Organization and Structure of the Department

The Department was created in June 2013 by the merger of the Department of Mathematics (founded 1977) and the Department of Applied Mathematics (founded 1999) at the University of Crete. It supports two divisions of incoming undergraduate students (division Mathematics and division Applied Mathematics). It is simultaneously the oldest and the youngest department of the University of Crete and the largest department in the School of Science and Technology.

 

Contact information

Contact by email :

Chairman: chair@math.uoc.gr

Undergraduate student service:  info@math.uoc.gr

Graduate student service: gradsec@math.uoc.gr

Contact by post

Department of Mathematics & Applied MathematicsUniversity of Crete,

Voutes Campus, 70013 Heraklion, Greece

Contact by phone

http://www.math.uoc.gr/el/people.html

 

Study Programme Overview

 

Undergraduate Studies Programme

Mathematics and Applied Mathematics

The two divisions (Mathematics and Applied Mathematics) have a common set of mandatory courses during the first two years. For the remaining two years the students have to take various elective courses with requirements for breadth in Mathematics and its Applications as well as in related fields such as physics and computer science.

 

Admission procedures

Registration to the undergraduate programme of the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics of the University of Crete, can be made in any of the ways provided by the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs for entry to Higher Education Institutions (State examinations, belonging to special categories of families with numerous children, three children and more, foreigners, Greek citizens living abroad, people with severe illnesses, enrolment  to a second degree after examinations).

 

Official Duration of Programme

4 years / 8 Academic years

 

Attendance

Full length. One academic year is worth 80 ECTS and a full semester 40 ECTS

 

Division – Specification

Mathematics

Applied Mathematics

 

Requirements for Graduation

Number of ECTS credits required for graduation: 240

 

Course Classification

The “Mathematics” division has the following categories of courses:

  • Mandatory courses (15)
  • Main courses
  • Elective courses in Mathematics
  • Elective non-mathematical courses
  • Free electives.

The “Applied Mathematics” division has the following categories of courses:

  • Mandatory courses (14)
  • Main courses
  • Advanced courses
  • Other Sciences
  • Elective courses in Mathematics
  • Free electives

Our study guide is posted on the Department web page (www.math.uoc.gr).

 

Educational, research and professional goals

There are 41 professors in the Department as well as 8 staff (technicians and administration).

The main objective of the Department is to give our undergraduate students a solid mathematical training that will enable them to specialize in different directions, so as to be able to work in various professions, where the ability for quantitative and logical analysis is required and also to be able to follow up with graduate training in Mathematics and its Applications as well as in related fields. More specifically the mission of the Department is :

  • to cultivate and promote the subject of Mathematics and its Applications through academic teaching and theoretical and applied research.
  • to offer our graduates the necessary skills, offering them a thorough theoretical and applied training and research skills as well as the foundation for a successful career in the public and private sector.
  • The training of scientists, capable not only to serve and promote science but also capable of a career in the private and public sector. The rapid development of technology and applied science create the need for employees that are not just specialized but also have a broad and solid training that enables them to be flexible and mobile in an ever-changing scientific and labor landscape.
  • The presentation of Mathematics to the whole academic community as well as to the society in general through activities such as the Summer School of Mathematics.
  • Through the institution of Practical Training for Students the Department encourages the students to be employed, during their studies, in companies and services such as banks, the Statistical Service, the Meteorological Service and companies of scientific and technological interest.
 

Student Coursework Evaluation

Written examination is given 3 times per year

 

Grading system and requirements for students’ graduation

The grading system is numerical, from 1 to 10. The final grade point average of all courses will be recorded on the degree according to the following classification scheme

Excellent (8.5-10), 

Very Good (6.5 or more but less than 8.5)

Good (5 or more but less than 6.5).

 

Degrees

Bachelor (B.Sc) in Mathematics. 4 year (8 semesters) study programme.

Bachelor (B.Sc) in Applied Mathematics. 4 year (8 semesters) study programme

 

Professional certificate

The graduates of the Department of Mathematics and Applied Marthematics can :

-participate in the competition of the Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection (ASEP)

-work in the private and public sector (banks, insurance companies, financial corporations, IT companies and technology) in Organizations of Technology and Research.

 

Access to further studies

We have two graduate programs at the Master's level, “Mathematics and its Applications” and “Applied and Computational Mathematics”. The Department also participates in the interdisciplenary Master's program “Optics and Vision”. Our Department also has an active Doctoral program.

 

Indicative Curriculum

1st semester

Code

Course name

ECTS

Course Classification

ΜΕΜ 101

Calculus I

8

Compulsory

ΜΕΜ 102

Geometry and Linear Algebra

8

Compulsory

ΜΕΜ 103

Foundations of Mathematics

7

Compulsory

ΜΕΜ 104

Computer Programming I

7

Compulsory

 

2nd semester

Code

Course name

ECTS

Course Classification

ΜΕΜ 105

Calculus II

8

Compulsory

ΜΕΜ106

Linear Algebra I

8

Compulsory

ΜΕΜ 107

Computer Programming II

7

Compulsory

Plus 1 or 2 elective courses

 

3rd semester

Code

Course name

ECTS

Course Classification

ΜΕΜ 108

Calculus III

8

Compulsory

ΜΕΜ 221

Algebra I

8

Compulsory (Math), Elective (ApplMath)

ΜΕΜ 211

Analysis I

7

Compulsory

ΜΕΜ 251

Numerical Analysis

8

Compulsory (ApplMath), Elective (Math)

ΜΕΜ 109

Physics I

7

Compulsory

 

4th semester

Code

Course name

ECTS

Course Classification

ΜΕΜ 222

Algebra II

7

Compulsory (Math), Elective (ApplMath)

ΜΕΜ 212

Analysis II

8

Compulsory

ΜΕΜ 271

Differential Equations

7

Compulsory

ΜΕΜ 261

Probability Theory

8

Compulsory

 

More information regards the Undergraduate Studies Program

http://fourier.math.uoc.gr/tmem/files/neo-programma.pdf (undergraduate studies program)

http://www.math.uoc.gr/el/courses.html (course classification)