Πτυχίο Φυσικής (Ptychio Physikis) ( Degree in Physics)
Upper secondary degree (6 years of studies). National level examination.
To graduate from the School of Physics the students have to successfully complete 32 obligatory and 12 elective courses or alternatively 10 electives + Senior Thesis. The total student work load amounts to at least 240 ECTS units.
The graduates of the Physics Department have a solid background in the mathematical and computational skills which are necessary to understand and formulate the basic principles of Physics (Quantum Mechanics, Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Nuclear and Solid State Physics) as well its applications (Electronics, Atmospheric Physics, Materials Science etc). In addition to that they get a certain degree of specialization via the specialization courses listed in the above. Furthermore the graduates have the following skills: (a) they are trained in research of the international literature using the university libraries and/or internet resources, (2) they have developed analytical skills towards problem solving and preparation of technical reports (3) they have developed their ability to work independently or in groups (4) they are capable of communicating their work in audience. Finally the graduates are qualified to teach Physics and related subjects in public and private Middle/Secondary Schools as well as they can conduct research or work scientifically in public or private institutions.
The qualification is a terminal award and allows access to postgraduate studies.
A scale of 1 to 10 applies to the marks of each subject in the Hellenic Higher Education.
Άριστα (Arista) Excellent: 8.50-10.00
ΛίανΚαλώς (Lian Kalos) Very Good : 6.50- 8.49
Καλώς (Kalos) Good : 5.00-6.49
Minimum passing grade : 5
8 SEMESTERS, 240 ECTS.
A full academic year is equivalent to 60 ECTS units and each semester to 30 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) (1ECTS=25-30 student work load hours). Compliance with the ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) regulations started in 2007, when the Greek Legislation was harmonized with the relevant European one (Ministerial Decision no Φ5/89656/β3, art. 1-3, Hellenic Government Gazette no 1466/2007/B). Each course is credited with a number of ECTS (>=2) according to the studentworkload (contact hours, laboratory work, examination etc) and accumulation of credits (ECTS) is accomplished after successful completion of the course.