Dissertation Writing (AEEE731 /733)

The doctoral dissertation must include significant research findings in current scientific topics, which will lead to new scientific knowledge. The research must be original, innovative, and of high academic calibre, so that it can be judged acceptable for publication in internationally recognized academic conferences and journals. To this end, each PhD student is required to submit a Dissertation report and defend it orally. The Dissertation report must include the contributions of the completed research work, a complete review of the current state of knowledge in the research area of the dissertation, the methodology employed, the achieved results and the evaluation of the findings of the research of the student.

Paper Preparation and Submission (AEEE722 /724 /732 /734)

The research work of the student must be published in at least two international refereed conferences or journals. A student satisfies this requirement with either the publication of the paper or the notification of acceptance. Furthermore, a student is required to present at least one of the two papers at a conference. Students are also encouraged to present their research work during poster sessions organized in conjunction with workshops or conferences.

Graduate Seminars (AEEE710 /711 /712 /713 /714 /715)

Throughout their doctoral studies, students are required to attend research/scientific seminars, talks and conferences. This is achieved through the six Graduate Seminar courses. To satisfy the requirements of each one of these courses the student must attend at least three talks during each semester, with a minimum of 24 talks for all six courses. One-day seminars count as two talks, while conferences count as two talks per day. Furthermore, a student is required to present his research work in at least one seminar series organized by the Department.

Graduate Research (AEEE721/ 723)

These two courses refer to the research work, undertaken by the student, in order to achieve the objectives specified in the research proposal. Students are expected to implement the stated methodology, according to the stated planning.

Research Planning and Proposal (AEEE701 /703 /704)

Prior to research engagement, a PhD student is required to convince the academic community that the proposed research is original, innovative and will lead to new scientific knowledge. To this end, each PhD student is required to submit a written Research Proposal report and defend it orally. The Research Proposal must include the contributions of the proposed research work, a complete review of the current state of knowledge in the research area of the proposal, the methodology to be employed, the expected results and the planning for the implementation of the methodology.