Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering. Department of Mechanical Engineering . Polythechnical School. University of Western Macedonia.


The issuing of Doctoral dissertations in the Department constitutes an important priority and a procedure for conducting core research. The candidate doctors acquire specialized knowledge over the cognitive subject of the doctoral dissertation and over modern research trends and results for the field in question, and they develop capacities of literature reviewing, writing research reports, and presentation of research results. At the same time, they develop skills over specific methods and tools, experimentally, through calculation or analysis, and they acquire a significant competence in dealing with and investigating research problems. Following the end of the work, it is expected of them to have produced an original, publishable material that includes new results, useful to the scientific community. In order to achieve this, they will have proven that they are thoroughly and expansively knowledgeable about the cognitive field relevant to the issue of their dissertation, while having acquired the competence of conducting a research work with an independent manner.

Further Information

The main objective of the preparation of the Doctoral dissertation is the training of the candidate in research methods, the systematic and in-depth specialisation on the subject selected, and the production of new research outcomes. The candidates have the opportunity of attending specialisation courses and seminars, while training in the specialized tools required for their research.

Relation To Employment

The title of studies of the Doctoral Diploma is necessary for anyone interested in following an academic path.


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 Western Macedonia

Qualification Type



Higher education




Minimum 3 years