The Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (MME) in the School of Engineering at the University of Cyprus was founded in 2002, admitted its first undergraduate students in the fall of 2003, graduated its first students in June of 2006 and, today, our student body consists of about 200 undergraduate students and 45 postgraduate students. Our Department offers innovative programs of study both at the undergraduate (B.Sc.) and graduate (M.Sc. and PhD) levels that are constantly evolving to meet the needs of mechanical engineers in the 21st century. Our graduates are the mechanical engineers who create, shape and implement technologies in many diverse areas.
Research in MME is presently organized into the following areas of concentration— Manufacturing, Dynamic and Smart Systems, Energy, Biomedical Engineering, Computational Mechanics and Artificial Intelligence Technologies, Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology. Our faculty has received more than 20 million € in more than 100 externally-funded competitive research grants and has been awarded, among others, ERC Starting Grant, Marie Curie Excellence Chairs, Marie Curie Transfer of Knowledge-Development Project, Marie Curie Excellence Team project etc.
Under the stewardship of faculty members (15 faculty members in 2020) and the help of dedicated support staff and graduate students, the Department has developed an undergraduate and graduate teaching program that provides rigorous training and imparts the intellectual adventure of mechanical engineering to new generations. The broad-based training and advanced knowledge offered in our graduate curriculum prepares students to work in many diverse industries.
The Department's mission is to continually strive to attain excellence and establish international reputation in both teaching and research.
Theodora Kyratsi, Professor