ECTS credit allocation

General
In order to receive the Bachelors Degree a student should successfully attend a series of courses which correspond to 240 ECTS credits (at least). From these, 182 ECTS credits must be accumulated from the core courses of the Department (as  listed in Table A), at least 20 ECTS credits from  the General Topic Elective Courses of Table B and the remaining 38 ECTS credits from a combination of elective courses of Tables B, C and D and/or Diploma Thesis and/or Work Placement. Only one of the two courses numbered 405 (Environmental Physics) and 408 (Introduction to Astrophysics) can be considered as a core course.          In case less than 8 students register for an elective course, the course is offered only if the corresponding Section has the necessary teaching resources. 

The allocation of ECTS credits per semester and course is presented in  Table A.

 

Table Α:

Indicative Program of Studies of the Department of Physics and ECTS credits

Semester

Course Number

Title

ECTS

1

11

MECHANICS

7

12

DIFFERENTIAL AND INTEGRAL CALCULUS

7

13

LINEAR ALGEBRA AND ELEMENTS OF ANALYTICAL GEOMETRY

6

14

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS

5

15

ELEMENTS OF PROBABILITIES AND STATISTICS

5

Total

30

2

21

ELECTROMAGNETISM

7

22

DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS

6

23

LABORATORY COURSES IN MECHANICS AND HEAT

6

24

VECTOR CALCULUS

6

25

PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES

5

Total

30

3

31

WAVES

6

32

MODERN PHYSICS I

6

33

CLASSICAL MECHANICS I

6

34

COMPLEX NUMBERS CALCULUS AND INTEGRAL TRANSFORMATIONS

6

35

LABORATORY COURSES IN ELECTROMAGNETISM

6

Total

30

4

41

THERMODYNAMICS

6

42

MODERN PHYSICS II

7

43

CLASSICAL MECHANICS II

7

44

LABORATORY COURSES IN WAVE PHYSICS AND OPTICS

6

45

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

4

Total

30

5

51

QUANTUM THEORY I

7

52

CLASSICAL ELECTRODYNAMICS I

7

53

ANALOG  ELECTRONICS

6

54

GENERAL CHEMISTRY

5

405/408

ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSICS / INTRODUCTION TO ASTROPHYSICS

5

Total

30

6

61

QUANTUM THEORY II

8

62

CLASSICAL ELECTRODYNAMICS II

8

 

OPTIONAL COURSES OF TABLES Β,Γ,Δ/Practice

14

Total

30

7

71

STATISTICAL PHYSICS I

8

72

SOLID STATE PHYSICS I

8

 

OPTIONAL COURSES OF TABLES Β,C,D / DIPLOMA THESIS / Practice

14

Total

30

8

 

OPTIONAL COURSES OF TABLES Β,C,D / DIPLOMA THESIS / Practice

30

Total

30

 

Categories of Courses

During their studies, the students attend courses, which are divided into the following categories:

Category A: Core Courses

In this category belong 30 core courses (the Foreign Language is also included) that are the most fundamental courses of the Department and from which the students must accumulate 182 ECTS units. These courses are offered by the Department every academic year during the winter or spring semester. The students must successfully attend 29 from these courses (choosing one of the courses: Environmental Physics or Introduction to Astrophysics).

Category B: Elective Courses – General Directions

In this category belong 12 elective courses from which the students must select, during their studies, at least four, which correspond to at least 20 credit units. The above four courses do not include one of the courses Environmental Physics or Introduction to Astrophysics which has been selected as a core course.

Category C: Elective Courses – Special Topics in Physics

In this category belong the elective courses, which correspond to 4 credit units each.

Category D: Elective Courses – Various Topics

In this category belong 9 elective courses which correspond to 3 credit units each, as well as courses from other Departments to which no credit units have been attributed.

Category E: Elective Courses – Diploma Thesis

Students who are at least in the 7th semester of their studies and have successfully completed their examinations, until the last examination period before the registration for the course, in courses that correspond to at least 120 ECTS units may choose the course “Diploma Thesis” which has duration of two semesters and corresponds to 10 ECTS units.

Category F: Work Placement

From the 6th semester onwards, a student may be engaged, for a specific period of time (3-6 months), in Greek or international organisations and companies of the public and private sector having as an objective his/her Work Placement and specialisation in subjects related to the area of Physics. In case of a positive assessment, 3 ECTS units are awarded to the student’s record. These units are admeasured to the total of 240 that are necessary for a degree to be awarded but no grade is registered.

         In the framework of European Exchange Programmes (ERASMUS), the students are given the possibility to carry out part of their studies (up to two academic semesters) abroad, with the courses at which they are successfully examined being recognised by the home institute. In addition, it is possible for the students, in the framework of the same Programme, to carry out their Work Placement abroad, definitely prior to receiving their degree.

 

Appendix
The following appendix enlists Tables showing the distribution of courses in the categories Α, Β, C, D and the corresponding ECTS credits for each course. For further information about the courses the student is reffered to the Studies Guide of the Department. The courses numbers are those used in the Studies Guide of the Department.

Table B : Optional Courses - General Topics

Α/Α

Course Number

Title

ECTS

1

103

ELEMENTARY PARTICLES

5

2

104

INTRODUCTION TO FIELD THEORY

5

3

105

COSMOLOGY

5

4

201

ATOMIC PHYSICS

5

5

202

MOLECULAR PHYSICS

5

6

203

NUCLEAR PHYSICS I

5

7

205

SOLID STATE PHYSICS II

5

8

211

MATERIALS SCIENCE

5

9

401

GENERAL METEOROLOGY

5

10

405

ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSICS

5

11

408

INTRODUCTION TO ASTROPHYSICS

5

12

111

PLASMA PHYSICS

5

Table C :  Optional Courses - Special Topics

Α/Α

Course Number

Title

ECTS

 

 

CYCLE OF THEORETICAL PHYSICS

 

1

101

STATISTICAL PHYSICS II

4

2

102

SPECIAL TOPICS OF QUANTUM THEORY

4

3

106

GRAVITY AND GENERAL THEORY OF RELATIVITY

4

4

107

GROUP THEORY

4

5

108

DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY

4

6

109

COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN PHYSICS

4

7

110

QUANTUM THEORY OF INFORMATION

4

8

112

MATHEMATICAL METHODS OF PHYSICS

4

9

113

MATHEMATICS AND PHYSICS BY COMPUTERS

4

 

 

CYCLE OF EXPERIMENTAL AND APPLIED PHYSICS

 

10

204

NUCLEAR PHYSICS II

4

11

206

SEMICONDUCTORS PHYSICS

4

12

207

EXPERIMENTAL METHODS IN PHYSICS Ι

4

13

208

EXPERIMENTAL METHODS IN PHYSICS ΙI

4

14

209

LABORATORIES IN MODERN PHYSICS Ι

4

15

210

LABORATORIES IN MODERN PHYSICS ΙI

4

16

212

STRUCTURAL AND CHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF MATERIALS

4

17

213

LASER PHYSICS

4

18

214

PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY Ι

4

19

215

PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY ΙI

4

20

216

MODERN OPTICS AND APPLICATIONS

4

21

217

APPLICATIONS IN NUCLEAR PHYSICS

4

22

218

POLYMER SOLIDS

4

 

 

CYCLE OF ENVIRONMENTAL, ATMOSPHERIC AND SPACE PHYSICS

 

23

402

PHYSICS OF THE ATMOSPHERE

4

24

403

DYNAMIC METEOROLOGY

4

25

404

FLUID MECHANICS

4

26

406

PHYSICAL CLIMATOLOGY

4

27

407

NATURAL ENERGY SOURCES, NATURAL RESOURCES AND THEIR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT 

4

28

409

SPACE WEATHER

4

29

410

GALAXIES AND COSMOLOGY

4

30

411

OBSERVATIONAL ASTROPHYSICS

4

31

412

PHYSICS OF THE PLANETARY SYSTEM

4

32

413

SOLAR PHYSICS

4

 

 

CYCLE OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES

 

33

501

APPLICATIONS OF ANALOG ELECTRONICS

4

34

502

DIGITAL ELECTRONICS

4

35

503

APPLICATIONS OF DIGITAL ELECTRONICS

4

36

504

INTRODUCTION TO TELECOMMUNICATIONS

4

37

505

MICROCONTROLERS -MICROPROCESSORS

4

38

506

OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES

4

39

507

INTERNET APPLICATIONS

4

40

508

ADNANCED TECHNOLOGY MATERIALS

4

41

509

COMPUTER MEASUREMENTS AND AUTOMATICS

4

42 510 INTRODUCTION TO OPTOELECTRONICS AND OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS (C-4)  

 

 

CYCLE OF DIDACTICS IN PHYSICS

 

43

310

New Technologies in Education

4

 

Table D: Optional Courses - Varius Topics

Α/Α

Course Number

Title

ECTS

1

301

PHILOSOPHY OF PHYSICS I

3

2

302

PHILOSOPHY OF PHYSICS II

3

3

303

HISTORY OF PHYSICAL SCIENCES

3

4

304

DIDACTICS OF PHYSICS

3

5

305

MODERN TRENDS IN THE TEACHING OF PHYSICS

3

6

306

EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES

3

7

309

DIDACTIC METHODOLOGY

3

8

219

MEDICAL PHYSICS

3

9

220

BIOPHYSICS

3

10

 

Course from another Department

(in case no ECTS credits have been allocated)

3