USEFUL INFORMATION FOR FIRST YEAR STUDENTS
The Student Guide includes titles of all the compulsory, the required elective and the elective courses, their content, the time they take up weekly (lectures & any other mode of teaching) and their sequence. It also includes information about the teaching staff required to apply and successfully complete the learning objectives of the Program of Study.
According to the Hellenic Qualifications Framework for Higher Education, each Student Guide should also include the knowledge and the qualifications obtained by the overall Program of Study, as well as the credit units that each course, practical workshop or research carry as defined by the Ministry of Education (Β΄ 1466) in the Official Government Gazette (Φ.5/89656/Β3/13.8.2007). The Student Guide also describes the level of qualifications obtained in correspondence with the Hellenic Qualifications Framework, the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning and the European Qualifications Framework for Higher Education.
The programs of study also include required courses for learning at least one foreign language.
Each academic year offers courses, workshops or research which correspond to 60 credit units.
Program of Studies Structure – Exams
The academic year starts at September 1 and ends at August 31 of the following year. Teaching is divided in two semesters for each academic year.
Student enrollments are carried out in the beginning of each semester on set dates during which students are to register for the courses they choose to attend. If a student does not register for any courses for two consecutive semesters, they are automatically removed from the Faculty/School.
Each semester runs for at least 13 weeks of teaching. The number of weeks during which the exams are carried out is specified by the official structure of each Institution.
Each semester is followed by an exam period for the courses taught during the previous semester. There is a re-sit examination of both semesters right before the winter semester begins. Special care is taken to provide students diagnosed with dyslexia before their admission to the Institution, with oral examination opportunities, as per the Internal Regulation of the institution.
Assessment for each course is specified by the instructor, who can choose to carry out formal written end-of-semester examinations or oral exams. Assessment may even depend on term papers or workshop/laboratory exercises.
For successful completion of the BA course of study, a student is required to successfully attend all courses specified in the Program of Study and to accumulate the required number of credit units.