Undergraduate Studies organization..
The Academic Calendar of N.T.U.A. comprises 10 independent,
integral academic semesters, the 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th and
9th, being fall semesters and the 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th and
10th being spring semesters. The 10th semester is devoted
to the preparation of the diploma thesis. The structure
of the academic year is as such:
||From October 1 to February 8
||From February 16 to July 5
||September 1 - 30
Each semester lasts 18 weeks: 13 weeks of classes, a two
week break (Christmas and Easter holidays for the fall and
spring semester respectively), and three weeks of semester
exams. There is also a one week break between the fall and
the spring semesters.
Registration in person takes place at the Registrar's
Office the first two weeks of each semester. The Curriculum
for all semesters is published annually in the Student Guides
of each Faculty in both Greek and English.
The Curriculum contains all mandatory and elective courses
offered by the Faculty along with course descriptions, schedules,
and the sequence and interdependence of the courses. The
student guides are available at the Registrar's office of
Examinations and Grading
During the winter examination period (January - February)
only the courses of the fall semesters are examined, and
in the summer examination period (June-July) only the courses
of the spring semesters are examined. There is also a re-examination
period in September, during which students may take exams
they have failed or missed.
The September examination period also provides students
with an opportunity to improve the grade of a course they
have already passed by re-taking the exam; in this case,
their final grade will be the highest of the two grades.
Grade improving for a course is only allowed during the
first September examination period following the teaching
semester of the course. The grades are expressed in a scale
of 0 to 10 with no fractional part and with a minimum passing
grade of 5.
An important part of the studies in N.T.U.A. are the
summer "training" projects which take place in Industrial
and Production Units, in the period between the end of the
spring semester and the beginning of the fall semester.
They constitute an elective course for the Faculties of
Civil Engineering, Survey Engineering (Surveying and Geodesy
Camp) and Mining and Metallurgy Engineering (Mining Camp)
and are partially subsidised by the European Union.
The Diploma thesis has to be related to one of the courses
of the Faculty. The student has at his or her disposal at
least a full academic semester to prepare the thesis. Upon
completion of the thesis, the student must take part in
an oral examination that can take place either in June,
October or February, after the final examinations, provided
that the student has passed all courses prescribed by the
The student who fails the oral examinations of the Diploma
thesis is given another opportunity during the next examination
The grade assigned to the graduating students of the
N.T.U.A. is calculated by adding together the average of
the grades the student received in all courses, multiplied
by a coefficient of 4/5, and the grade of the diploma thesis,
multiplied by a coefficient of 1/5.