER students are expected to take both courses (Mobile Software Development and Budapest Studies) offered, totaling six credit hours.

Foundational courses in computer science

Title Faculty Credits Duration
Algorithms and Data Structures
Judit Csima
Máté Vizer
4 credits weeks 1-14
Combinatorial Optimization
Dávid Szeszlér
Péter Pál Pach
4 credits weeks 1-14
Computer Graphics
László Szécsi
Attila Kárpáti
4 credits weeks 1-14
Data Science
Roland Molontay
4 credits weeks 1-14
Graph Theory
Gábor Wiener
Tamás Fleiner
4 credits weeks 1-14
Quantum Probability and Quantum Logic
Mihály Weiner
4 credits weeks 1-14
Semantic and Declarative Technologies
Péter Szeredi
Péter Tóth
László Kabódi
4 credits weeks 1-14
Theory of Computing
Gyula Y. Katona
Balázs Patkós
Padmini Mukkamala
4 credits weeks 1-14


Advanced applications

Title Faculty Credits Duration
Applied Cryptography
Levente Buttyán
István Lám
István Zsolt Berta
4 credits weeks 1-14
Deep Learning
Bálint Gyires-Tóth
4 credits weeks 1-14 (Offered in Spring semesters only)
Mobile Software Development
Péter Ekler
4 credits weeks 1-14
Structure and Dynamics of Complex Networks
András Czirok
János Török
4 credits weeks 1-14


Creative design and entrepreneurship

Title Faculty Credits Duration
Design Workshop
István Keszei
Ernő Rubik
4 credits weeks 1-14
Leadership and Entrepreneurship Studies
Gábor Bojár
Ernő Duda
Andrea Szabó
Dominika Szabó
4 credits weeks 1-14
Scalable Systems and Development Processes
Joseph Janos
2 credits weeks 1-7, or 8-14
User Experience Design
Judit Pónya
2 credits weeks 1-14


Humanities courses related to Hungary's rich cultural heritage

Title Faculty Credits Duration
Budapest Studies – life and culture of a city and its dwellers
Mariann Schiller
2 credits weeks 1-14
Budapest through Cinema, People and Streets
Mariann Schiller
Anna Gács
4 credits weeks 1-14
Hungarian Language I.
Katalin Bakonyi Berényi
Márta Magasi
2 credits weeks 1 - 7
Hungarian Language II.
Katalin Bakonyi Berényi
Márta Magasi
2 credits weeks 8 - 14
Hungarian Music in a Central European Context
Lóránt Péteri
Anna Belinszky
2 credits weeks 1 - 14