The School of Production Engineering and Management was founded as a Department in 1983 and admitted students for the first time in 1984. It is the first School in Greece that has been established in this particular field of engineering, trying to bridge the gap between production, technology, management and administration. The main goal is to educate engineers that, apart from their ability to cope with purely technical problems, will be able to handle administrative and management issues.
The School of Production Engineering and Management has been constantly growing over the last 40 years. Today, the school has 25 Faculty Members and 21 Laboratory Teaching and Technical Personnel, and each year it accepts about 150 first-year students. There are four academic divisions supporting multidisciplinary teaching and research: Sciences, Production Systems, Decision Sciences, and Engineering Management.
The School has a modern, broad and carefully designed curriculum that combines mathematics, physics, humanities, production systems, operational research, information systems, applied economics and management science. Such a broad-based education aims to empower students towards recognizing and solving complex technical problems, which require a holistic approach that covers technological, economic, societal and environmental aspects. Undergraduate courses are offered in Greek for all students except for Erasmus exchange students who can attend courses and seminars offered in English and other languages.
In addition to the curriculum, students have the opportunity to acquire knowledge, skills and abilities through direct collaboration with the Faculty and participation in research and extroversion activities. The School keeps up with current trends in the scientific field of Production Engineering and Management and the labor market, and implements innovative changes in the curriculum to provide graduates with the necessary abilities and skills to foster their professional or academic career. Today, there are Production and Management Engineers in construction sectors, consulting companies, industry, public services, education, private businesses or even as freelance engineers or business owners.
The basic strategy of the School of Production Engineering and Management is to invest in human resources, as well as on the harmonic and creative cooperation between staff, students and graduates to maintain a strong, modern and progressive academic environment.
The School consists of four divisions, each one including