Mechanical Technology

The diploma program is 90 ECTS credits and is operated solely as distance learning. The planned duration of study is 3 years alongside work, but by concentrating on full study activity the program can be completed in 1,5 years.

Language of instruction: Icelandic


Mechanical Technology is a practically orientated diploma program at the post secondary level, rooted in the building industry. The students´ project work plays a large role in their studies and most of the teachers have a background of practical experience in construction and design.

The main subjects of study are mechanical studies, statics and mechanics of materials, machine element design, computer-aided drawing, operations, thermodynamics, and a practical final project.


Prospective students must have completed a Journeyman's Examination in that particular field. Additional requirements are 20 FEIN credits in languages (Icelandic, English, and Danish) and 20 FEIN credits in science (math, physics, and chemistry). Applicants with a Matriculation examination from an Icelandic secondary school fulfill these language and science requirements.

To fulfill these academic requirements, students can attend preparatory courses at Reykjavik University's Preliminary Studies, which are specifically designed for Technology students and are taken as distance learning alongside the Technology program.

Courses taught in the Mechanical Technology Program   (90 ECTS)

Course Catalogue in Mechanical Technology

Learning Outcomes in Mechanical Technology

AI BUÞ1003  Statics and Mechanics of Materials
AI TEI1001  Computer Aided Drawing 
VI HON1001  Computer Aided Design 
AI REH1003  Financial Accounting 
VI VHF1003  Mechanical Engineering Design
VI TEI2013  Computer Aided Design II 
AI STJ 1003  Managment, Didactics and Safety 
RI STA1003  Digital Technology 
VI EFN1003  Materials and Manufacturing Processes 
VI HUN1003  Design 
VI VAR1003  Thermodynamics and Fluid Flow 
AI LOG1003  Law
VI LOK1006   Final Project


Mechanical Technologist work with diverse projects at engineering firms, such as management, production, operations, and business management in the field of machinery. Furthermore, they carry out supervision with construction, machinery, factory equipment, power plants, and ships. 

To be certified as an Mechanical Technician, students must have a Journeyman's Certificate in the field, which will then grant them a Master Craftsmanship Diploma. 

Students graduating with a Diploma in Mechanical Technology can go on to complete a 30 ECTS Diploma in Technology - Business Administration. 

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