DEX Diploma Thesis

Course Information
SchoolChemical Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID20002094

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos CΗīmikṓn Mīchanikṓn (2021-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
The elaboration of the Diploma Thesis take place during the 10th Semester of the studies and is the last individual assignment to the students during the course of their studies. Diploma Thesis may be executed only by students who have fulfilled the 8th semester of their studies. Students may choose the subject of their interest after agreement with the corresponding scientific supervisor. Before assignment the supervisor may take into account the successful completion of a number of courses that are considered necessary prerequisites for the Diploma Thesis.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The Diploma Thesis is the final assignment that has to be fulfilled by the students during their under-graduate program. During the execution of the Diploma Thesis the students are trained, under the guidance of the supervisor, to face complicated scientific questions the answer of which requires experimental design and combinatorial use of under-graduate knowledge. In addition, during the execution of the Diploma Thesis the students are trained to work as team members, to conduct focused literature searches, to take own initiatives and to become familiar with scientific research. The Diploma Thesis may cover an extended range of Chemical Engineering areas varying from materials, physical and chemical processes, energy, environment, biotechnology or computational modelling subjects that may be form individual parts of larger research programs or Ph.D. dissertations that are in progress.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
The presentations of the Diploma Thesis are, in general, made with the usage of PowerPoint slides. Quite often, especially when the Diploma Thesis has been elaborated in an organization outside the Department (either in Greece or abroad), in the examination committee may participate a member outside the department. In these case and in all other cases where special circumstances occur the Diploma Theses presentations may take place with the usage of teleconference tools.
Student Assessment
The Diploma Thesis examination takes place three times per academic year approximately 1-2 weeks before the Diploma award ceremony. Presentation is permitted only to students that have completed with success all other obligations of the program. During each examination period the Department sectors inform the secretariat about the D-Theses to be presented. Consequently a presentation program is constructed that is published in the site of the Department. The total time for each D-Thesis is 30 minutes (~20 minutes for the presentations and ~10 minutes for questions by the examination committee). All Diploma Theses of the department are included and presented within this program. Examination may also take place at other dates after documented request of the student and agreement of the supervisor, the examination committee and the department chairman. The examination is being conducted by the examination committee composed of three members. The members of the committee must access the Diploma Thesis in electronic or hard-copy form (depending on their preference) at least seven days before the examination date.
Student Assessment methods
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
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