Curriculum and Undergraduate Study Guide

Program Structure
The academic year begins on September 1st of each year and ends on August 31st of the following year. The educational program of studies for each academic year is divided in two semesters. The courses offered by the ECE School are semester-long and they include:

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials and tutorial presentation of exercises
  • Laboratory exercises
  • Practical training of the students
  • Seminars or other activities which are deemed necessary for the in-depth coverage of the material

Undergraduate studies last for ten semesters and they include a semester-long diploma thesis during the last semester, with no course load during that semester. Coursework is divided in two categories:

  • Mandatory or core courses
  • Restricted optional courses

Regarding registration, transfers, placement, etc. to the Schools of the Technical University of Crete, compliance with the Greek Law which allows for placement in years of study, the 1st and 2nd semesters are considered to be the first year of study, the 3rd and 4th semesters are considered to be the second year of study, and so on up to the 10th semester.

The detailed curriculum of each School in Greek universities, is updated as needed at the end of the spring semester of each academic year and applies as of the following academic year. The curriculum entails:

  • The titles of the core courses and the restricted optional courses
  • The number of hours per week for lectures for each course
  • The numer of hours per week for tutorial sessions for each course
  • The number of hours per week for laboratory exercises
  • The number of credit hours of each course

Each semester-long course has a number of credit hours. The recommended sequence of courses which is given in the curriculum and their distribution in semesters is optional and it is not mandated. Nonetheless, it corresponds to a nominal flow under normal study conditions, it accounts for the minimum number of semesters towards graduation, and it takes into account the recommended prerequisite courses in order for a student to attend each course (as provided in Greek Law Ν. 1268/82 article 24 paragraph 4). This sequence constitutes the nominal program of studies of the School, and it secures the most natural and recommended sequence of registration in courses, so that the studies in the School will be facilitated and they will be completed in five years, resulting in the completion of the Engineering Diploma degree.

Undergraduate Study Guide and Curriculum
The ECE School’s curriculum is presented in detail in the Undergraduate Study Guide (USG). Those interested can obtain the Undergraduate Study Guide in electronic Form (Adobe Acrobat – PDF) from the following link: 

Undergraduate Study Guide 2009-2010 
Undergraduate Study Guide 2008-2009 

In addition, the Undergraduate Study Guide is distributed to the School’s students from the ECE School’s Registration Office at the beginning of each fall semester. 

The courses offered during each semester, categorized by the Divisions of the School can be seen at the Web Courses Site

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Technical University of Crete