POSTGRADUATE STUDIES

NTUA holds a prominent place in the international academic community as a distinguished state universitywhich promotes scienceand technology. This place is also due to the postgraduate degrees which it awards. They are of a high standard and enjoy international prestige.The main aims of the NTUA’s postgraduate studies are to maintain and strengthen quality, to enhance international recognition of the degrees granted and to pursue cohesion between education, research advancement and scientific depth.

The postgraduate degrees currently offered by the NTUA include:

  • Postgraduate studies organized in the framework of each School, which lead to the award of a"Doctoral Degree". Students follow a programme of postgraduate courses and/or research, leading to an original and significant contribution in sciencesand technology.
  • Interdisciplinary Postgraduate studies, organized in the frame of several Schools of NTUA or jointly with other universities,which lead to the award of a"Postgraduate Degree of Specialisation", equivalent by law to a Master’s degree. Students acquire this degree after one to two academic years, during which they follow specific coursesdivided into semestersor four - month terms and prepare a thesis. Students wishing to continue their research work towardsa Doctoral Degreein related subjects may be allowed to do so in one of the collaborating Schools.

 

Entry Requirements

Candidate postgraduate students should submit the following supporting documents:

  • Their application on a special form provided by the postgraduate School Office.
  • Official copies of their diplomas or degrees, along with their detailed transcripts or any other evidence of graduation expected by the beginning of the postgraduate studies at the latest. If required, they should also provide a certificate of equivalence granted by DOATAP (the Greek Accreditation Centre for foreign university degrees).
  • A comprehensive curriculum vitae in which they should include information regarding their studies, as well as their research or professional activities.
  • A brief statement of intent in which the candidate should develop his/her particular scientific interest as well as the reasons for which he/she wishes to participate in the Programme.
  • Proof of knowledge of at least one foreign language (for foreign students, knowledge of the Greek language is required).
  • Two letters of recommendation. 

There is no tuition fee for the course. Scholarships are available and are awarded on the basis of merit and proven financial need.
A student counsellor assists students in the selection of appropriate courses provided by the Programme. Each student has an advisor who super vises the student's thesis.

 

Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Programmes

In the frame of the interdisciplinar y approach, four teen postgraduate programmes are offered since 1998, leading to a Postgraduate Degree of Specialization and cover ing a wide range of research and professional potentials operating currently at NTUA. In all programmes, the admission is very competitive. The minimum duration of studies and thesis presentation is one full year and the maximum is two years. The student must complete his/her thesis within this maximum period of two (2) years. Repeating an examination is generally not allowed. 
The administration and management of each programme (syllabus, student selection, teaching assignments etc.) is performed by its Academic Board, which consists of nine Faculty members from the co- operating Schools. Teaching is mainly performed by Faculty members, as well as by academic and industry experts, invited for lectures on specialized subjects. 

1. Water Resources Science and Technology

Coordination: School of Civil Engineering

2. Structural Design and Analysis of Structures

Coordination: School of Civil Engineering

3. Automation Systems

Coordination: School of Mechanical Engineering

4. Athens Postgraduate Programme in Business Administration

Coordination: School of Mechanical Engineering

5. Energy Production and Management

Coordination: School of Electrical & Computer Engineering

6. Engineering - Economic Systems

Coordination: School of Electrical & Computer Engineering

7. Architecture - Space Planning

Coordination: School of Architecture

8. Protection of Monuments

Coordination: School of Architecture

9. Materials Science and Technology

Coordination: School of  Chemical Engineering

10. Computational Mechanics

Coordination: School of  Chemical Engineering

11. Environment and Development

Coordination: School of Rural & Surveying Engineering

12. Geoinformatics

Coordination: School of Rural & Surveying Engineering

13. Design and Construction of Underground Works

Coordination: School of Mining & Metallurgical Engineering

14. Marine and Ocean Technology and Science

Coordination: School of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering

15. Microsystems and Nanodevices

Coordination: School of Applied Mathematical & Physical Sciences

16. Mathematical Modelling in Modern Technologies and in Finance

Coordination: School of Applied Mathematical & Physical Sciences

17. Physics and Technological Applications

Coordination: School of Applied Mathematical & Physical Sciences

18. Applied Mathematical Sciences

Coordination: School of Applied Mathematical & Physical Sciences

19. Applied Mechanics

Coordination: School of Applied Mathematical & Physical Sciences

20. Offshore Structures, Systems and Processes for the Hydrocarbon Exploration and Exploitation

Coordination: School of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering

Participation of NTUA in other University Programmes

The NTUA also participates through its Schools in the following inter-university postgraduate degree courses coordinated by other universities:

  • Bioengineering in the School of Medicine at the University of Patras. Participating NTUA School: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering 
  • Philosophy and History of Science and Technology in the School of Methodology, History and Theory of Science at the University of Athens. Participating NTUA School: Applied Mathematical and Physical Sciences 
  • Logic, Algorithms and Computation in the School of Mathematics at the University of Athens. Participating NTUA School: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Applied Mathematical and Physical Sciences 
  • Digital Art in the Athens School of Fine Arts. Participating NTUA School: Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Linguistics Technology (Technoglossy) in the Department of Linguistics in the School of Greek Philology at the University of Athens. Participating NTUA School: Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Chemistry Education  and new  Educational Technologies in the School of Chemistry at the University of Athens. Participating NTUA School: Chemical Engineering
  • Industrial Management (with two divisions): - Logistics (product supply and distribution) - Energy management and environmental protection in the Department of Industrial Management at the University of Piraeus. Participating NTUA School: Chemical Engineering

 

Schools' Postgraduate Programmes

Each one of the nine NTUA Schools is offering postgraduate studies, either within the School, sometimes involving graduate courses and in every case leading to the preparation of a Doctoral Thesis, or as coordinator of inter - disciplinary postgraduate programmes, leading to the above mentioned Postgraduate Degree of Specialisation.
Usually, the graduate courses and specializations correspond either to the Depar tments of the Schools or to interdisciplinary scientific areas. For example, in the frame of each School, the School of Applied Mathematical and Physical Sciences offers a Postgraduate Programme with four specializations corresponding to the Departments of Philosophy and History of Science and Technology, Mathematics, Mechanics and Physics.
In the same frame, high level graduate courses are offered by the School of Electrical and Computer Sciences and by the School of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering.

 

Doctoral Theses

The procedure for the preparation of a Doctoral Thesis guarantees substantial in-depth study and promotion of science and technology. The Doctoral Theses are designed by the cells of research, the Departments, and coordinated by the Schools.
The total length for the preparation and the award of an NTUA doctoral degree is set by law at no less than 3 years and no more than 6 years, including the time spent in postgraduate courses. The candidate defends the doctoral thesis before an examination committee consisting of seven members of the faculty.  The number of places for doctoral candidates and the subjects of doctoral theses are proposed by the Departments and decided by the School.
 



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