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System of Operation

The College operates on the academic semester system and on the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). Most modules carry 6 European Credit Units (ECTS), although lectures, independent projects, laboratory workload and internships may be evaluated differently.

The normal duration of an Undergraduate Program is four (4) years (or 48 months); thus, in order to be awarded a diploma, students are required to complete at least one Program of Study carrying a total of 240 ECTS/120 credits in 4 years. The Program consists of compulsory and elective courses. Students have the opportunity to choose the modules they will attend every semester. The academic advisor provides advice and information to help students make the right choice of modules.

Undergraduate programs are designed to be completed in eight (8) academic semesters. In each semester five (5) modules will be offered, weighing in total 30 ECTS.

The normal duration for the Diploma or Associate Degree is two (2) years; thus, in order to be awarded a diploma, students are required to complete at least one Program of Study carrying a total of 120 ΕCTS/60 credits in 2 years.

The performance of students in each module is assessed by the Module Tutor throughout the semester. At the end of each semester, for each module, the Tutor submits to the Course Office the grade of progress for each student. The grade of progress represents the diligence of the student, the regular attendance of classes, the participation in the educational process, the student's performance in oral or written exams during the semester, the timely submission of or failure to submit assignments included in the module and their assessment. The final grade of the semester for each module is calculated by the average of the grade for the progress and of the grade at the final exams. The grade for the progress is not valid as the final grade of the semester, if the student does not attend the final exams of the semester.

The main methods of evaluation are exams, assignments, midterm exams, depending on the module, and final exams. Exams and assignments help students discover their level of knowledge in the specific module. The final exams are based on the material of the entire academic semester; the results, in combination with the performance during the academic semester together with the attendance, will define the final grade for the semester.