General Description of the Program

Qualification Awarded:   Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry
Cycle/Level:   1st / Undergraduate
Admission requirements:   Upper secondary degree (6 years of studies). National level examination.
Διάρκεια του προγράμματος:   8 Semesters, 240 ECTS
Mode of study: Full time
Access to further studies:  
Postgraduate Studies

Qualification requirements and regulations, profile of the programme, key learning outcomes and occupational profiles

To graduate from the School of Chemistry, students have to attend and successfully complete courses of a total effort equal to 240 ECTS (student total work load) at least.
The program of studies is structured as follows:
Studies in the School of Chemistry comprise 8 semesters (2 semesters per year) and students can choose Diploma Thesis and/or Internship in the Profession.

The first six semesters (1st-6th semester) include core courses that provide the students with the necessary fundamental knowledge of Chemistry.

During the following two semesters (7th-8th semester) students attend electives courses belonging to the selected specialization stream.

The Specialization Streams of the program (7th-8th semester) are the following:


By the end of the programme, students are expected to have developed generic competences, as follows:

  • The capacity to apply knowledge in practice, in particular problem-solving competences, relating to both qualitative and quantitative information.
  • Numeracy and calculation skills, including such aspects as error analysis, order-of-magnitude estimations, and correct use of units.
  • Information-management competences, in relation to primary and secondary information sources, including information retrieval through on-line computer searches.
  • Ability to analyse material and synthesise concepts.
  • The capacity to adapt to new situations and to make decisions.
  • Information-technology skills such as word-processing and spreadsheet use, data-logging and storage, subject-related use of the Internet.
  • Skills in planning and time management.
  • Interpersonal skills, relating to the ability to interact with other people and to engage in team-working.
  • Communication competences, covering both written and oral communication, in one of the major European languages, as well as in the language in which the degree course is taught.
  • Study competences needed for continuing professional development. These will include in particular the ability to work autonomously.
  • Ethical commitment.

By the end of the programme, students are expected to have developed chemistry-related competences and practical skills, as follows:

  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of essential facts, concepts, principles and theories relating to the subject areas identified above.
  • Ability to apply such knowledge and understanding to the solution of qualitative and quantitative problems of a familiar nature.
  • Competences in the evaluation, interpretation and synthesis of chemical information and data.
  • Ability to recognise and implement good measurement science and practice.
  • Competences in presenting scientific material and arguments in writing and orally, to an informed audience.
  • Computational and data-processing skills, relating to chemical information and data.
  • Skills in the safe handling of chemical materials, taking into account their physical and chemical properties, including any specific hazards associated with their use.
  • Skills required for the conduct of standard laboratory procedures involved and use of instrumentation in synthetic and analytical work, in relation to both organic and inorganic systems.
  • Skills in the monitoring, by observation and measurement, of chemical properties, events or changes, and the systematic and reliable recording and documentation thereof.
  • Ability to interpret data derived from laboratory observations and measurements in terms of their significance and relate them to appropriate theory.
  • Ability to conduct risk assessments concerning the use of chemical substances and laboratory procedures.

Examination regulations, assessment and grading

A scale of 1 to 10 applies to the marks of each subject in the Hellenic Higher Education.
Άριστα (Arista) Excellent: 8.50 – 10.00
Λίαν Καλώς (Lian Kalos) Very Good : 6.50 – 8.49
Καλώς (Kalos) Good : 5.00 – 6.49
Ανεπιτυχώς(Anepitychos) Fail: 0.00 – 4.99
Minimum passing grade: 5

Graduation requirements


A full academic year is equivalent to 60 ECTS units and each semester to 30 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) (1ECTS=25-30 student work load hours). Compliance with the ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) regulations started in 2007, when the Greek Legislation was harmonized with the relevant European one (Ministerial Decision no Φ5/89656/β3, art. 1-3, Hellenic Government Gazette no 1466/2007/B). Each course is credited with a number of ECTS (>=2) according to the studentworkload (contact hours, laboratory work, examination etc) and accumulation of credits (ECTS) is accomplished after successful completion of the course.