The philosophy of the School of Sciences and Engineering is that the education offered should be of the highest level so that our students are enabled to acquire the knowledge and skills and cultivate the abilities which will help them to succeed in their careers, enrich their lives, and successfully face the difficulties but also take advantage of the opportunities which they will meet.
The vision of the School of Sciences and Engineering in a summarized form is to:
- Prepare good science graduates for postgraduate studies and to enter the workforce
- Strive for excellence in teaching and learning and provide a dynamic learning environment
- Promote research and education for research (especially in the MSc, PhD research degrees)
- Collaborate effectively with the academic and industry communities nationally and internationally
- Make available to society our science resources and human expertise
Our Departments and Programs
The School of Sciences and Engineering is one of Cyprus’ few resources of education in the fields of science and engineering. Organizationally, our School consists of three departments, namely: Computer Science, Engineering, and Life & Health Sciences.
The Department of Computer Science offers programs in Mathematics (BSc) and in Computer Science (BSc, MSc, PhD).
The Department of Engineering offers programs in the disciplines of Computer Engineering (BSc), Electrical Engineering (BSc, MSc, PhD), Civil & Environmental Engineering (BSc), Mechanical Engineering (BSc), Oil & Gas Engineering (BSc) and Oil, Gas and Energy Engineering (MSc, PhD).
The Department of Life and Health Sciences offers programs in the disciplines of Nursing (BSc), Human Biology (BSc), Sports Science (BSc), Nutrition & Dietetics (BSc, PhD), Pharmacy (BPharm), Physiotherapy (BSc, PhD), Environmental & Energy Management (BSc), Exercise Science & Physical Education (MSc, PhD), Clinical Dietetics (MSc), Sports Nutrition/Dietetics & Nutrition Intervention (MSc), Contemporary Nursing (MSc), Mental Health Nursing, Orthopedic Science & Rehabilitation (MSc), and Biomedical Sciences (MSc).
The School is also affiliated to the University of Nicosia Research Foundation (UNRF) which deals with scientific and technological research.
Our success is evidenced through the acknowledged satisfaction of the companies and organizations which have employed our graduates. Also, the success story of students who obtained their foundation (Bachelor degree) from us and went on to pursue graduate studies (Masters and Doctoral degrees) overseas is another piece of proof concerning the quality of our programs.
A dynamic force for excellence within Cyprus’ private university educational system, our dedicated, full time faculty amount to 60 academics – 54 are teaching research faculty (PhD holders) and 6 are special teaching faculty. Additionally, we employ a number of part-time lecturers made up of professionals, recognized experts in their respective fields.
The university library collection of over 95,000 volumes, more than 1,000 print journals and 6,000 electronic journals, and numerous online resources supports basic research. The university’s sizeable investments in its specialized computer labs, SUN stations lab, electrical & computer engineering lab, radio communications lab, renewable energy sources lab, civil engineering lab, mechanical technology lab, mechanical testing & manufacturing lab, refrigeration and air-conditioning lab, vehicle technology lab, welding lab, oil & gas engineering lab, chromatography lab, physics and prototyping lab, nursing skills lab, patient simulation suite, biology lab, chemistry lab, biochemistry and preparation lab, cell biology lab, developmental biology lab, molecular biology research and tissue culture lab, genetics and molecular biology research lab, cold room, dark room, ventilated chemical storage room, pharmacognocy lab, pharmaceutical technology lab, pharmaceutical analysis lab, pharmaceutical chemistry lab, pharmacy research lab, simulation (mock) pharmacy, physiotherapy labs (3), food and nutrition lab, food science lab, and human performance lab, along with a networked learning environment and multi-media classrooms give state-of-the-art information technology infrastructure and support to our students.
The School of Sciences and Engineering has around 2000 students. The School’s student body is diverse and multicultural and reflects, to some extent, the demographics of Cyprus and the location of the island; 42% of the student body is female and 58% is male; 30% of the students are international, with strong European, Asian and African representation, and 70% are Cypriot. This cross-cultural mix provides a rich base of views and practices to enhance and expand students’ perspectives for multinational scientific and technological environments.