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Profile of Programme

The Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering is one of the four departments in the newly established Faculty of Engineering at the University of Cyprus.
The first undergraduate students were accepted in September 2003, while the graduate program started in January 2005.
The Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering offers a high-quality graduate program both at the Master and Ph.D. level. This program emphasizes fundamental principles that prepare students for leadership roles in a challenging and rapidly changing technological world. Research and innovation are encouraged in an environment that fosters cooperation among faculty, students, industry, and research organizations. The faculty in the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering is comprised of experienced and distinguished academicians with expertise in a wide range of research fields pertinent to Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.
The objective of the Doctoral program is to train young scientists with up-to-date knowledge and techniques in the fast growing and of particular importance for the society field of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. The students are specialized in one of the research areas of the program (Biomedical Engineering, Energy Systems, Manufacturing) with the aim to create proper conditions for a successful professional career in the public or private sector, in industry, in academic institutions or research organizations.

Key Learning Outcomes

The program is designed to produce highly qualified graduates who

  1. Obtain a strong background in the fundamentals of the field, creativity, societal sensitivity and the independence of thought required for a successful career in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.
  2. Obtain self-motivation and self-evaluation skills to acquire more knowledge in their area of specialization during their future professional career.
  3. Adopt a deductive approach to the learning process. This approach follows naturally from the fact that all physical phenomena important to Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineers are governed by a set of simple physical laws and are mathematically expressed by similar equations solved with the same methods.
  4. As successful Engineers, identify, define, understand and use physical laws describing different problems.
  5. Evaluate, select and combine appropriate analytical, experimental and computational tools for problems of specialization.
  6. Apply these tools and solve problems to meet specific needs posed by society.
  7. Integrate new knowledge in their background to design, propose and compose new products and services.
  8. Apply their acquired knowledge and skills to a research project in the area of their specialization.
  9. Are able to prepare scientific reports and present their work in the scientific community.
  10. Are able to teach in academic institutes and supervise research projects and young scientists.
  11. Are able to lead a team for research and development in industry.

Key Information

Department: Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

Programme Name: Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Direction: Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (MSc)

Level of Qualification: 3rd Cycle (Doctoral's Degree) [8 Semesters]

Mode of Study: Full time

Language of Instruction: English

Coordinator: Assistant Professor Vasileios Vavourakis

Curriculum Structure

Course Type ECTS
Compulsory 224
Restricted Elective 16

Courses per Semester

Conditions of Study

The number of places available are announced by the Graduate School with the eligibility criteria for candidates, as well as other required documents that must be attached to the application such as:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognised University.
  • Previous University education in a suitable subject (academic background) and grades of relevant degrees.
  • Letters of recommendation.
  • Personal interview and/or written examination (if provided by the Department’s internal rules).
  • Submission of preliminary research proposal for admission to a doctoral course (if provided by the Department’s internal rules).
The Department may also set additional criteria and quality indicators such as: (a) number of students’ publications in scientific journals, (b) students’ participation in seminars, symposia, research programmes, (c) presentations by students at conferences, (d) knowledge of foreign languages, and (e) professional experience, etc.

Students must always advise the University's Postgraduate Study Rules

Successful completion of the requirements of the Program.
Up to 60 ECTS may be exempted from postgraduate courses.

The diploma dissertation, thesis, research and writing stages are graded with Success / Failure. The final grade of the dissertation is registered in the last semester of its elaboration. The doctoral dissertation is graded as Success or Failure.

Further Information

Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

The total number of students per academic year varies between 8-10 students, depending on the applications and the maximum number of students set every year by the University.
The employment prospects of the program include, among others, the following:

  • Industry
    • Construction Sector
    • Mining and Processing
    • Production of Electricity
    • Water Desalination
    • Hotel Units
  • Technical Offices
    • Design of Mechanical Installations
    • Thermal Building Performance
    • Environmental Impact
  • Installation and Maintenance of Equipment
  • Appointment to the Public Sector of Cyprus
  • Appointment in Secondary Education
  • Financial Investment Advisers
  • Employment in Academic and Research Institutes

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