Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Master of Science
(Master of Science, M.Sc)

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 & Research Project » starts only every September and ends in July.

3.1. Program of Studies

The workload leading to the Master M.Sc. degree requires the completion of at least 115 ECTS credits from a combination of graduate courses, seminars, advanced project and thesis research as follows:
Course ECTS
6 Specialization courses
  • POL 500: Basic Principles of Interdisciplinary Engineering (1 ECTS)- Prerequisite Prerequisite
  • POL 800: Research Methodology (8 ECTS)
  • ARH 538: Environmental Building Design (8 ECTS)
  • ECE 687: Building Intergration of Photovoltaic (PV) : Towards nearly zero energy buildings (ZNEB) (8 ECTS)
  • MME 516: Renewable Energy Sources Technology (8 ECTS)
  • CEE 536: Energy Efficiency of Buildings (8 ECTS)
31
General Elective Courses
  • 1 Elective Courses
8
Advnaced Project: Capstone Design Project
24
Graduate Seminar
1
Engagement with practice and industry
1
Master Thesis Research
40
Total

115

3.2. 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 backgraound 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.

3.3. 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: Indicative Program for Admission in September
1st semester (fall) 2nd semester (spring) Summer2
MMK 516 (mandatory) 8 ECTS ARC 538 (mandatory) 8 ECTS Advanced Project III 8 ECTS
CEE 536 (mandatory) 8 ECTS ECE 687 (mandatory) 8 ECTS
POL 800 (mandatory) 8 ECTS Graduate Seminar 1 ECTS
Advanced Project I 8 ECTS Advanced Project II 8 ECTS
Prerequisite1 1 ECTS Engagement with practice and industry 1 ECTS
Total 33 ECTS Total 26 ECTS Total 8 ECTS
3rd semester (fall) 4th semester (spring)
1 elective course 8 ECTS Master Thesis Research III 8 ECTS
Master Thesis Research I 8 ECTS Master Thesis Research IV 8 ECTS
Master Thesis Research II 8 ECTS Master Thesis Research V 8 ECTS
Total 24 ECTS Total 24 ECTS
Example B: Indicative Program for Admission in January
1st semester (spring) Summer2 (N/A) 2nd semester (fall)
ARC 538 (mandatory) 8 ECTS MMK 516 (mandatory) 8 ECTS
ECE 687 (mandatory) 8 ECTS CEE 536 (mandatory) 8 ECTS
1 elective course 8 ECTS POL 800 (mandatory) 8 ECTS
Graduate Seminar 1 ECTS Advanced Project I 8 ECTS
Engagement with practice and industry 1 ECTS Prerequisite1 1 ECTS
Total 26 ECTS Total 33 ECTS
3rd semester (spring) Summer² 4th semester (fall)
Master Thesis Research I 8 ECTS Advanced Project III 8 ECTS Master Thesis Research III 8 ECTS
Master Thesis Research II 8 ECTS Master Thesis Research IV 8 ECTS
Advanced Project II 8 ECTS Master Thesis Research V 8 ECTS
Total 24 ECTS Total 8 ECTS Total 24 ECTS
1For the mandatory prerequisite (POL 500), students will be notified before the beginning of each academic year, for the dates and hours.
2Note that students can register up to 15 ECTS during the summer semester.
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