Doctorate in "Design of Interactive and Industrial Products and Systems". Department of Product and Systems Design Engineering. Faculty of Sciences. University of the Aegean.


The Department trains candidate doctors who shall be capable of intervening to and developing new knowledge or innovative technologies in fields related to the lifecycle of a product, system, or service.
The doctors of the department are capable of:
- conducing original research regarding a design problem and creating suitable methodological or technological tools for its resolution;
- creatively using various cognitive tools and methodologies from different disciplines in order to conduct innovative research in the field of product and system design;
- conducting innovative research which advances science and technology and helps the evolution of the scientific field of product and system design.

Further Information

The department allows the acquisition of a Doctoral Diploma in the field of product and system design.
The doctoral diploma consists an academic title, which certifies the substantial contribution of its holder to the advancement of major cognitive domains, in depth understanding of its scientific field, and the conduct of an original or innovative work or research in the field of his/her science.
The minimum duration of study to acquire the Doctoral Diploma is three (3) complete calendar years from the date of appointment of the Three-member Consulting Committee, for the persons holding a Master's Degree. By way of exception, and following justified decision by the General Assembly of Special Composition of the Department of Product and Systems Design Engineering, someone who does not hold a Master's Degree could be admitted as a candidate doctor. Graduates of Technological Educational Institutes, of the School of Pedagogical and Technological Education or of equal schools can be admitted only if they hold a Master's Degree.

Relation To Employment

Having high qualifications of this type, they may either be self-employed or they may work in key positions for state or private businesses and organisations.


Access to this type is possible only for those who have obtained at least a level 7 qualification (unless it is provided for otherwise).
Holders of such type qualifications have access to programs of study of the same level.

Ways To Aquire

Qualifications of this type are acquired via formal education.

Awarding Body

University of the Aegean

Qualification Type



Higher education




Minimum 3 years