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Annual Grade and Ranking

The annual grade of a student is the average grade over the courses he/she completed successfully in the past academic year. The annual grade is calculated only for students who have completed successfully all courses of the nominal curriculum in the two semesters of the past academic year. The calculation is like the one for the final grade of the diploma (multiplication of each course grade with the corresponding weight coefficient, summation of the partial products, and division by the sum of all weight coefficients), however only the core and elective courses of the nominal curriculum in the past academic year count. Additional courses, which may have been completed successfully by the student, as well as English I, II, and III are not considered.

The annual rankings are determined each September, following the second examination period, separately for the students of each of the five (5) years of studies who successfully completed all coursework in the nominal curriculum up to their year of study. For the first four (4) years in the program, following a student’s initial registration, the year of studies is considered to be the corresponding academic year. Beyond the fourth year, all students are considered to be in the fifth year of studies. The annual rankings are used for the award of scholarships, honors, etc.

Graduation Requirements

The requirements for graduating and receiving the Engineer's Diploma are as follows.

  • Enrollment in the School and attendance of courses for at least ten (10) semesters of study, for students who enroll normally (with entrance exams).

  • Successful completion of forty-nine (49) courses in total, i.e. thirty-three (33) compulsory courses and sixteen (16) optional compulsory courses (with certain restrictions given in the detailed curriculum below).

  • Completion of at least 300 Credit Units (ECTS).

  • Successful completion of a diploma thesis.

Grade and Characterization of Diploma

The diploma grade is calculated from the average of the grades of all courses required to obtain the diploma with a weight of 80% and from the grade of the diploma thesis with a weight of 20%. To calculate the course grade point average, each course grade is multiplied by the course weight and the sum of the individual products is divided by the sum of all course weights. English I, II, III do not count towards the degree. The weights are calculated according to the credits of each course, as shown in the table below.


Credit Units

1 – 2

3 – 4

5 or more





If a student has successfully completed more courses than the minimum number of courses required to obtain the diploma, the elective compulsory courses with the lowest passing grades are not counted towards the derivation of the final diploma grade, provided that all are fully satisfied the requirements for receiving a diploma from the remaining courses. However, all courses and corresponding grades are listed on the student's transcript.

The qualification of the diploma, depending on the final grade, is as follows.



grade from 5.0 to 6.5

(not including 6.5)

Very Good

grade from 6.5 to 8.5

(not including 8.5)


grade from 8.5 to 10


The student graduation list is compiled each September, after the re-examination period, and includes students who obtained their diploma either during the winter or spring semester of the current academic year, or immediately after the September re-examination. The classification is based on the degree of their diploma, regardless of the date of their first registration. The order of success (annual and graduation) is used to award scholarships, honors, etc.

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Technical University of Crete