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Course Registration and Attendance

Each student in each semester is obliged, within a period and in a manner defined and announced by the School Secretariat, to register to the courses he wishes to attend during the semester. The Secretariat checks the validity of registration applications and compiles the lists of registered students for each course. Students cannot attend a course or be tested in it if they do not include it in their application. Late registrations are approved for a limited number of registered courses only in justified cases. The registration process is necessary each semester to maintain student status.

In each semester of studies, each student can register to the courses she/he wishes (from the current, but also from junior or senior semesters), without, however, exceeding ten (10) courses for full study or five (5) courses for partial study.

It is pointed out that the student cannot register to more than two (2) courses of higher semesters than the one the student is at. Also, it is not allowed to register to compulsory upper-semester courses, if the student has not successfully completed the necessary prerequisite compulsory courses of lower semesters, according to the regular curriculum of the School. The necessary prerequisite courses are listed below in the tables with the School's detailed curriculum.

Advanced undergraduate students may also enroll in graduate courses, taught in the same semester, upon permission of the course instructor. After the successful completion of a graduate course and upon approval by the School Assembly, the course is counted as an optional course towards the requirements for obtaining the undergraduate degree. A maximum of two (2) graduate courses can be counted in this way.

In the event that a student is enrolled in a course, but has not satisfactorily met the requirements for passing the course, and that course is (a) dropped from the curriculum, (b) replaced by another equivalent course, or (c) not taught for a certain period of time, the student is obliged to complete the corresponding credit units (ECTS) from another compulsory or elective compulsory course of the same or related subject, in accordance with the relevant decision of the Assembly and the corresponding transitional provisions. Also, students have the possibility to choose and complete new elective courses that are introduced into the curriculum after their year of admission and are taught during their studies at the ECE School.

A very good knowledge of English is absolutely necessary for attending the School's courses, given that most of the relevant literature is in English, but also because for much of the terminology there is no generally accepted corresponding Greek terminology.

The teaching of ECE School courses is supported by the e-learning platform which is an integrated online information system for course management, support for educational processes, provision of auxiliary materials, and online training applications.

Course Grading

The successful attendance of a course during the semester and the final performance in it are judged among others by: the participation in lectures, the preparation and delivery of exercises, assignments, laboratory exercises, and any oral examination thereof , the possible preliminary written exams (progresses) and the final written exam, depending on the particular educational requirements of each course. The rating in each course is determined by the instructor, who can organize written or oral exams at his discretion or rely on projects or laboratory exercises.

Students have the possibility to participate in two (2) examination periods for each semester of study, the normal and the repeat. For each semester of studies, the normal examination is held immediately after the end of the semester exclusively for the courses taught during the semester in question. The repeat examination is conducted before the start of the next academic year for all courses taught in the two semesters (fall and spring) of the current academic year. Students who do not meet the passing requirements for a course after the two examination periods (regular and retake), must re-enroll in the course and follow all monitoring and examination procedures from the beginning in the next semester in which the course is taught.

The grade in all the School's courses is expressed on a scale of 0 (zero) to 10 (ten), including the use of the fractional part (only in multiples of half a grade - 0.5) and based on a passing grade of 5 (five) , with the exception of the elective courses ECE 311, ECE 312, ECE 411 and ECE 412 which are graded as Pass or Fail and are not counted in the calculation of the degree and graduation requirements.

Transfer of Coursework

It is possible only for students enrolled in the ECE School’s undergraduate program through transfer from another university, or placement examinations, to transfer coursework from other universities and count it towards their graduation from the ECE School. To do so, the following conditions must be met.

  • The student must have successfully completed the course he/she wants to transfer in a different School of the Technical University of Crete or in another university in Greece or abroad.

  • The School Assembly, in cooperation with the corresponding instructor, determines the equivalence of the course material of the requested course to the material of the corresponding course in the ECE curriculum, as described in the Undergraduate Studies Guide.

  • In case of equivalence, the credit hours of the equivalent ECE course are credited to the student. If this course was taken at a Greek university the grade is transferred as well. However, if the recognized course was taken at a university abroad, the student gets credited with the corresponding credit hours, but the grade is not transferred. In such cases, the annual grade and the final diploma grade of the student are calculated only from courses with grades.

  • In cases of nonequivalence, the Undergraduate Studies Committee makes a recommendation to the General Assembly, which takes a final decision for the recognition or not of the requested course.

Regarding the first two English courses (English I and II), students who are certified at C2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages may bring a certified copy of their diploma at the beginning of the semester at the Language Research and Resources Center to automatically receive a grade of 8,0 without examination. In particular, with a Proficiency diploma, they can get a grade 8 in the ENG 101, ENG 102 courses, whereas with a Advanced diploma, a grade of 7 in ENG 101, ENG 102 and finally with a Lower Diploma a grade of 5 only in ENG 101 course.

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