The Graduate Study Guide (GSG) includes a detailed list of the scientific areas in which graduate courses are offered by the School. Of these courses, a limited number is offered during each semester – these courses are offered according to the scientific interests of the School’s faculty as well as those of the graduate students. The GSG can be obtained electronically (Adobe Acrobat - PDF) from the link below: 

Graduate Study Guide 

In addition, the Graduate Study Guide is provided in printed hard copy form by the School Office during their registration. The courses offered by each Division are described in the Web Courses Site

Each student can take a limited number of graduate courses from the Graduate Study Program of a different School at TUC or another Greek or non-Greek university, following the agreement of the student’s faculty advisor and the student’s three-member faculty committee. Course credit from approved courses taken from other Schools can be used towards the required instructional units (IU) for a student’s graduation. The approval of graduate courses taken from a different School’s Graduate Study Program is done by the General Assembly of Special Composition (GASC - a variant of the General Assembly which deals with graduate and research matters, and in which there is no undergraduate student representation), following the deposit by the student of the relevant paperwork (to demonstrate successful completion of the course, course syllabus, etc.). Each course has five Instructional Units. The maximum number of courses taken by other Schools which can count towards graduation is defined as:

  • One (1) graduate course in the MSc program [Option 1]
  • Three (3) graduate courses for the MSc program [Option 2] or for the Ph.D. program


In order to facilitate the goals of the graduate study program, as described above, five scientific areas have been defined, under which the graduate courses are offered. These scientific areas are: 

  • Electronics and Computer Architecture [ ACE ]: The subjects covered in this area are the design of analog and digital electrical and electronic systems, computer hardware, computer architecture, microprocessors, real-time systems, the implementation of digital microelectronic systems and the development of CAD tools. It is covered by the Electronics and Computer Architecture Division.
  • Systems [ SYS ]: The subjects covered in this area are control systems theory, automatic control, image and voice processing, biomedical engineering and quality control. It is covered by the Systems Division.
  • Telecommunications [ TEL ]: The subjects covered in this area are telecommunication systems, telephony systems, antennas, microwaves, information and coding theory, computer communication networks, wireless communication networks, voice recognition and speech processing. It is covered by the Telecommunications Division.
  • Computer Science [ COMP ]: The subjects covered in this area are programming principles, algorithms, data structures, programming languages, compilers, operating systems, databases, artificial intelligence, computer graphics, software and simulation technologies. It is covered by the Computer Science Division.
  • Applications of the Information Society [ AIS ]: The subjects covered in this area are office automation, distributed computing systems, human - computer interaction, information systems, and user interfaces. It is covered by the Computer Science Division.

Categories of Graduate Courses

  • Correlated with Undergraduate Courses
    These are courses which are offered in parallel with the corresponding undergraduate course and have the same title. Graduate students interested in these courses ought to contact their research advisor for approval as well as the course instructor in order to find out additional obligations that they will have for graduate-level course credit.

  • Independent Courses
    These are self-contained graduate courses. Graduate students interested in these courses must observe the entire course process and syllabus that has been determined by the instructor.

  • Special Topics Courses
    These are self-contained graduate courses. The material determination is sufficiently broad in order for the instructor to adjust the course to state-of-the-art developments which evolve very rapidly in the School’s areas of concentration. Graduate students interested in these courses must observe the entire course process and syllabus that has been determined by the instructor.
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