Master of Science Program

(Master of Science, MSc)

For the award of the Master M.Sc. degree it is required to successfully complete the program of studies that also includes the Thesis Research and the Advanced Project, as described in detail below. The minimum duration of the Master M.Sc. program for full-time students is three academic semesters. The maximum duration allowed for completion of the Master M.Sc. degree is four years, as determined by the University regulations. It is clarified that the Advanced Project «Capstone Design Project» starts only every September and ends in July. 
 
 

Program of Studies

The workload leading to the Master M.Sc. degree requires the completion of at least 114 ECTS credits from a combination of graduate courses, seminars, advanced project and thesis research as follows:

 
- Specialization courses 32 ECTS
· Graduate specialization courses within the Department of enrolment (16 ECTS)
  • ARH 538:   Environmental Building Design (8 ECTS)
  • ECE 687:    Building Intergration of Photovoltaic (PV):Towards nearly zero energy buildings (NZEB) (8 ECTS)
  •  MME 516: Renewable Energy Sources Technology (8 ECTS)
  •  CEE 536:    Energy Efficiency of Buildings (8 ECTS)
- General Elective Courses 16 ECTS
· 2 Elective Courses   
- Advnaced Project: Capstone Design Project 24 ECTS
- Graduate Seminar 2 ECTS
- Master Thesis Research 40 ECTS
Total 114 ECTS
 
 
According to UCY regulations, Master’s students are only considered as full-time students if they are registered for at least 18 ECTS every semester (as determined by the University regulations). In cooperation with their academic advisors, students must choose courses that will help them to carry out their advanced project and their thesis.
 
 

Thesis of Master degree M.Sc.

For the Master degree M.Sc., it is additionally required to carry out an individual research thesis. The topic of the student’s research is chosen in coordination with his/her research supervisor preferably before the end of the first semester. The students must submit in writing to the interdepartmental committee a one-page summary of the thesis explaining the relevance to the discipline of the program, not later than six months prior to its defence. When the thesis is completed, the student must present it to an open audience, before the Examination Committee. The Examination Committee is composed of three members: the research supervisor as Chair of the committee and (at least) one faculty member from another department of the interdepartmental program. The members of the Committee must be selected based on their background so that they can help with the students’ work. If the defence of the research is satisfactory, the Examination Committee approves its successful completion.
The thesis is accredited as Excellent, Very Well, Well. Students who complete a dissertation will have to submit the following to the central secretariat of the thesis (ETAS): 1) one printed copy of their dissertation and 2) a CD containing their dissertation in PDF format and their graphic abstract.
 
 

Indicative M.Sc. Master Degree Program

The appropriate combination of courses, research and seminars attendance for each semester will be determined by the student in coordination with his/her academic advisor. Indicative examples of a Master of Science program of studies which can be completed in three academic semesters are presented below, one with admission in September and one with admission in January, provided that a student is a full-time student.
 
 
Example A: Admission in September
 
1st semester (fall) 2nd semester (spring)
3 courses    3x8 = 24 ECTS 3 courses 3x8 = 24 ECTS
Graduate Seminar I   1 ECTS Graduate Seminar II   1 ECTS
Advanced Project I   8 ECTS Advanced Project II   8 ECTS
Master M.Sc. Thesis Research I 8 ECTS Master M.Sc. Thesis Research II 8 ECTS
  Total 412 ECTS   Total 411 ECTS
Summer 2 3ο semester(fall)
Advanced Project III   8 ECTS Master M.Sc. Thesis Research III8 8 ECTS
        Master M.Sc. Thesis Research IV 8  
        Master M.Sc. Thesis Research V 8  
  Total 8 ECTS   Total 24 ECTS
 
 
 
Example B: Admission in January
 
1ο semester (spring) 2nd semester (fall)
3 courses   3x8 = 24 ECTS 3 courses 2x8 = 16 ECTS
Graduate Seminar I   1 ECTS Graduate Seminar II   1 ECTS
Master M.Sc. Thesis Research I 8 ECTS Master M.Sc. Thesis Research II 8 ECTS
      Advanced Project I 8 ECTS
  Total 33 ECTS   Total 33 ECTS
3ο semester (spring) Summer 2
1 course 1x8 = 8 ECTS Advanced Project III   8 ECTS
Advanced Project II   8 ECTS      
   Master M.Sc. Thesis Research.  III 8 ECTS   Total 8 ECTS
   Master M.Sc. Thesis Research. IV 8          
   Master M.Sc. Thesis Research. V 8          
  Total 40 ECTS        
 
 
[1] Note that students who wish to register in more than 38 (and up to 42) ECTS per semester must obtain the written approval by the Chair of their Department of enrolment.
[2] Note that students who wish to register in more that 38 (and up to 42) ECTS per semester must obtain the written approval by the Chair of their Department of enrolment..
 
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