|Department of Mechanical Engineering|
The Department aims to provide excellent teaching and to create the environment for effective learning, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level, while improving the Country's competitive advantage through cutting edge engineering research activities as these apply to various economic sectors. Over the years the Department has built its research reputation at National, European and International levels and has created strong industrial links. Research activities can be identified along a wide range of fields, such as: engineering design, production planning and control, total quality management, supply chain management, PLC and microprocessors usage for automatic control, composite materials and their usage in engineering designs, micro and nanotechnology, mechatronics, energy management systems, rational usage of energy/ renewable energy sources, buildings bioclimatic design, vehicle active and passive safety systems, vehicle electronic stability systems, environmental noise and transport 'smart' management systems.
The programmes of study are structured according to the scientific and professional needs of modern mechanical and automotive engineers. Our students systematically cultivate analytical and critical way of thinking, in order to be able to cope with diverse engineering problems. In addition, they are exposed to state of the art software and engineering practices. As a result, our graduates are able to continuously upgrade and cope with a constantly changing technological landscape. Currently, the Department offers two degrees at Bachelors' level and is about to introduce soon two degrees at Masters' level. Degrees in 'Mechanical Engineering' and 'Automotive Engineering' are offered at Bachelors' level, while degrees in 'Production Engineering and Management' and in 'Energy' will be offered at Masters' level.