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ELECTRONIC PHYSICS (RADIOELECTROLOGY)

Profile of the Programme

1. General Information

The Programme of Postgraduate Studies (MSc) in Electronic Physics (Radioelectrology) has been in operation since 1965.

Since the academic year 2011-2012, the postgraduate programme is operating under the lastly reformed programme of studies which has been approved by the General Assembly of the Physics Department and the Senate of Aristotle University.

During the 47 years of operation more than 700 Electronic Physicists have graduated from it, covering openings in telecommunications and electronics companies of civil or private sector, as well as in research and educational institutes.

The curriculum of studies is structured on a 4-semester basis and leads to the award of a M.Sc. in the following two specializations:

a) Electronic Circuits Technology and

b) Electronic Telecommunications Technology.

After fulfilling the MSc Degree, students may continue their studies on the pursuit of a PhD.

Potential candidates for participating in MSc in Electronic Physics (Radioelectrology), are graduates in Physics, Computer Science and/or Engineering, Telecommunications Science and/or Technology, Technology Administration & Management, Electrical and/or Electronics Engineering, as well as graduates of other related areas, coming from Greek or foreign Institutions that are officially acknowledged by the Greek State (DOATAP – Hellenic NARIC).

More information material can be found in http://elecom.physics.auth.gr/

2. Programme of Studies

To fulfil the MSc level requirements, one must acquire 120 ECTS credits. Students attend a small number of core courses and then a number of specialization courses (compulsory & optional). The programme is completed through an MSc thesis which is a 2-semester research work on a theoretical or experimental subject.

The programme also includes some lectures carried out by invited professors and experts coming from Greece or abroad. Educational visits in several electronics and telecommunications companies and institutes are also a part of the course activities. At least 20 of the industry's most rated companies have expressed their interest in educational interaction with the Postgraduate Programme, thus recognizing the high level of the education provided.

3. Administration – Teaching Staff – Infrastructure

The directorship of the Programme of Postgraduate Studies in Electronic Physics (Radioelectrology), is carried out by the General Assembly and the administrative constitutions of the Physics Department (Administration Board, President, Postgraduate Studies' Committee), according to the relevant legislation. Currently, the Director of Studies of the MSc in Electronic Physics (Radioelectrology), is Assoc. Professor Theodoros Laopoulos.

The proportion of teachers to students is 1:10 for the theoretical courses and 1:3 for laboratories. As part of the European student exchange programme ERASMUS, there is cooperation with several Universities from abroad, and in the last three years about 10 students have been exchanged from both sides.

The courses are hosted by the Radiocommunications Lab and the Electronics Lab. The infrastructure comprises of modern Radiocommunication, EMC, Electronics, Microelectronics and Control Systems equipment.

A specially equipped lab with contemporary computers and hardware (including specialised software, printers, on-line internet, e.t.c.) and a tele-education classroom is at the disposal of the teaching staff and students.

4. Professional Career

Graduates of the MSc in Electronic Physics (Radioelectrology) are employed in electronics and telecommunications industry and service providers in Telematics. Moreover, their role in Technical Education is dominant, in educating technicians in Electronics, Tele-informatics and Telecommunications.

In 2003, a research was carried out, covering all the MSc alumni from 1966 to 2003. The results of the research showed that the rates of employment among our alumni were very satisfactory. (Research results in Greek)