The minimum duration of studies to obtain the Diploma of Electrical and Computer Engineering is five years. The academic year begins on September 1st each year, ends on August 31st of the next year and consists of two semesters: fall and spring. Each semester consists of 13 weeks of lectures and two weeks of examinations. The department holds regularly scheduled teaching classes at four auditoriums and more than twenty classrooms and labs at the Kimmeria campus.
Courses take place during the first 9 academic semesters, while in the 10th semester, students elaborate on their Diploma dissertations. The courses that take place during the first 5 semesters are the same for all students and are referred as core courses. From the 6th semester to the 9th, students can specialize in a general scientific area. The available specialization areas are Electrical Energy, Electronic and Information Systems, and Telecommunications and Space. During the ninth semester, students select their courses from one of the specialization topics. Additionally, in the beginning of the ninth semester, they choose their Diploma dissertation topics, which is obligatory for graduation.
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Since 2003-2004, undergraduate students can be hired for two-month internships in Greek companies. You can find more information here.
All courses, both Core and Specialized, are characterized by Credit Units (CU). Credit units of each course are calculated by adding the teaching hours of Theory, Exercises and Laboratory.
The grades of each course can range from 0-10, where 10 is highest and 5 is the passing grade.
The Diploma's grade is calculated by the equation (5/6) x (Total sum of courses grades / Number of courses) + (1/6) x (Diploma dissertation grade) and has two decimal digits accuracy.
The Diploma is characterized, from 5 to 5.99 as Sufficient, from 6.00 to 6.99 as Good, from 7.00 to 8.49 as Very Good and from 8.50 to 10 as Excellent.
The changes implemented in the academic year 2009-2010 and will be completed in stages until the academic year 2013-2014. Students who are admitted to the academic year 2008-2009 will follow the old curriculum until the completion of their studies.
Asynchronous eLearning (Eclass)
More information about the courses of the Department can be found in Asynchronous eLearning (e-Class).