Dean's Greeting

Welcome to the Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET) of the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT)

Our Faculty consists of three Departments: Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering and Informatics, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering, and Civil Engineering and Geomatics, which formed the basis for the establishment of our University in 2003. The members of all three FTE Departments conduct high-quality research at the cutting edge of technology. Indeed, within the few years of operation of our University, they have managed to attract significant levels of research funding and to successfully participate in competitive projects both in Cyprus and abroad. In addition, the FET Departments have demonstrated remarkable educational work in undergraduate programmes, as well as in postgraduate programmes at the Masters and doctoral level. During the current academic year, seven Masters-level programmes are offered by three Departments of the Faculty.

One of our Faculty’s core objectives is continuous development through the establishment of new Departments, as well as research centers. In fulfilling this goal, our Faculty will be offering from September 2017 a Chemical Engineering program in collaboration with the School of Engineering and Technology and the School of Geotechnical Sciences and Environmental Management. This program will be directly related to hydrocarbons, environment, and energy materials sectors; thus, supporting the goal of meeting Cyprus’s technological objectives. In addition, the establishment and operation of the first Research Unit of the Faculty, the Eratosthenis Research Center covering the area of geoinformatics, is expected to take place within this academic year.

The Faculty actively seeks external research projects, which constitute an important economic resource. During the last seven years, the three Departments of the Faculty have managed to attract more than 20 million euros of the total of 35 million for the entire University, from external research funding for 100 research programs, participating in competitive calls for proposals both within Cyprus and abroad. This effort is expected to intensify in the near future, since external funding will enable Departments to further expand their research activities and to recruit young scientists and engineers.

The interface of our University with the society and industry is a necessary and of equal importance goal, since our Faculty deals with fundamental societal and industrial challenges in Cyprus and beyond. The technological problems and challenges facing the world today, such conventional or renewable energy resources and their efficient utilization, environmental pollution, global warming, sustainable development, information society, information technology, telecommunications, water resources, protection from natural disasters, maintenance and upgrading of all infrastructure (buildings, highways, bridges, sewage, dams etc.), are included within the expertise of our Faculty. Several memoranda of cooperation are already in place between our Faculty and public bodies and organizations, while new partnerships are foreseen with the industry and private businesses for the purposes of solving problems, providing laboratory support, and enhancing research collaborations.
An important role in the fulfillment of the goals outlined above is undertaken by the graduates of the Departments of our Faculty who take on positions in the industry and contribute to the solution of technological problems our society faces. Our vision is to provide the best possible education to our students so that they are in a key position to contribute to society’s development and progress in Cyprus and beyond.

Phaedon Kyriakidis
Dean
Faculty of Engineering and Technology

Dean's Greeting

Welcome to the Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET) of the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT)

Our Faculty consists of three Departments: Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering and Informatics, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering, and Civil Engineering and Geomatics, which formed the basis for the establishment of our University in 2003. The members of all three FTE Departments conduct high-quality research at the cutting edge of technology. Indeed, within the few years of operation of our University, they have managed to attract significant levels of research funding and to successfully participate in competitive projects both in Cyprus and abroad. In addition, the FET Departments have demonstrated remarkable educational work in undergraduate programmes, as well as in postgraduate programmes at the Masters and doctoral level. During the current academic year, seven Masters-level programmes are offered by three Departments of the Faculty.

One of our Faculty’s core objectives is continuous development through the establishment of new Departments, as well as research centers. In fulfilling this goal, our Faculty will be offering from September 2017 a Chemical Engineering program in collaboration with the School of Engineering and Technology and the School of Geotechnical Sciences and Environmental Management. This program will be directly related to hydrocarbons, environment, and energy materials sectors; thus, supporting the goal of meeting Cyprus’s technological objectives. In addition, the establishment and operation of the first Research Unit of the Faculty, the Eratosthenis Research Center covering the area of geoinformatics, is expected to take place within this academic year.

The Faculty actively seeks external research projects, which constitute an important economic resource. During the last seven years, the three Departments of the Faculty have managed to attract more than 20 million euros of the total of 35 million for the entire University, from external research funding for 100 research programs, participating in competitive calls for proposals both within Cyprus and abroad. This effort is expected to intensify in the near future, since external funding will enable Departments to further expand their research activities and to recruit young scientists and engineers.

The interface of our University with the society and industry is a necessary and of equal importance goal, since our Faculty deals with fundamental societal and industrial challenges in Cyprus and beyond. The technological problems and challenges facing the world today, such conventional or renewable energy resources and their efficient utilization, environmental pollution, global warming, sustainable development, information society, information technology, telecommunications, water resources, protection from natural disasters, maintenance and upgrading of all infrastructure (buildings, highways, bridges, sewage, dams etc.), are included within the expertise of our Faculty. Several memoranda of cooperation are already in place between our Faculty and public bodies and organizations, while new partnerships are foreseen with the industry and private businesses for the purposes of solving problems, providing laboratory support, and enhancing research collaborations.
An important role in the fulfillment of the goals outlined above is undertaken by the graduates of the Departments of our Faculty who take on positions in the industry and contribute to the solution of technological problems our society faces. Our vision is to provide the best possible education to our students so that they are in a key position to contribute to society’s development and progress in Cyprus and beyond.

Phaedon Kyriakidis
Dean
Faculty of Engineering and Technology