The I.P.S.P. in “Organic Electronics and Applications” has duration of three (3) academic semesters of full time studying and five (5) academic semesters of pat-time studying. During the first two semesters, the students will attend 6 compulsory courses and two compulsory courses of their choice. The last semester is assigned for the preparation of their master thesis in one of the collaborating laboratories. Also, by ruling of the S.I.C., suspension or extension of studies is possible if, and only if, adequate justification is provided by the student. The maximum duration of suspension/extension is one (1) year and may be given only once per student.
The courses include theoretical lectures, practical work, laboratory work and preparation of projects. Every post graduate course has 7.5 credit points (CP) according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The courses per semester add up to a total of thirty (30) credit points. The master thesis is also worth thirty (30) credit points. The courses and master thesis are graded on a scale of 0-10. The Master of Science degree in “Organic Electronics and Applications” (Μ. Sc – Master of Science in Organic Electronics and Applications) is given after the student has reached a total of 90 credit points.
This educational programme timeline follows that of the undergraduate studies, with the same beginning and end dates, bank holiday dates and vacations. Examination takes place at the end of each semester and examination re-sits take place in September. Alternatively, in the case of a fast track course, the education process can take place at different time periods, after ruling of the S.I.C., which is approved by the competent bodies of the both Institutes.
The forms of teaching are: Lectures (theoretical presentation), case studies, laboratory practice, seminars, activity in research and anything else deemed appropriate by the teaching faculty and approved by the S.I.C. An appointed professor is selected by the S.I.C for the coordination of each course.
And the end of the examination of each semester, the professor responsible for each course turns in the final grade for each student. This grade is an average which takes into account the overall performance of each student in every form of teaching as well as the evaluation in the course. The way in which the final grade is given is recommended by the appointed professor and approved by the S.I.C.
The subject of the master’s thesis must be of high scientific standard, must be relative to the fields of knowledge outlined by the provided courses and is mandatory for all post graduate students. The subjects of the master’s thesis are discussed, announced by the S.I.C. and then selected by the post graduate students, after consultation with the MSc thesis’ project coordinator. Each master’s thesis is evaluated by a three-member examination committee which is appointed by the S.I.C.
The courses will be delivered in English.
The master’s thesis will be composed in English.