General Information

The Department of Electrical Engineering aims in promoting and transferring scientific and technological knowledge in the area of Electrical Engineering through teaching and applied research in order to provide the students with the necessary skills for the advancement of their professional and scientific career. To accomplish this, the scientific and teaching staff of the department makes use of modern teaching methods and technology, monitors the scientific and technological progress in order to develop new courses and improve the existing ones, develops ties with higher education institutions at a national and international level and works closely with companies and research institutions.

The curriculum covers a wide range of courses and topics, such as the operation and control of the electrical energy systems and installations, the design and implementation of information, telecommunication and automation systems. Special emphasis is given to the laboratory training and hands on experience of our students. Upon completion of their studies, our students can be employed in positions involving the development, the control and the maintenance of electrical energy systems, the design, the implementation, the control and the maintenance of electrical installations, electronic devices and systems, automated and telecommunication systems, the design and the development of products and services concerning the above areas and applied research and development.

 

Degree

The degree oferred upon completion of the curriculum studies is equivalent to a Bachelor of Science (level 5A according to the UNESCO's ISCED classification system).

 

Duration and Structure of Studies

The duration of studies is eight semesters. In the first seven semesters, obligatory and elective courses in lecture form are offered in the above areas supported by Laboratory and Applied Exercises sessions. Students are required to attend the lectures and the laboratory sessions, work on individual or team projects and present their results in oral and written form. In the final semesters, students are required to complete their senior project while in the last semester they must do their practical training with a company.

The senior project, compulsory for the completion of one's studies, is based on a topic selected by a student from a list of topics suggested by the teaching staff. It gives the student the opportunity to focus on a topic of their interest, to apply the knowledge and skills acquired during their studies, to participate in medium and large scale experiments, to become familiar with bibliographical research techniques, and apply their technical writing skills.

The practical training with a company, supervised by a member of the teaching staff, is also compulsory for the completion of their studies. It gives the students the opportunity to broaden their knowledge acquiring hands-on experience in real conditions, to familiarize themselves with labor laws and workplace safety procedures and to obtain information necessary for the completion of their senior project.

The Course Syllabus involves Obligatory (O), Obligatory Electives (OE) and Electives (E) that can be Theoretical (T), Laboratory (L) or Mixed (M) courses. According to their content they are classified in General Core (GC), Special Core (SC), Specialization (S) and Human Factors and Legislation Course (HFLC) courses.

The syllabus is structured based on the workload required by an average student ranging from 48 to 52 hours per week depending on the semester level. The hours of class attendance range from 25 to 27 per week depending on the semester. Each semester carries 30 ECTS units while the number of ECTS units of a course depends on the workload required by an average student.

The General and Special Core as well as the Specialization courses fall under one of the two Sectors of the Department:

  • The Sector of Energy and Metrology and

  • The Sector Electronics, Control Systems and Informatics

 

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