Bachelor's Degree in Automotive Engineering. Department of Automotive Engineering. Faculty of Technological Applications. Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki.


The graduates of the Department of Automotive Engineer of Technological Education are able to engage, on their own or in collaboration with other scientists of relevant fields, with the design, research and application of technology in every general and specialised fields of the vehicles. Specifically, with the knowledge, skills, and competencies acquired through studying, the graduate of the Department can cope with the following professional activities:
A) General learning outcomes:
- Engage professionally with every level of production, quality control, and marketing in industries, small industries, and workshops for the manufacture, conversion, repair, maintenance, management and marketing of vehicles.
- Function effectively as a member or head of a technical team.
- Effectively apply written and oral communication in technical and non-technical texts or environments, locating and using suitable literature.
- Capable for autonomous, continuous professional advancement.
- Teach in every level of education or training, in order to cover for the didactic needs of his/her specialty.
- Show responsibility, ethical behaviour, and respect to diversity and to the work environment.
- Evaluate the impact of the technological achievements by sciences to a constantly developing social and global framework.
- Commit to quality and continuous improvement.
- Deal with research, development, and innovation in every field of his/her specialty.

B) Specific learning outcomes. The graduates are able to:
- locate, analyse, and give solutions to widely known problems of automotive technology;
- study, design elements, modules, devices, and various systems of vehicles;
- issue studies for the design and production, supervise manufacturing, assemble, maintain facilities, and check the operation of modules, devices and systems in the automotive field;
- develop and put in practice modern methods for processing and formulating;
- organize, supervise, process, and assess laboratory measurements and experiments in every field of their specialty;
- organise the productive procedure by using modern methods for monitoring, organising, controlling, and manufacturing with computer assistance;
- select and apply the knowledge of engineering mathematics and science in problems of automotive technology requiring the application of rules and documented procedures and methodologies;
- participate in review boards for the issuing of professional licenses, regarding the maintenance and repair of vehicles;
- participate in examination boards for the issuing of licenses to driving instructors (Driving Schools) and driving licenses, as well as in boards for the technical inspection of vehicles;
- conduct technical and financial-technical studies related to vehicles, issue expert reports and damage assessments, studies for the calculation of engine displacement, and for converting vehicles, etc.

Further Information

The duration of studies in the Department of Automotive Engineering is eight (8) semesters, as per the latest reformation of the Programme of Studies that has been applied since March 2010. The orientation of studies towards the application of scientific knowledge, with sufficient theoretical education, and laboratory and practical exercise, is reflected on the current Programme of Studies. The studies include theoretical teaching, laboratory exercises, practical exercises, group or personal coursework, dissertation, and the preparation of designs. Moreover, it includes educational visits to businesses manufacturing and repairing vehicles or separate parts of vehicles and mechanisms, such as engines, transmission systems, etc. The current curriculum was structured based on the workload for students, from which the ECTS credits have resulted for each course, i.e. strictly 30 units per semester. The Undergraduate Programme of Studies meets the objectives of the Department and society requirements at a significant rate. Nevertheless, this is the only Department of tertiary education in Greece, having as its sole field vehicles, training students who shall work in the automotive industry of the country. At the current phase, the Department's Programme of Studies is again at a revision phase, from a relevant 6-member committee, with the purpose, among others, its academic certification by ADIP (Authority for Quality Assurance in Higher Education).

Relation To Employment

According to Presidential Decree 43/1989 (Government Gazette 20/25-1-89, file A), appointing the professional rights for the graduates of the Department, they are employed as responsible employees in the entire range of applications with land vehicles.


Access to this type of qualification have those who have completed at least the secondary education (level 4).
Holders of such qualifications gain access to study programmes at the same level or at level 7 or 8.

Ways To Aquire

Qualifications of this type are acquired via formal education.