Qualification Awarded"COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS"
Programme of StudyPPS Computational Physics (2006)
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Academic Year2017 - 2018
Contact emailpms@physics.auth.gr
Α Degree awarded by a Greek public University or by a recognized foreign Institution of equivalent status or by a Technological Education Institute is required.
To obtain the postgraduate title (M.Sc.) from the Graduate Studies Program "Computational Physics" of the Department of Physics, graduate students are required to successfully complete the programcurriculum which lasts four semesters (120 ECTS). From the total ECTS required for completion 91 ECTS should be from courses and 29 ECTS from the successful completion of a Thesis. There are mandatory and elective courses. The 91 ECTS required from the various courses are grouped as follows:
(a) at least 42 ETCS of "Core courses"(COM type),
(b) at least 14 ETCS from the electives category marked "Computational physics" (ELCP type),
(c) at least 7 ETCS from the electives category marked "Basic physics" ( ELBP type), and
(d) at least 7 ETCS from the category marked as "General electives "( ELC type). The student is free to choose between the remaining courses to fill the remaining 21 ECTS.
A student who has acquired at least 42 ETCS is allowed to start his MSc thesis (29 ETCS). The maximum duration for the completion of the thesis cannot exceed three semesters.
The aim of the program is to provide high-level graduate courses aiming to create high-level executives who will be able to work in organizations and companies and offer their services to education and research.
The main objective of the MSc Computational Physics is the studentspecialization in both modeling and simulation methods and in computational techniques.
The knowledge and skills gained from this process have applications in many other scientific and technological fields beyond physics. The MSc graduates acquire skills that allow them to use:
a) Computational techniques of dynamics that are now widely applied in the area of ??chemistry, biology, environment, and several branches of engineering,
b) Numerical techniques of electromagnetism in telecommunications and electronics,
c) Applying the quantum mechanical techniques in basic research and new technologies,
d) Computational techniques of statistical physics applied to all branches of science and engineering, as well as in finance,
e) Technical computational physics with numerous applications in the educational technology field.
The experience gained with the training in computational physics enables the programgraduates to pursue successful careers in a wider range of professions which are in need of the use of computational techniques and the development of computational simulation models and processes, processing data, applied informatics, and the utilization of information technologies in the educational process.
Not applicable.
The qualification is a terminal award and allows access to doctoral 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
Λίαν Καλώς (Lian Kalos) Very Good : 6.50- 8.49
Καλώς (Kalos) Good : 6.00-6.49
Ανεπιτυχώς (Anepitychos) Fail: 0-5.99
Minimum passing grade : 6.
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.
Konstantinos Chrysafis