The Department of Product and Systems Design Engineering was founded in 2000 in Ermoupolis and it is housed in the premises of the 1st high school. The Department provides undergraduate and postgraduate studies for designing of interactive and industrial products as well as systems while a study for the expansion of the University is in process along with the establishment of two new divisions, the Applied and Visual Arts. Beyond the studies taking place in the University, the Unit of the University of the Aegean in Syros also organizes summer training programs, educational exhibitions and visits as well as student exchange programs among other universities. The University of Syros is supported by the largest academic network in the nation AEGEO-NET and therefore features a wealth of modern equipment as well as an impressive library for the constant upgrading of education and knowledge.
The purpose of the new Department is to meet the needs of the 21st century and to provide solutions to build up modern functional products and systems while combining the creative talents with art and new technologies.
The aim is to build prototype products and become involved in all stages of a product’s or system’s lifecycle in order to ease their integration in the human environment.
The overall cognitive perspective about design acquired by graduates of the University allows them to meet the new needs and requirements of the sector in areas such as production, manufacturing, designing electronic products and services, electronic publishing and in general, all aspects of electronic commerce.