Curriculum of Studies

Qualification awarded
Δίπλωμα Μηχανολόγου Μηχανικού (Diploma Michanologou Michanikou) (Diploma in Mechanical Engineering)
Level of qualification

Specific admission requirements

Upper secondary degree (6 years of studies). National level examination.

Qualification requirements and regulations, profile of the programme, key learning outcomes and occupational profiles

In order to graduate from the Department of Mechanical Engineering students have to attend and successfully complete courses (compulsory and elective) and a Diploma Thesis.
The programme of studies is comprised of three distinct modules:
The first module of studies lasts six semesters (1st to 6th) and includes 31 compulsory core courses.
The second module of studies lasts two semesters (7th and 8th) and the student must choose one of the three available directions of studies: a) Manufacturing, b) Energy, and c) Industrial Management. The second module includes: seven courses (5 compulsory and 2 elective) of the selected direction and 2 elective courses from each of the two other directions.
The third module of studies lasts two semesters (9th and 10th) and includes 7 elective courses along a specialization within the selected direction. The specializations are as follows: A. Manufacturing (A1. Materials Technology, A2. Analysis and Synthesis of Structures, A3. Manufacturing Technology), B. Energy (B1. Production and Use of Energy, B2. Environment and Antipollution Technology, B3. Aeronautics and Engines), C. Industrial Management.
The examination in courses can take place in an oral/written form or through assignments (instructorchoice). Students can choose to undertake a student project and/or an internship. The Diploma Thesis is compulsory and is equivalent to thirty (30) ECTS credits.
The Mechanical Engineering program aims to educate and train engineers capable of studying and comprehending the principles of natural sciences, mathematics, and statistics and applying those in the design, synthesis, analysis, manufacturing and operation of machines, mechanical structures and production systems as well as to promote the scientific field of mechanical engineering and its state-of-the-art applications. At the applied level, the program aims to provide the graduates with the necessary skills and competencies for the development of innovative products and services, the solution of engineering and scientific problems and the adaptation in the continuously developing technological and economic environments.
Specifically, upon successful completion of their studies, graduates of the School of Mechanical Engineering based on their courses, dissertation and practical training acquire competencies and skills for: (a) the solution of technical problems, (b) the concept of scientific research in mechanical engineering, (c) the planning and management of industrial production systems, (d) the development of new materials and the processes for their production and mechanical manufacturing, (e) the design and analysis in environmental engineering applications, (f) the performance of experimental measurements and their evaluation for mechanical, electrical and process applications, (g) the synthesis and assessment of energy systems, and finally (h) consultation regarding subjects in the field of mechanical engineering and its applications.
Graduates of the School of Mechanical Engineering, in addition to the basic knowledge of their discipline and profession also possess the capacity: 1) to apply knowledge in practical real world situations, 2) to communicate in a second language, 3) to retrieve, process, analyse and synthesize data and information utilising appropriate technologies, 4) to adapt to new situations and reach relevant decisions, 5) to work independently or in groups as well as in international and/or interdisciplinary environments, 6) to generate new research ideas, promote scientific knowledge, plan and manage scientific and research projects, 7) to respect diversity, multiculturalism and the natural environment, 8) to demonstrate social, professional, and moral responsibility and exhibit sensitivity to gender issues and human values, 9) to show fair judgement and critically judge themselves, and finally 10) to promote free, inductive and deductive thinking.

Professional status (if applicable)

Professional qualification from the Technical Chamber of Greece is required for the graduates of the School of Mechanical Engineering of Aristotle University to be employed in the public or private sector in Greece (Law 6422/1934/Α, Hellenic Government Gazette no 412/1934/Α).

Access to further studies

The qualification is a terminal award and allows access to postgraduate studies.

Examination regulations, assessment and grading

According to the grading regulations a 10 grades scale applies in all higher education. The scale is the following only in the qualification Diploma:
Άριστα (Arista) Excellent : 10.00 - 8.50
Λίαν Καλώς (Lian Kalos) Very Good : 8.40 - 6.50
Καλώς (Kalos) Good : 6.40 - 5.00
Ανεπιτυχώς (Anepitychos) Fail: 0.00 - 4.99
Minimum passing grade: 5.00

Graduation requirements

A full academic year is equivalent to 60 ECTS units and each semester to 30 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) (1ECTS=25-30 hours). Compliance with the ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) regulation began in 2007, when the Greek Legislation was harmonized with the relevant European one (Ministerial Decision no Φ5/89656/Β3, art. 1-3, Hellenic Government Gazette no 1466/2007/B). Each course is credited with a number of ECTS (>=2) according to the studentwork load (contact hours, laboratory work, examinations etc.) and the accumulation of credits (ECTS) is accomplished after the successful completion of the course.

Mode of study

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