MEng / BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering & Design


Program Description

  • Mediterranean College was the first college to offer academic undergraduate degrees in the field of Mechanical Engineering in Greece.
  • The University of Derby is a top-ranking UK University for Mechanical Engineering (18th in the 2019 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 contextualised to the Greek engineering industry (legislation issues, etc).
  • It includes Computer-Aided Design and modelling, 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 organisations 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 specialise and apply the principles of mechanical design, modelling and management. Graduates may obtain the license to practice the profession as Chartered Engineers (CEng).

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Admissions Requirements

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 (HND) or Institute of Vocational Training (IEK) diplomas, students of Technological (TEI) or Higher Education Institutions (AEI) 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 learnt in class and develop the knowledge and skills the industry requires from graduate engineers.

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5
Mathematics for Study in Technology Applied Scientific Methods Advanced Applied Analytical Methods Advanced Engineering Design Modeling Research Methods, Application and Evaluation
Scholarship for Technologies Management of the Business Environment Engineering Design Modeling Advanced Powertrain Engineering or Industrial Engineering Environmental Risk and Responsibility
English for Study in Technology Part A Computer Aided Design Structural Analysis and Materials Industrial Engineering Forensic Engineering, Failure Analysis and Prevention
Engineering Science English for Study in Technology C Corporate Responsibility and Professional Development Advanced Mechanical Design and Materials Advanced Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Engineering (optional)
Introduction to Structural Analysis and Dynamics Engineering Design and Workshop Technology Thermofluids Applied Thermodynamics Energy Management and Conservation (optional)
Materials and Manufacturing Processes Vibration and Dynamics Independent Study and Professional Development (Mechanical Engineering) CPD and Strategic Management
English for Study in Technology Part B Regulatory Systems MEng Interdisciplinary Group Project

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, project management 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.
  • 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 MEng / 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 for 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 technology 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 counselling 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

Our graduates may apply for the Chartered Engineer (CEng) status with the UK Engineering Council. 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 or BSc graduates 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 specialise in Energy Conservation and Management by following a CPD course offered in Mediterranean Professional Studies.

MEng (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.

Graduates may also seek employment overseas or pursue further study towards a doctorate degree.

Last updated May 2019

About the School

Being the first private College to be founded in Greece back in 1977, the Mediterranean College prides for its pioneering initiatives that have shaped private, higher education in Greece.

Being the first private College to be founded in Greece back in 1977, the Mediterranean College prides for its pioneering initiatives that have shaped private, higher education in Greece. Read less
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