Marking system

Marking is an exclusive right of the teaching staff. A mark modification by the teaching staff is only possible in cases of an error and only upon written approval of the Chairperson of the Department and the Dean of the School within 15 days from the marks’ publication. A suggested mark modification by the teaching staff after the 15-days limit, is only possible upon approval of the Undergraduate Studies Committee of the Department.

The marking system of the modules is numerical. The mark scale ranges from 0 to 10 and can be expressed in integer numbers and fractions of half a unit only. The minimum successful mark is 5. The final mark of an undergraduate student, and hence the marking of an Excellent Degree with Distinction (9,5-10), Excellent (8,5-9,49), Very Good (6, 5 -8,49), Good (5,5-6,49) and Satisfactory (5-5,49) is calculated as the weighted average of all the modules the student has successfully completed. The weighting is based on the credit units of each module.  

At a postgraduate course, the modules may be marked as Successful or Failed. These modules are not calculated in the average mark of the student. They may not exceed the 25% of the total credit units of the course, with the credit units of the dissertation being excluded.

For calculating the final average mark, only modules marked with 5 and above are taken into consideration (because they can only be awarded with credit units). The calculation takes into account all the student’s successful modules, even if they successfully completed more modules than required from the curriculum.

A student wishing to improve a module mark, being at least 5, may repeat the module after approval by the Teaching staff. Repeating a module is allowed only once. Both marks obtained are shown in the transcript, but the most recent mark is calculated for the final mark. In the event of failure on the second attempt, the mark 5 is registered and calculated for the final mark.  

In the case of a module repetition (necessarily or for improvement purposes), if the number of credits allocated to a module has changed, the module with the more credit units will be applicable.

An incomplete mark is the indication that a particular student was not able to obtain a final mark and therefore complete the requirements of the particular module. An incomplete mark is given only in exceptional cases, upon student’s request, and always with the approval of the Teaching staff. It is understood that the student's request must be sufficiently justified.

The incomplete module marking process is as follows:

  • The Teaching staff, with the approval of the President of the Department, shall inform in writing the Academic Affairs and Student Welfare Service.
  • A completion date of the module requirements is defined and cannot be later than the end of the next semester.
  • If the student does not meet the requirements of the module by the end of the next semester, then the mark is automatically converted to zero.
  • An incomplete mark cannot be awarded to a student who attends the last academic semester of the maximum attendance period.

The dissertation or thesis marking whose completion lasts two or more semesters is made as follows:

  • At the end of each semester and within the deadline set by the Academic Affairs and Student Welfare Service, the supervising tutor registers the student's mark in the electronic system (Success or Failure or In progress ).
  • The elaboration and evaluation of the dissertation or thesis is done according to rules approved by the Council of the Department. The final mark for the thesis is awarded within the deadline set for all modules and is registered in the last academic semester of its completion. The Master's thesis and the doctoral dissertation are assessed quantitatively (by mark).

The transcript of all modules, as well as possible failures, withdrawals or exemptions from modules are recorded in the final transcript. Weighing of the mark of each module in credit units number is included in the Department's curriculum as well as the transcript.  Additionally, a Diploma Supplement in the English language is awarded to each graduate.

In case of failure in a compulsory module, the student is obliged to repeat it. In the case of failure in an elective module, the student may repeat the same module or replace it with another elective module. Failure in any module is recorded in the student's semester and final transcripts, but not in the Diploma Supplement. Upon a student’s written request and a decision of the Council of the Department, the student may attend a module for which the module in which he / she failed is a prerequisite.

Students are entitled to ask their Teaching staff for clarifications on final marks. If the Teaching staff does not agree to discuss with the student, the student has the right to request the mediation of the President, in order to be given the relevant explanations.

The final mark is registered by the Teaching staff s in the electronic system by the date specified by the Academic Affairs and Student Welfare Service.

The Senate validates graduate marks and awards the degrees. The declaration of graduates takes place three times a year: at the Senate session held after the end of each semester, and at the September session for students who completed their curriculum during summer period.

Marking system

Marking is an exclusive right of the teaching staff. A mark modification by the teaching staff is only possible in cases of an error and only upon written approval of the Chairperson of the Department and the Dean of the School within 15 days from the marks’ publication. A suggested mark modification by the teaching staff after the 15-days limit, is only possible upon approval of the Undergraduate Studies Committee of the Department.

The marking system of the modules is numerical. The mark scale ranges from 0 to 10 and can be expressed in integer numbers and fractions of half a unit only. The minimum successful mark is 5. The final mark of an undergraduate student, and hence the marking of an Excellent Degree with Distinction (9,5-10), Excellent (8,5-9,49), Very Good (6, 5 -8,49), Good (5,5-6,49) and Satisfactory (5-5,49) is calculated as the weighted average of all the modules the student has successfully completed. The weighting is based on the credit units of each module.  

At a postgraduate course, the modules may be marked as Successful or Failed. These modules are not calculated in the average mark of the student. They may not exceed the 25% of the total credit units of the course, with the credit units of the dissertation being excluded.

For calculating the final average mark, only modules marked with 5 and above are taken into consideration (because they can only be awarded with credit units). The calculation takes into account all the student’s successful modules, even if they successfully completed more modules than required from the curriculum.

A student wishing to improve a module mark, being at least 5, may repeat the module after approval by the Teaching staff. Repeating a module is allowed only once. Both marks obtained are shown in the transcript, but the most recent mark is calculated for the final mark. In the event of failure on the second attempt, the mark 5 is registered and calculated for the final mark.  

In the case of a module repetition (necessarily or for improvement purposes), if the number of credits allocated to a module has changed, the module with the more credit units will be applicable.

An incomplete mark is the indication that a particular student was not able to obtain a final mark and therefore complete the requirements of the particular module. An incomplete mark is given only in exceptional cases, upon student’s request, and always with the approval of the Teaching staff. It is understood that the student's request must be sufficiently justified.

The incomplete module marking process is as follows:

  • The Teaching staff, with the approval of the President of the Department, shall inform in writing the Academic Affairs and Student Welfare Service.
  • A completion date of the module requirements is defined and cannot be later than the end of the next semester.
  • If the student does not meet the requirements of the module by the end of the next semester, then the mark is automatically converted to zero.
  • An incomplete mark cannot be awarded to a student who attends the last academic semester of the maximum attendance period.

The dissertation or thesis marking whose completion lasts two or more semesters is made as follows:

  • At the end of each semester and within the deadline set by the Academic Affairs and Student Welfare Service, the supervising tutor registers the student's mark in the electronic system (Success or Failure or In progress ).
  • The elaboration and evaluation of the dissertation or thesis is done according to rules approved by the Council of the Department. The final mark for the thesis is awarded within the deadline set for all modules and is registered in the last academic semester of its completion. The Master's thesis and the doctoral dissertation are assessed quantitatively (by mark).

The transcript of all modules, as well as possible failures, withdrawals or exemptions from modules are recorded in the final transcript. Weighing of the mark of each module in credit units number is included in the Department's curriculum as well as the transcript.  Additionally, a Diploma Supplement in the English language is awarded to each graduate.

In case of failure in a compulsory module, the student is obliged to repeat it. In the case of failure in an elective module, the student may repeat the same module or replace it with another elective module. Failure in any module is recorded in the student's semester and final transcripts, but not in the Diploma Supplement. Upon a student’s written request and a decision of the Council of the Department, the student may attend a module for which the module in which he / she failed is a prerequisite.

Students are entitled to ask their Teaching staff for clarifications on final marks. If the Teaching staff does not agree to discuss with the student, the student has the right to request the mediation of the President, in order to be given the relevant explanations.

The final mark is registered by the Teaching staff s in the electronic system by the date specified by the Academic Affairs and Student Welfare Service.

The Senate validates graduate marks and awards the degrees. The declaration of graduates takes place three times a year: at the Senate session held after the end of each semester, and at the September session for students who completed their curriculum during summer period.