The curriculum comprises the core (semesters 1-6) and 3 parallel specializations (semesters 7-10). The core cycle is common to all students and provides the necessary background knowledge in mathematics, physics and informatics, as well as in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) in the areas of electrical energy, electronic & computer engineering and telecommunications.
At the end of the 6th semester students enrol in one of three (3) distinct areas of specialization: Electrical Energy, Electronic & Computer Engineering, or Telecommunications, where (during semesters 7-9) they attend more applied and technology oriented courses in ECE, most of which are related to the area of specialization they have chosen.
After completion of the 8th semester, students can start working on their Diploma thesis (equivalent to a Master of Science thesis), which they complete and defend at the final 10th semester in front of a three-member assessment committee of the academic staff.
For the award of the Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering, students are required to:
1. Successfully attend a number of courses worth 270 ECTS credits (core and specialization courses worth 180 and 90 ECTS credits, respectively). The final grade of each course is based on the studentperformance in various educational activities, such as midterm and final exams, homework assignments and projects, laboratory reports, etc, depending on the course.
2. Work on, write up and successfully defend a Diploma thesis. The Diploma thesis is equivalent to 6 semester courses and is credited with 30 ECTS units.
In addition, students may enrol in a 3-month student internship (work placement, 15 ECTS credits), which is offered as an optional course during the 10th semester in all three specialization areas.
Upon successful completion of the programme requirements, the graduate has the knowledge, expertise and skills to design, implement, support and maintain systems and services for the generation, transmission, distribution, storage, processing, control and utilisation of energy and information.