The department offers a Ph.D. programme in the field of Product and Systems Design. A PhD is a globally recognized postgraduate academic degree which certifies a researcher’s substantial contribution to the development of key cognitive areas and an in-depth understanding of their scientific field, as a result of extensive research which leads to an original and innovative project or research outcome in their chosen field.
Doctoral programmes are a source of academic prestige and international academic distinction for our University, and contribute to the qualitative and quantitative development of research in a range of scientific areas.
A doctoral degree can be completed in three (3) years (full-time) or up to seven (7) years (part-time).
Entry requirements and Registration (*)
To apply for a PhD, a Master’s degree or an officially recognized equivalent title (including integrated Master) is required. Exceptionally, applicants who may not hold a Master’s degree may be accepted on certain conditions as these are specified in the Department Doctoral Studies Regulations [EL].
Candidates should submit an application at the Registrations Office together with the following documents in digital or printed form:
- Identity Card or other official identification document,
- A detailed Curriculum Vitae,
- A photocopy of their Bachelor degree,
- A photocopy/ies of their post-graduate degree/s,
- Satisfactory evidence of English language proficiency,
- At least two letters of recommendation by academic advisors and/or university tutors who are familiar with the candidate’s academic work,
- Printed or digital copies of published papers in scientific journals or in proceedings of international conferences with reviewers, single-author papers/books, awards or other distinctions,
- Copies of essays written during the candidate’s under-graduate or prior post-graduate studies, which do not exist in digital form.
Proposal outline, which should include:
- Suggested PhD research topic,
- Description of the PhD primary and secondary research objectives,
- Description of the research methodology plan,
- Indicative bibliography,
- Expected outcomes,
- Suggested thesis language (it could be other than Greek),
- Suggested supervisor.
Applications can be submitted:
a) During the academic year, in particular between the following dates:
- 1 September - 31 October,
- February 1st-March 31st,
- June 1st - July 15th,
b) After a call for expression of interest.
- Service Design, Service Science, Self Service, e-services design
- Systems Thinking in dealing with complex human-centered problems
- Information Design
- Design for All, Universal Design
- Design and sustainability
- Computer Simulation, applications on human activity systems
- Ambient intelligence, Gamification
- Virtual Reality and Digital Games
- CAD (Geometric Modeling, Computer-Aided Sketch Design, Sketch conversion into physical products
- Bio-modelling of human body parts (geometric determination, materials, motion, etc.)
- Virtual Engineering (virtual analysis & evaluation of apparel and footwear)
- Motion design for Autonomous Moving Units (robots, UAVs, vessels, virtual agents, game characters etc.)
- Geographic Information Systems
- Big Data Management
- Route Planning and Route Prediction Algorithms
- Natural Human-Computer Interaction
- Digital Cinematography
- Digital Arts