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's 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 and Materials Science and Engineering.
The objective of this Master's program is to train young scientists with up-to-date knowledge and techniques in the fast-growing (and of particular importance for society) field of Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology. The students are specialized in one of the research areas of the program with the aim of creating proper conditions for a successful professional career in the public or private sector, in industry or in research organizations.
The program is designed to produce highly qualified graduates who
The number of places available is 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:
The Department may also set additional criteria and quality indicators such as: (a) 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.
The grading system is numerical, from 0 to 10 with increments of ½. The minimum passing grade is 5. The final grade of a graduate student is calculated as the grade point average of all courses passed by the student.
In a postgraduate programme of study, courses can be graded as Success/Failure. These courses do not count towards the student’s GPA, and may not exceed 25% of the programme’s ECTS, with the exception of the dissertation units. All courses are presented in the Postgraduate Studies Prospectus.
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. Master-level dissertations are calculated qualitatively as Excellent, Very Good, Good, and Failure.
The employment prospects of the program include, among others, the following: