- Teacher: Ioannis Barbounakis
The core activity in any CAD system is the development of the 3D model which can then be used in a various field of applications including 3D printing. This course focuses on CAD/CAM systems for 3D modeling and 3D printing, with emphasis on the mechanical design which is the largest application area of technology internationally. Different 3d modeling techniques, including surface modeling, solid modeling, industrial design and reverse engineering are described. Furthermore this course presents current 3d rapid prototyping and 3D printing technologies, such as stereolithography, selective laser sintering and fused deposit modeling. The vast application field of 3D Prining is also presented. This module is developed in the Hellenic Mediterranean University (HMU).
- Teacher: Emmanuel Maravelakis
To get, and keep, a job you typically need a repertoire of technical skills. Dentists need to know how to fill cavities. Secretaries need to type 100+ words per minute. Accountants need to be certified.
Beyond the technical skills, though, which dentist do you go to? The one who is pleasant and takes time to answer your questions; or the one who treats you like a number in a long line of numbered mouths? Which secretary do you retain when times are lean? The one whose attitude is positive and upbeat, and who is always willing to help; or the one who is inflexible and has a hard time admitting mistakes? Likewise, think about accountants. The one who has a great work ethic and encourages his colleagues is the one who will, most likely, excel in his position and organization.
In these situations and all the others like them, it's the soft skills that matter. While your technical skills may get your foot in the door, your people skills are what open most of the doors to come. Your work ethic, your attitude, your communication skills, your emotional intelligence, and a whole host of other personal attributes are the soft skills that are crucial for career success.
The Hellenic Meditteranean University in collaboration with the Politecnico do Porto and the University of Cusano organize this course in order to inform the community of the importance of soft skills for personal development and sustainability within very competitive professional environments. More than this an introduction to research skills students need will be introduced.