- Certification of knowledge in handling P/C
- Requirements for graduation
- Grades improvement
- Temporary arrangements
- 1st year students have the right to register only for their current semester courses.
- 2nd year students can register for courses corresponding to a maximum of 42 ECTS per semester.The aforementioned 42 ECTS do not include ECTS that were accumulated from the English as a Foreign Language course.
- 3rd year students can register for courses corresponding to a maximum of 48 ECTS per semester. The aforementioned 48 ECTS do not include ECTS that were accumulated from the English as a Foreign Language course.
- 4th year students can register for courses corresponding to a maximum of 56 ECTS per semester. The aforementioned 56 do not include ECTS that were accumulated from the English as a Foreign Language course and the Practical Fielwork course.
- Students after entering the 4th year of studies can register for courses corresponding to a maximum of 64 ECTS per semester. The aforementioned 56 do not include ECTS that were accumulated from the English as a Foreign Language course
Every semester after the first semester students are expected to submit a course declaration form for each course. This is provided on the web site and is typically available upon completion of the September or January examination period. Students gain access to the online registration system (https://sef.samos.aegean.gr) by using a password obtained from the website https://ype.aegean.gr/setyourpass/ which is valid for all academic semesters. Registration can be done on the main web page of the University at: http://www.samos.aegean.gr
Course declaration must be done very carefully since a student cannot be examined on a course he/she has not declared.
Recommended courses from the Department of Mathematics:
Analysis. Analysis Fourier, Calculus IV, Programming Languages, Discrete Mathematics, Cryptography, Complex Analysis, Advanced Programming Languages, Topology of Metric Spaces, Physics I.
Recommended courses from the Department of Information and Communications Systems:
Algorithms and Complexity, Algorithms & Combinatorial Optimization, Data Storage and Knowledge Mining from Data, Analysis and design of informative systems, Object-Oriented Programming, Data Bases II, Computer Networks, Data structures, Performance Appraisal and Simulation Systems, Computers' communication, Operation Functioning and Informatic Systems, Οperating Systems, Programming in Network,Security of Informative and Communicative Systems - Digital Image Processing, Supporting Systems of Decisions - Systems Strategy, Cloud Technologies, Telecommunications, Computational Logic and Logical Programming, Digital Governing, Digital Inovation and Entepreneurship, .
- Book selection per course
Students can choose a book per course, from the recommended books per course of the academic year 2019-2020, in dates that will be announced per semester by the Academic Secretariat of the Department. For more information please visit the link of ΥΠΕΠΘ: http:\\eudoxus.gr (https://eudoxus.gr/Error.aspx?aspxerrorpath=/Files/User%20Manual%20Foitites.pdf).
English classes are divided into three levels of teaching (Groups) and they are all compulsory. It should be noted that completion of the English courses is in addition to the compulsory course requirements in the department.
Students at the commencement of the first semester, and subsequent to their performance on the placement test, are allocated either to the 1st or the 2nd level. Progress to a higher level is achieved by passing the current level of English attended.
The 2nd and 3rd levels are compulsory for all students without exception.
The lessons have three aims as follows:
- First, to ensure that students at the end of their 2nd year of studies are able to comprehend technical articles in English, related to their studies;
- Second, to enable students to attend lectures and seminars in English;
- Third, to enable expression of the results of their work in both written and oral English.
Specifically, the allocation of hours of classroom teaching and language laboratory work are as follows:
1st Level: General English 2hrs, English for Mathematics 1hr.
2nd Level: General English 1hr, English for Economics 1hr, English for Mathematics 1hr.
3rd Level: General English 1hr, English for Economics 1hr, English for Mathematics 1hr.
General English includes directions in grammar and syntax which are necessary for correct speech and writing. In the case of the subject ‘English for Economics’, the following book is currently in use: “English for Students of Economics” in the 2nd and 3rd level.
In all three levels an additional hour of teaching is included where basic Mathematical terminology is presented from the book “English for Mathematics”.
Specifically, the areas covered are as follows:
1st Level: Geometry, the number system, mathematical operations, mathematical symbolism, matrices, equations, proportion.
2nd Level: Functions, real analysis, complex numbers, sequences, series, curves and surfaces.
3rd Level: Differentiation, integration, vectors, elementary statistics, probability, group theory, and logic.
The course of the basic mathematical terminology accounts for 40% of the final grade for each level.
In the course program of the Department there is an elective course, namely English – TOEFL /GMAT, which does not offer ECTS and it is taught during the 7th and 8th semester. The teaching hours are 3 hours per week and its purpose is to prepare students to participate in postgraduate studies conducted in English and in exams that certify their ability on the efficient use of the English language which combines mathematical terminology. We note that the Department of Information & Communication Systems Engineering offers a similar elective course (English – TOEFL) which has the same features with GMAT concerning ECTS, teaching hours and course aims. This course can be attended by the students in our Track during the 7th and 8th semester of their studies.
» Certification of knowledge in handling P/C
A certificate of knowledge in handling P/C (according to Π.Δ.44,ΦΕΚ 63/09.03.2005) is granted to the graduate students of the Track that have passed the examinations of at least 4 courses (cf. the table below), which are enlisted in the area of Informatics and Computer handling. The certificate is granted, along with the diploma, during the award of degrees-diplomas of the Departments of the School of Sciences.
In case that a student has succeeded in less than 4 courses of the Undergraduate Program of Studies, while later on during her/his graduate studies has succeeded in courses that appertain to the area of Informatics then the certificate is granted, taking into account the student’s related courses of both the Undergraduate and Graduate Programs of Studies.
Courses that belong to the area of Informatics and Computer handling are listed bellow:
Courses of the Department of Statistics and Actuarial-Financial Mathematics: Arithmetic Analysis, Data Bases, Discrete Mathematics, Introduction to programming, Informatics with Applications in Statistics, Operational Research (Linear and Dynamical Programming), Introduction to Computer Science, Statistical Software and Data Analysis, Computational Statistics - Simulation Techniques, Financial Software Packages.
Courses of the Department of Mathematics:Programming Languages, Introduction to Informatics, Cryptography, Coding Theory, New Technologies in Education, Advanced Programming Languages.
Courses of the Department of Information & Communication Systems Engineering: Algorithms and Complexity, Data Mining and Data Warehouses, Data Structures, Data Bases Ι, Operating Systems, Internet Programming, Computer Networks, Artificial Intelligence, Software Engineering.
» Requirements for graduation
The requirements for students of the Department to obtain their degree are the following:
a) Successful completion of at least 34 courses as following:
- 18 out of these courses should come fron the C -courses category of the Program of Studies of the Department (English are not included).
- At least 9 out of these courses should come from the SC-courses category of the Program of Studies of the Department.
- At least 7 out of these courses should come from the E-courses category of the Program of Studies of the Department or from the SC-courses category of the Program of Studies of the Department or from other Departments (up to 5 courses from other Departments are taken into account).
- The aforementioned 34 courses do not include English I, English II, English III, English-Toefl/GMAT, Music I and Music II.
b) Successful completion of the course English II and English III (it's demanded a success in English I or to have taken an exemption for this one).
c) Successful completion of at least 240 ECTS (the ECTS of English are not included).
d) For the acquisition of the degree the aforementioned 34 courses are taken into account, as well as the English II and English III. The courses English I, English – Toefl/GMAT, Music I and Music II are not counted in the calculation for the grade of the degree and in the ECTS that are required for the acquisition of the degree.
During the 4th year of studies (alternatively during the 3rd year too), students may choose the “Practical Fieldwork” course. Practical fieldwork is a SC course that corresponds to 6 ECTS, which are counted for the acquisition of degree, and is taken into account in the calculation of the degree grade. Practical Fieldwork lasts for at least eight weeks, and usually takes place during the summer months (July-August). Students who wish to participate in the practical fieldwork should declare their intention at the time they declare the courses of the spring or winter semester. Students who do not declare the Practical Fieldwork at that time lose their right to participate.
Fourth year students may as well choose to complete a thesis under the supervision of a faculty member. The thesis is equivalent to 2 elective courses (E) and corresponds to 12 ECTS. Students wishing to work on a thesis should declare it at the G semester and hereafter (fall or spring semester). The thesis’ subject is decided after a mutual agreement between the student and her/his thesis supervisor. It must also be approved by the General Assembly of the Department. Students cannot present their thesis before a period of 2 months from the approval date of the thesis subject by the General Assembly of the Department. It is the student’s obligation to present a progress report to their three-member thesis committee every three months.
The requirements for students to obtain their degree are the following:
- Every course (that is required for the acquisition of the degree) has a weight coefficient that is specified from the Didactics Units (D.U.) of the course as following:
- 1 – 2 U. weight coefficient 1
- 3 – 4 U. weight coefficient 1.5
- more than 4 D.U. weight coefficient 2
- undergraduate thesis. weight coefficient 2
- More specific:
- The Compulsory courses (C): Calculus I & II, Applied Linear Algebra I & II, Probabilities I & II, Statistics I & II have 5 didactic units (weight coefficient 2). All the other compulsory courses have 4 didactic units (weight coefficient 1.5).
- The Selectively Compulsory courses (SC) have 3 or 4 didactic units (weight coefficient 1.5).
- The Elective courses (Ε) have 3 didactic units (weight coefficient 1.5).
- The Undergraduate Thesis has 6 didactic units (weight coefficient 2).
- The Practical Fieldwork has 1 didactic unit (weight coefficient 1).
- The Grade Point Average (GPA) of each student is calculated based on the following formula:
GPA = (M1B1+...+MnBn) / (M1+...+Mn)
where n is the total number of courses that are added for the acquisition of the degree and that the student has passed, B1,...,Bn are the respective grades and M1,...Mn are the respective weights of the courses.
In the ECTS that are required for the acquisition of the degree,
- the courses: English Ι, English-Toefl/GMAT, Music Ι, Music ΙΙ, are not counted, that is, they have weight coefficient 0,
- Up to 5 courses from other Departments or Tracks of Departments are taken into account.
4. The degrees of all the courses that are required for the acquisition of the degree are taken into account.
5. Students who have succeeded in more than the requisite courses may request some of them not to be considered for the diploma degree, provided that the rest of the courses (in which they have succeeded) meet all the requirements for the diploma achievement.
» Grades improvement
Students of the Department who have successfully passed a course and do not yet meet the requirements for being awarded their degree, can apply for grade improvement resits to the Admissions Office during the time period specified by the latter. Grade improvement resits can be held during the September examination period and only for courses that students have already registered for during the academic year. Students who pass a course for the first time in the September examination period are not eligible for grade improvement resit on that course. Students pending graduation who have completed their 4th year of studies are eligible for grade improvement resit in 5 courses that were successfully passed in past exams, provided that those students do not yet meet the requirements for being awarded their degree. Eligible students for grade improvement resits must apply to the Admissions Office, during the time period specified by the latter, provided that their selected courses for resit are included in the examination schedule. Once eligible students select their 5 courses for grade improvement resit, they cannot change their selection. In grade improvement resits, the highest marks achieved are kept.
The programme of studies undergoes changes regularly in order to adapt to developments in scientific knowledge and changes in the Greek labour market. Grades in any courses that are removed from the programme of studies are considered valid for students who have already registered for and passed them successfully; for the rest of the students, removed courses are regarded as never taught.
The Studies Adviser provides students with the necessary support to help them cope with the demands of their studies at the University. This support involves advice on developing the students’ interests so that their scientific and professional specialization gradually adapts both to the students’ personalities and their subjective and objective skills.
For first-year students, the Studies Adviser is appointed by the Department’s Assembly. The rest of the students can freely choose their Studies Adviser among the members of the Department’s faculty during the course registration period of the winter semester.
Students are urged to meet with their Studies Adviser at least twice per semester.
The duties of the Studies Adviser include, among others:
- Promoting the students’ skills and aptitudes and guiding them towards the scientific fields or areas more suitable to them
- Offering guidance with planning the students’ individual programme of studies for the semester as well as with the selection of the topic of their dissertation
- Offering career advice, adjusted to the students’ interests
- Offering information and advice regarding postgraduate studies in Greece or abroad, scholarships and grants, and anything related to further academic studies
- Facilitating the students’ communication with academic bodies and administrative services
» Temporary arrangements
The following temporary arrangements are valid until the academic year 2018-19.
The students who have registered to the Department of Statistics and Actuarial - Financial Mathematics, until the academic year 2018-2019, can obtain their degree if they fulfill the following requirements:
a) Successful completion of the at least 34 courses where:
(i) At these courses are not included English I, English II, English III, English-Toefl.GMAT, Music I and Music II.
(ii)The 18 of these courses are the compulsory (-C-) courses of the current Program of Study of the Department (except of English), for which are valid the following exceptions and correspondences:
Exceptions (are valid until the academic year 2022-2023) – the student doesn’t have to succeed in the following courses:
- Differential Equations
- Introduction to Programming
Correspondences – the student should succeed in the following courses:
- Applied Linear Algebra I and II (or the former version Linear Algebra).
- Informatics with applications in Statistics (or the former version Introduction to Computer Science or Informatics with applications).
- Probabilities I (or the former version Probability Theory I).
- Probabilities II (or the former version Probability Theory II).
- Regression Models (or the former version Regression Analysis).
(iii) A maximum of 5 courses from the aforementioned 34 courses could be from other Departments.
(iv) The aforementioned 34 courses accumulate at least 240 ECTS.
b) Successful completion of English (English I, II and III) or release of them.
c) For the rest, the requirements of the new Program of Studies are valid.