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International Study Programmes

The Technical University Crete cooperates with a large number of international universities and research institutions on research, student exchanges, staff exchanges, and more. Dozens of International students from all over the world study at the university each year, and their numbers are growing. Even though the primary language of instruction is Greek, TUC offers several study programmes that are taught in English and are open to international students. Most of the programmes taught in English are offered at postgraduate level. In addition, TUC participates in Erasmus+ Program (Action KA1 Learning Mobility of Individuals). 

Biomedical Engineering MSc Program

The Biomedical Engineering MSc Program (BME) is a master program delivered by three collaborating Institutions in Crete, Greece:

The program seeks to capture the global megatrends in the field of Biomedical Engineering by offering high level education in three major sectors:

  1. Biofabrication, Molecular Diagnostics and Therapy Module
  2. Βio-Medical Imaging
  3. Medical Information Systems

BME program is flexible, offering two graduation tracks, one with 90 credits and one with 120 credits. The first track is intended to educate graduate students willing to develop a career as biomedical engineers employed by industry/hospitals. The second track is designed to prepare graduate students willing to continue in a PhD program, through a research grade thesis conducted in one of the affiliated research labs. The course language of the program is English.

Find more information about the BME Program.


Master in Technology & Innovation Management

The Master in Technology & Innovation Management (MTIM) program of TUC builds upon the technical strengths of engineers and scientists by providing them with skills and knowledge to manage technology and innovation within their organizations. The MTIM program is suitable for those working in the public or private sectors.

MTIM is an interdisciplinary MSc program offered by the Technical University of Crete, of a minimum duration of one (1) academic year for the full-time program and two (2) academic years for the part-time program. It is coordinated by the School of Production Engineering and Management with the collaboration of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The program may include an optional summer internship - Startup Nation Study Trip.

The course language of the program is English.

The courses are offered through an eLearning platform.

The MTIM program is designed for graduates from a wide range of academic backgrounds including Engineering Schools, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Geology, Agriculture, Business Administration, Finance, Information Technology, Medical & Bio-medical, Military Academies and Technological Universities & Institutes from EU and non EU countries.

More information about MTIM.


Petroleum Engineering postgraduate program

Petroleum Engineering postgraduate program (PetEng) of the Technical University of Crete is a one-year, full-time program, designed to provide students with a scientific background in hydrocarbon exploration and skills in the practical aspects of petroleum engineering. The program begins in October, and leads to a Master of Science (MSc) degree. The program is run by the School of Mineral Resources Engineering.

The program is designed for graduates from a wide range of academic backgrounds including Chemical, Mechanical, Mineral Resources, Environmental Engineering as well as graduates from Physics, Chemistry, Geology Departments.

The language of the program is English and it begins at the end of September. The program fees are 4000€. For students coming from Greece, Cyprus, Serbia, Bulgaria, Montenegro and FYROM the fees are covered by scholarships provided by “Hellenic Petroleum”. 

More information about PetEng

Relevant articles:
TUC among the World’s Best Universities For Oil, Gas, And Petroleum Engineering in 2017
Petroleum Engineering postgraduate program among the Best Universities in Europe for an Oil and Gas Career according to drillers.com


International MSc in Advanced Clay Science

International MSc in Advanced Clay Science (IMACS) is the first multi-disciplinary program that brings together the widely-distributed knowledge of clays. IMACS is an integrated 2 years master program delivered by four Universities :

  • the University of Poitiers (UP) in France (co-ordinator),
  • the University of Aveiro (UA) in Portugal,
  • the Technical University of Crete (TUC) (Chania) in Greece,
  • the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) (Porto Alegre) in Brazil.

and is supported by the French Clay Group (GFA) and AIPEA (International Association for the Study of Clay Minerals) which are associated members of IMACS. 

The objective of this Master is to form high-level graduates by providing them a wide range of competences with applications in Environment, Earth Sciences, Materials (Geomaterials and Nanomaterials)... The interdisciplinary of the IMACS program gives access to a large job market on the international level. 

The teaching language is English. The completion of the curriculum is rewarded with a Master Degree or multiple Master Degrees depending on the student mobility.

More information about IMACS


Erasmus+ Programme

ERASMUS+ is the European Union's programme for education, training, youth and sport, which came into effect on January 1, 2014, managed by the European Commission. 

Key Action 1 of the Erasmus+ program, which regards the mobility of individuals, provides, inter alia, support for students to study and practice in another country, professors and staff of higher education institutions to acquire educational and / or professional experience in another country.

The Technical University of Crete participates in ERASMUS+ Action KA1 Learning Mobility of Individuals, and more specifically in KA1.03 (Learning Mobility of HEI students and staff), KA1.07 (International Credit Mobility) and KA1.08 (TUC Mobility Consortium for Traineeships).

More information about the Erasmus+ Programme at TUC.


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