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Regulation of Studies

Registration

Studentship is acquired with the enrollment to the Department with the exception of cases of transitory suspension of study or disciplinary sentence and is removed after reception of the degree. The first registration should be made inside a deadline of (usually 15 days) after the publication of results of General Examinations. Renewal of registration is not required. It is however obligatory for the student to declare in the Secretariat of the Department the courses that she/he will attend in the beginning of each semester. After the registration the student will obtain from the Secretariat:

  • The student identity card
  • The special student transports card
  • The sanity care booklet

In addition to the number of students that enroll to University Departments with the regular procedure, as defined by the Law, the following categories can also enroll in percentages designated by the relevant law:

  • Greeks living abroad
  • Children of greek civil servants working abroad
  • Citizens of Cyprus
  • Non-natives - Foreigners
  • Expatriate scholars
  • Disabled persons. Blinds and deaf-mutes are excluded (Decision of Provisional General Assembly of the Department, No 47/24-6-97)
  • Some categories of athletes

Attendance

The Academic year begins on 1 September of each year and expires on 31 August of the next year.

Each academic year consists of two semesters (fall, spring). Each semester includes at least 13 complete weeks for teaching and two weeks for examinations. If, for any reason, the number of teaching hours that was realised in a course is smaller than the 4/5 of the forecasted in the program for the corresponding semester hours, then the course in question is considered as not taught.

The fall semester begins the second fortnight of September and the spring semester expires the first fortnight of June. The precise dates of beginning and expiration of each semester are determined from the Senate. In exceptional cases, after the proposal of the Senate and according to the decision of the Minister of National Education and Religions, the beginning and expiration of the two semesters can be shifted outside the above mentioned dates so that the minimum criteria of thirteen weeks of teaching and two weeks of examinations are fulfilled.

Every student is obliged to participate during her/his studies regularly and substantially in the educational process, according to the legislative frame and the decisions of bodies of the University and the Department respectively.

Program of Studies

The courses of the Program of Studies of the Department of Computer Science (content, hours of weekly teaching and points) are described in the page Courses. It should be noted that the courses are distinguished in compulsory and electives. Students should attend all compulsory courses, while electives are selected from each student among those offered by the Department at the current semester. For the first two semesters of study no electives can be selected. All the courses of these two semesters are obligatory.

Certain courses of the program of studies, belong to the "knowledge domain" of Divisions of other Departments (Mathematics and Physics) and are taught by Faculty members of those Departments.

The student completes her/his studies and takes the degree, after successful examinations in the courses, prescribed by the program, if she/he assembles the required number of points, within the time of at least 8 semesters.

Scholarships of the European Community: In the framework of the ERASMUS program of the European Community scholarships of mobility are granted to students for the realisation of a period of studies abroad, which is completely recognized for the reception of their degree.

Exams

The grades of a student in each course is determined by the tutor, who is obliged to organise according to her/his judgment written or oral examinations or to be based on laboratory exercises in order to grade a student.

Each semester includes at least thirteen (13) complete weeks for teaching and three (3) or two (2) weeks for examinations. The examination periods are three: January-February, June and September. The duration of examinations is three (3) weeks for the periods of September and January-February and two (2) weeks for the period of June.

In the end of each semester (16-31 January and 1-20 June) the student is examined in the courses that she/he has registered. If the student fails in the examinations taking place in the end of the semester, the failure is not definitive since she/he has the opportunity to repeat the examination in the period of September.

The student is eligible to be examined at the period of September in the courses of both (fall and spring) semesters, while at the period of June only in the courses of spring semesters. At the period of January-February, on top of the courses of fall semesters, courses of the last spring semester of studies are also examined. In these courses (courses of the last fall semester of studies) only the students of of the last fall semester of studies (8th for our Department) are eligible to be examined.

Teaching of Foreign Languages

The knowledge of the English language is also required for the acquisition of the degree of Computer Science. The student should register for an English course at his first registration in the Department.

The level of knowledge of the foreign language is determined by the ability to translate a Computer Science text in Greek in order to assure the knowledge of the structure of the language and of the basic terminology in the area of Computer Science. This level corresponds roughly in a course of a foreign language in two semesters of four teaching hours weekly.

If the student has a certain previous knowledge of the English language, she/he can be classified after agreement with the responsible tutor, in a semester of a course so that she/he supplements her/his knowledge. Finally, if at her/his judgment, or after agreement with the responsible tutor, the student is fluent with the foreign language at the required level, she/he can appear directly in the examinations, that take place twice a year, in the months of May and December. The student is considered to satisfy the requirement of knowledge of a foreign language if her/his degree in the examinations is at least five (5).

The registration of a student in courses of the seventh and eighth semester is not allowed if the student has not satisfied this requirement.

Matriculations and Classifications

Matriculations from foreign Universities: It has been decided that they are allowed only in the 5th semester, after examinations in three courses and in a percentage of 10% on the number of eligible students at the Department of reception. There is a necessary requirement that the student has been successfully examined in all the courses of previous semesters.

The examinations are held by the Central Committee of Examinations in Thessaloniki in the month of December every year. The applications and the relevant documents should be deposited in the University of Thessaloniki in the dates between 1-15 November.

Registration of graduate students of other Departments: Graduates of other Departments can register after successful attendance of examinations in the following three courses of the first year of studies of the Department :

  • Calculus I
  • Introduction to Programming (in any language)
  • Applied Linear Algebra

The number of accepted students can reach the percentage of 4% on the prescribed number of eligible students (for all the categories classified). For succesful applicants the courses in which they were examined successfully during this examination are automatically granted.

According to the decision of the General Assembly of the Department, the percentages of Matriculations and Classifications (6% and 4%, respectively) can be compensated if the number of candidates is not sufficient in one of the two categories.

Reception of Degree

In order to complete her/his studies and to receive the degree, a student must: Register in at least eight semesters, that is to say study of at least eight semesters is obligatory. Be examined successfully in all the compulsory courses of the current program of studies (or the previous program of studies respectively). Collect at least one hundred and sixty one (161) points. Be examined successfully in the English Language.

Specifically for the students of 1993, course 4-15 is not required because it has not been not taught. For the students in question one hundred and fifty five (155) points are enough.

Thesis

The students can take a thesis in the two last semesters of their studies, under the supervision of a member of the Faculty of the Department. The thesis corresponds in two semester courses - one course in each semester. It is possible for two students to collaborate in a common thesis, according to the judgment of the supervisor. A thesis contributes ten (10) points to a student. The students that make a thesis should deliver a written thesis to the Department and present the results in a lecture. The thesis is examined by a three-member committee of the Faculty members, in which the supervisor will participate obligatorily.

The Thesis should respect the following rules:

  • The registration for a Thesis is made during the period of registrations for the two semesters of an academic year, that is to say in September or February
  • A student who registered for a thesis in the period of September (or February), after the expiration of the next examinations period of January (or September) in an interval of 2 weeks is compelled to present her/his subject of study in front of the three-member committee (intermediary examination)
  • This three-member committee should be fixed before the expiration of the examinations period after which the intermediary examination follows
  • The three-member committee submits a written evaluation for the progress of the student to the General Assembly of the Department, which is also communicated to the student. The evaluation can be either S=Satisfactory or N = Not Satisfactory
  • In case of a satisfactory evaluation, the student carries on with her/his thesis. In the opposite case the student should register for a new thesis if she/he wants to continue the program of Studies with a thesis
  • The final examination (presentation and marking) of a thesis will follow the end of any examinations period (January, June or September) in a maximum interval of 3 weeks. The student should deposit the written thesis to her/his three-member committee at least 10 days before the presentation date. Attendance to the presentation is open.
  • The student after successful presentation of her/his thesis is obliged to deposit a copy of the thesis in the Library of the Department. The person in charge of the Library will grant certification of deposit, which then the student will bring in the secretariat of Department for the reception of his degree
  • All the written theses should have a common format, according to the model proposed by the Committee of Studies.

Industrial Practice

The industrial practice of students constitutes part of the Second Cycle of the Program of Studies since its approval by the General Assembly of the Department of Computer Science (4 November 1998) following the proposal of the Committee of Studies.

The industrial practice can be realised by third-year and fourth-year students after their application to the relevant Committee, which has the responsibility of co-ordination and choice of companies or organisations and of participating students. The duration of practice is two - six months for each student. The student is supervised by a Faculty member of the Department, who is considered as the student's instructor. The practice is evaluated according to the book of practice and the reports of progress that are supplemented by the companies and the instructor. If the student is judged to have successfully completed the practice then one point with degree excellent (10) is added in her/his card. The acceptance of this point and the degree is approved by the General Assembly of the Department after the corresponding proposal of the Committee of Studies.

Degree's mark

The Degree's mark is calculated according to the following steps: The mark of each course is multiplied with the factor of gravity of the corresponding course and the sum of the results is divided with the sum of factors of gravity of all courses. The factors of gravity are: 1.0 for the courses with 1 or 2 points, 1.5 for the courses with more than 3 or 4 points, 2 for the courses with 4 points and 4 for the thesis. The number of points of each course is mentioned in the table of courses.

Registration to Courses

The registration to courses should be made in the beginning of each semester and in exclusive deadline of two weeks from the beginning of the courses of the corresponding semester. The maximum number of courses in which the student can register is five (5) for freshers and seven (7) for all others. The thesis that a student may take as well as any registered course in other Departments of Natural Sciences are also included in this number and count for one course each, for each semester. Compulsory courses of previous semesters should be at first priority and compulsory courses of this semester should follow.

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