DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY- Erasmus Courses

Teaching of courses in English is offered in separate classes for groups of more than 10 incoming ERASMUS students/ course, while for smaller groups, the ”reading method” is applied. This involves a study plan based on a textbook in English (available in our library) and 1-2 hours/ week face to face contact of the students with the teaching staff for monitoring studying progress and providing additional support, solve questions and inquires related to the course.

Detailed information about the courses/ objectives/ learning outcomes/ ECTS credits etc. can be found in the Department’s Curriculum.

Departmental Erasmus Coordinator
Prof. Constantinos Athanassopoulos ()


A list of courses per semester for the academic year 2018-2019, with link to “at a glance” information can be found in the following list:

1st Semester

Code in

English

Code in

Greek

Title

 

Math102

CHE_MA 102

Mathematics for Chemists

 

Phys111

CHE_PH 111

Physics for Chemists

 

InCh127

CHE_XA 127

Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry

OrCh101

CHE_XO 101

Structure, Reactivity and Mechanism in Organic Chemistry

 

ChIn131

CHE_XA 131

Chemistry and Informatics

 

Biol121

CHE_BI 121

General Biology

 

More info at Departmental Curriculum

2nd Semester

Code in

English

Code in

Greek

Title

 

InCh222

CHE_XA 222

Inorganic Chemistry-1 (Chemistry of the Representative Elements)

 

PhCh232

CHE_XA 232

Physical Chemistry-1

 

AnCh251

CHE_XE 251

Analytical Chemistry-1

 

OrCh202

CHE_XO 202

Organic Chemistry of Functional Groups-I

 

More info at Departmental Curriculum

3rd Semester

Code in

English

Code in

Greek

Title

 

AnCh356

CHE_XE 356

Analytical Chemistry-2

 

InCh323

CHE_XA 323

Inorganic Chemistry-2 (Chemistry of 1st Row Transition Metals and of Coordination Compounds)

 

PhCh339

CHE_XA339

Physical Chemistry-2

 

AnCh353

CHE_XA 353

Instrumental Chemical Analysis-1

 

OrCh303

CHE_XO 303

Organic Chemistry of Functional Groups-II

 

More info at Departmental Curriculum

4th Semester

Code in

English

Code in

Greek

Title

 

OrCh404

CHE_XO 404

Spectroscopy of Organic Compounds – Experimental Organic Chemistry-1

 

OrCh405

CHE_XO 405

Chemistry of Heterocyclic Compounds and Biomolecules

 

AnCh454

CHE_XE 454

Instrumental Chemical Analysis-2

 

PhCh434

CHE_XA 434

Physical Chemistry-3

 

More info at Departmental Curriculum

5th Semester

Code in

English

Code in

Greek

Title

 

OrCh506

CHE_XO 506

Synthetic Organic Chemistry-Experimental Organic Chemistry-2

 

PhCh538

CHE_XA 538

Physical Chemistry-4

 

BiCh512

CHE_XO 512

Biochemistry-1

 

InCh527

CHE_XA 527

Inorganic Chemistry-3 (Chemistry of 2nd and 3rd Row Metals and of Lanthanides)

 

 More info at Departmental Curriculum

6th Semester

Code in

English

Code in

Greek

Title

 

BiCh512

CHE_XO 512

Biochemistry-2

 

FoCh682

CHE_XE 682

Food Chemistry

 

ChTe681

CHE_XE 681

Principles of Chemical Technology

 

CtMa671

CHE_ΧΕ671

Chemistry and Technology af Materials (Polymers, Nanomaterials, Catalysts)

 

EnCh691

CHE_ΧΕ691

Environmental Chemistry

 

StCh661

CHE_ΧΑ661

Structural Chemistry

 

More info at Departmental Curriculum

7th Semester

Code in

English

Code in

Greek

Title

 

CtMa781

CHE_ΧΕ781

Materials Chemistry and Technology (Polymers, Nanomaterials, Colloids, Catalysts)

 

EnCh790

CHE_ΧΕ790

Environmental Chemistry

 

NuCh741

CHE_ΧΑ741

Principles and Applications of Nuclear Chemistry

 

NsMd705

CHE_ΧΟ705

NMR Spectroscopy, Μolecular Modeling and Design

 

SoCh706

CHE_ΧΟ706

Synthetic Organic Chemistry

 

FcTo771

CHE_ΧΕ771

Food Chemistry and Technology – Oenology Ι

 

CoMi725

CHE_ΧΑ725

Chemistry of Organometallic Compounds and Mechanisms of Inorganic Reactions

 

StPc736

CHE_ΧΑ736

Special Topics in Physical Chemistry

 

QcAc755

CHE_ΧΕ755

Quality Control in Analytical Chemistry

 

CaTa791

CHE_ΧΕ791

Catalysis

 

GeRe712

CHE_ΧΑ712

Biochemistry-3 (Gene Expression and Regulation-Gene Engineering)

 

ClCh713

CHE_ΧΑ713

Clinical Chemistry

 

InPl 785

CHE_ΧΠ785

Industrial placement

 

More info at Departmental Curriculum

8th Semester

Code in English

Code in Greek

Title

 

ChTe882

ΧΕ 882

Chemical Technology-2 (Special Topics of Physical Processes)

 

HpCh807

ΧΟ 807

Heterocyclic Chemistry and Principles of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

 

CoCh837

ΧΑ 837

Computational Chemistry

 

StCh861

ΧΕ 861

Structural Chemistry

 

FoBi814

ΧΟ 814

Food Biochemistry

 

InMd838

ΧΑ 838

Introduction to Molecular Design

 

BiNc826

ΧΑ 826

Bioinorganic Chemistry

 

BiTe815

ΧΟ 815

Biotechnology

 

OpGc808

ΧΟ 808

Organic Industrial Products and Green Chemistry

 

PoSc883

ΧΕ 883

Polymer Science

 

ChIn884

ΧΕ 884

Chemical Industries (Inorganic and Organic)

 

FcTo872

ΧΕ 872

Food Chemistry and Technology – Oenology ΙI

 

ReCs893

ΧΕ 893

Renewable Energy Sources and Chemical Storage

 

InPl 785

ΧΠ 785

Industrial placement

 

More info at Departmental Curriculum

Dissertations or Final year projects/ Erasmus Placements

Staff members are also willing to supervise incoming ERASMUS students’ final-year projects or dissertations on topics related to their current research interests. This option involves an application/ final confirmation procedure and students should apply 4-6 months before their arrival as available positions are limited. The application form should be filled in and send to the Departmental Erasmus Coordinator/ Prof. C.M. Athanassopoulos ()  for further consideration and processing.

Other links to “at a glance” information for Incoming students:

Study rules

The undergraduate curriculum has four years duration and is organized into semesters. There are two academic semesters in each academic year (a total of 8 semesters). Each academic semester consists of about thirteen teaching weeks.

Each course is offered only once in each academic year, i.e., in either the Fall semester, October-January, or the Spring semester, February-June.

The academic calendar for the current year can be found here:  http://www.upatras.gr/en/calendar

Examinations Rules

The examinations for the courses offered in the fall semester are held at the end of January – beginning of February. Students who fail in any of these courses can participate in resit examinations in September. The examinations for the courses offered in the spring semester are held in June, and, if a student fails in these exams, he/she can again participate in the September resit examinations.

For Greek students, assessment is only by written examination. The grades range from zero (0) to ten (10). The minimum passing grade is five (5). A useful classification of local grades is: "Fail" - less than 5; "Pass" - 5; "Good" - between 5 and 6.5; "Very Good" - between 6.5 and 8.5; "Excellent" - above 8.5.

For incoming ERASMUS students whose native language is not Greek, the examination paper will be in English and the conversion of local grades to ECTS grades will be done according the Erasmus regulations (see below).

ECTS GRADES

ECTS Grade

% of successful students normally achieving the grade

 

A

10

EXCELLENT

B

25

VERY GOOD

C

30

GOOD

D

25

SATISFACTORY

E

10

SUFFICIENT

FX

-

FAIL – some more work required before the credit can be awarded

F

-

FAIL – considerable further work is required

Students Care


The University of Patras provides a whole number of benefits for the students aiming to accommodate their student life in the city of Patras.

These benefits include accommodation and catering support (for low family income students), lower fare for transportation, health care, accommodation allowance, scholarships, etc.

Furthermore, the students are provided with free high-speed Internet access and many other electronic services that assist the instruction procedures.

Please, follow the links at the University's web site for an analytical presentation:

Other useful links:

Application procedure

In order to be accepted for studies in the Department of Chemistry, an incoming student should be a full-time student of a University with which the Department of Chemistry has a Bilateral Student Exchange Agreement for the corresponding year (Please check the following list here below).

Eligible students should follow the procedure explained here: http://www.upatras.gr/en/erasmus_mobility

List of Bilateral Student Exchange Agreements of EU Institutions with the Department of Chemistry:

FRANCE (7 institutions)

  • Université de Cergy- Pontoise
  • Université Nice Sophia Antipolis
  • Université de Poitiers
  • Université Paul Sabatier-Toulouse III
  • Université Paris Est Creteil Val de Marne
  • Uni of Reims- Champagne-Ardenne
  • Université de Strasbourg

GERMANY (4 institutions)

  • Freie Universität Berlin
  • University of Muenster
  • Technische Uni Muenchen
  • Universität Leipzig

ITALY (7 institutions)

  • Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza
  • Universitá degli Studi dell’Insubria
  • Universitá degli Studi di Firenze
  • University of Calabria
  • degli studi del Piemonte Orientale "A.Avogardo"
  • University of Padova
  • University of Palermo

POLAND (2 institutions)

  • Adam Mickiewicz University
  • Gdansk University of Technology

NORWAY (1 institution)

  • Universitet I Bergen

SWEDEN (1 institution)

  • Uppsala Universitet

UK (1 institution)

  • Cardiff University

CYPRUS (2 institutions)

  • University of Cyprus
  • Cyprus University of Technology

SLOVENIA (1 institution)

  • University of Nova Gorica

TURKEY (1 institution)

  • Ondokuz Mayis University

ROMANIA (1 institution)

  • Valahia University of Targoviste