Teaching


Renewable Energy Sources (UG)

The course examines issues such as benefits of using renewable energy, the contribution of renewable energy and sustainable development, European legislation, solar thermal energy, photovoltaics, wind energy, hydropower, tidal energy, geothermal, biomass, biofuels and green fuels.


Heat and Mass Transfer (UG)

The course covers the basic principles of mass and energy transfer, their combination, with our without chemical reactions, under steady or unsteady conditions, calculations of enthalpy changes and the introduction to the chemical reactors used in environmental applications.


Introduction to Environmental studies (UG)

The course examines issues such as how to prepare technical reports, presentation skills, experimental errors and their analysis, introduction to computer programs, introduction to major environmental problems, pollution sources and their control and management, renewable energy sources, sustainability and environmental law.


Engineering principles (UG)

The course covers the basic concepts of fluid dynamics, laminar and turbulent flows and the boundary layer theory. It also covers the basic concepts of electrical engineering, of heat exchangers and of material dynamics.


Renewable Energy Sources (PG)

The course examines in depth issues such as the benefits of using renewable energy, focusing on solar irradiance, solar thermal energy, photovoltaics and wind energy. Software such as PVSyst and RETScreen are being taught, and a group hands-on group project is given.


Energy Audits (PG)

The course examines issues such as basic principles in energy audits and energy management laws, analysis of results, including life cycle analysis, creation of audit reports, procurement policies, strategy for energy saving, as well as combustion principles, insulation, HVAC systems, etc.


Professional skills for Y1 Civil Engineering and Geomatics students (UG)

This is an introductory module to both courses (in Civil Engineering and Geomatics), giving students the opportunity to develop transferable and inquisitive skills, while in the same time learning some essential basic knowledge of the professions. Students become aware of Professional qualifications objectives (such as those of the Institution of Civil Engineers, UK) and engage in individual and team work, through weekly workshops. Activities include: Presentations, Report Writing, Intuitive structural modelling and understanding of structural behaviour, Basic computational skills, Approximate quantitative analysis and Sketching. For more information and infopack please visit Dr Yiatros personal website.

Professional skills for Y2 Civil Engineering and Geomatics students (UG)

This module is compulsory for both courses and consolidates professional skills in three distinct areas.

  • Development of Engineering Analysis Computational Tools
  • Employability skills
  • Entrepreneurship skills using the Business Model Canvas

For more information and infopack please visit Dr Yiatros personal website.

Integrated Design for Y1 Civil Engineering and Geomatics students (UG)

This module is compulsory in Year 1 of both courses and focuses on developing the students’ design skills. It starts with explaining the rationale of engineering design and how technical specifications are made. A session on Creativity and Innovation followed with short design exercises from the Expedition Workshed. Last but not least, students are split in groups to perform a large Design and Build Exercise, where they have to plan, design and construct model structures in the laboratory as a mini-construction exercise. The Year 1 Large Design project has been awarded a Commendation for Excellence in Structural Engineering Education by theInstitution of Structural Engineers (UK) in 2015. For more information and infopack please visit Dr Yiatros personal website.

Integrated Design for Y2 Civil Engineering and Geomatics students (UG)

The second compulsory Integrated Design module, consolidates the skills acquired in different modules through the development of proposals for a large design challenge, in groups, with each student has specific duties. The groups also benefit from the involvement of practitioners who mentor the teams during the project. The 2014 project was for the Redevelopment of the Nicosia International Airport, where students in Groups had to research, analyse, design and propose the possibility of the development of an international aviation hub. For more information and infopack please visit Dr Yiatros personal website.