BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering & Design

Mediterranean College, Athens

Program Description

BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering & Design

Mediterranean College, Athens

15% Discount if the first year is paid by the end of by 30th April 2018 + 5% Extra discount if paid in 2 instalments

  • The first Mechanical Engineering bachelor’s course to be ever offered in Greece.
  • The University of Derby is a top-ranking UK University for Mechanical Engineering (21st in the 2017 Guardian University Guide).
  • The course can lead to professional recognition and practice, according to the requirements of the UK Engineering Council, and with further study may also lead to full professional rights in Greece (chartered engineer status).
  • The course covers the three basic Mechanical Engineering areas: Energy, Manufacture and Industrial Management, being contextualized to the Greek engineering industry (legislation issues, etc).
  • It includes Computer Aided Design and modeling, with the use of cutting-edge software, and focuses on dynamics, manufacturing processes and materials, leading to highly skilled graduates.
  • Students have access to modern facilities, both at the College’s in-house workshops and at the partner organizations state-of-the-art labs, to do their practical training, projects and internships.

This programme is validated by the University of Derby and aims to provide students with a solid background in Mechanical Engineering while offering the opportunity to specialize and apply the principles of mechanical design, modeling and management. Graduates may obtain the license to practice the profession as Incorporated Engineers (IEng) and if they continue towards postgraduate studies, they can apply for full professional rights as Chartered Engineers.

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The programme addresses high school graduates who wish to build a career in Mechanical Engineering.

Requirements for registration:

  • High School leaving certificate (Apolyterion) from a General or Vocational Senior High School (or equivalent)
  • Reference Letter (1)
  • Adequate knowledge of English (IELTS 4.5 or equivalent) *
  • Academic Interview
  • Photos (2)
  • ID-Card/ passport

* Candidates without official English language certificates can sit the English language placement test of Mediterranean College.

Holders of Higher National Diplomas (H.N.D.) or Institute of Vocational Training (I.E.K.) diplomas, students of Technological (T.E.I.) or Higher Education Institutions (A.E.I.) of relevant fields may be admitted to an advanced stage of the course, upon a Recognition of Prior Learning procedure. They need to additionally submit:

  • Diploma and/or academic transcript
  • Programme Handbook (if available)

Structure & Content

The course consists of 20-credits module and a 40-credit diploma thesis in the final year. The first two years are taught and assessed in Greek and the remaining two are taught and assessed in English.

Students are expected to work on real projects and case studies and participate in field trips to worksites and workshops, so as to apply in practice everything they have learned in class and develop the knowledge and skills the industry requires from graduate engineers.

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Mathematics for Study in Technology Applied Scientific Methods Advanced Applied Analytical Methods Advanced Engineering Design Modeling
Scholarship for Technologists Management of the Business Environment Engineering Design Modeling Advanced Powertrain Engineering or Industrial Engineering
English for Study in Technology Part A Computer Aided Design Structural Analysis and Materials Advanced Mechanical Design and Materials
Engineering Science English for Study in Technology C Corporate Responsibility and Professional Development Applied Thermodynamics
Introduction to Structural Analysis and Dynamics Engineering Design and Workshop Technology Thermofluids Independent Study and Professional Development (Mechanical Engineering)
Introduction to Structural Analysis and Dynamics Materials and Manufacturing Processes Vibration and Dynamics Independent Study and Professional Development (Mechanical Engineering)
English for Study in Technology Part B Regulatory Systems

Teaching & Learning

You’ll learn through a mixture of lectures, tutorials and laboratory work. A considerable amount of e-learning support material is also provided. The learning methods we use are:

  • Lectures, to cover theory.
  • Seminars, to solve problems and discuss case studies.
  • Computer labs, to train in the latest design, modelling and simulation software.
  • Labs & workshops, to apply theory, run tests and experiments.
  • Clinics (supporting classes), to tackle the most difficult parts of the modules.
  • Tutorials, to provide one-on-one support to students.
  • Independent learning, where students engage in self-directed study.

Student learning is further enhanced through:

  • Guest lectures, by industry experts who provide contemporary professional expertise and invaluable networking opportunities.
  • A supervised independent study, where experienced academic tutors help students transit from the academic to the professional environment.
  • Real industry projects, in order to practice the profession in a simulative environment.
  • Regular company visits and field trips/ exercises.
  • Real case simulations, such as the job interview simulation.
  • Optional internship
  • Access to multiple online and off-line resources that facilitates independent learning.

Students are assessed through written exams, individual or group projects, laboratory tests, presentations and personal research. Students develop their professional and research skills through the diploma dissertation, in which they are requested to solve a realistic mechanical problem. This real project links them with the industry and creates invaluable employment opportunities.

Why choose this Course

  • The BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering & Design is the first Mechanical Engineering bachelor’s course to be ever offered in Greece.
  • The degree may lead graduates to obtain the Incorporated Engineer status by the UK Engineering Council, while it gives them the basis to pursue full professional rights in Greece (chartered engineer status), through further study and work experience. See for further information.
  • The course covers the three basic mechanical engineering areas – Structural, Energy, and Industrial Management, focusing on areas relevant the Greek engineering industry (dynamics and structural analysis, materials and manufacturing processes, thermodynamics and internal combustion engines), making the degree recognition process by the Greek Authorities more straightforward.
  • The course content takes into account both the European and the Greek legislative framework, offering students the flexibility of employment in Greece and in other European countries.
  • The course is significantly enriched with technical design and CAD, along with design and prototype simulation modules, so that students acquire practical skills. Its focus on management enables graduates to develop entrepreneurial activity and pursue higher managerial positions in the technical sector.
  • The School of Engineering operates in-house Engineering workshops with all the necessary devices, machinery and software. It also links with external laboratories and companies in order to ensure that students access large-scale, lab test cases.
  • The learning process is further enhanced by a variety of educational activities(guest lectures, field trips, seminars, etc.) and an optional internship scheme, leading to more employable graduates.
  • The programme is delivered in both Greek and English so that students are gradually and smoothly introduced to studying in English. English lessons are provided during the 1st and 2nd year of study, specially designed to cover terminology and to help students meet the requirements of the English-taught part of the programme (students, therefore, do not need additional English tuition). Students receive the support of the College’s English Department throughout their studies. As graduates of a UK University (being taught in English), they certify their English as a foreign language competence at a Proficiency (C2).
  • Mediterranean College gives particular emphasis on the academic support of undergraduate students: a personal tutor is assigned to every student; lecturers are available at office hours; students with difficulties may use the services of the counselling and learning support centre; students receive regular feedback on their academic progress; students have full access to the College’s libraries and electronic resources
  • Mediterranean College has developed an integrated Employability plan, the MC Employability Scheme, focused on the contemporary needs of our Computing students: career counseling and professional development, regular guest lectures, real projects, seminars, networking events, employability fair, internship scheme.
  • All academic staff are accredited lecturers of the University of Derby for every module they teach. Mediterranean College implements an integrated system of recruitment, assessment and continuing professional development of academic staff so that students receive excellent teaching and personal support to develop their social and professional skills.
  • The University of Derby (Guardian University Guide 2017) is a TOP-25 UK University and in Mechanical Engineering and in the TOP-10 for student employability. This stems from constantly developing the curriculum as directed by employers, professional and accreditation bodies.

Further Study & Career

Graduates of the programme, according to the Greek law, are holders of an accredited university degree, professionally equivalent to those awarded by Greek State Higher Education Institutions. If they wish so, they can have their degree recognized by the Greek authorities.

Being graduates of an accredited UK University, they are eligible to apply for the Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status with the UK Engineering Council. If they continue their studies towards a Master’s degree and also secure some work experience, they will be eligible to upgrade their status into a Chartered Engineer, with full professional rights both in the UK and in Greece. See for further information.

After successfully completing the programme, graduates may continue for a Master’s degree at Mediterranean College or at overseas universities. Alternatively, they can seek employment. BEng (Hons) holders may attend the following Master’s programme offered by Mediterranean College:

  • MSc Mechanical Engineering and Design

Those who wish to combine Engineering with Management and pursue higher managerial positions in the Engineering industry can opt to attend the following postgraduate courses:

  • MBA Global
  • MBA Global Finance

Alternatively, they can specialize in Energy Conservation and Management by following a C.P.D. course offered in Mediterranean Professional Studies.

BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering and Design graduates can seek employment in:

  • Industrial units
  • Technical/ construction companies & agencies
  • Engineering planning & consulting agencies
  • Renewable energy sources companies
  • Car/ yacht dealerships
  • Mechanical equipment trading companies
  • Repair companies
  • Maritime companies
  • Workshops and laboratories
  • Consulting agencies

and as self-employed Mechanical Engineers.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Greek

Last updated December 31, 2018
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3 - 4 years
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Greece - Athens, Central Athens
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