DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY- Erasmus Courses

Courses offered in English and related teaching methods

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 or by teleconference 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 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


A list of courses per semester for the academic year 2020-2021, with link to “at a glance” information can be found in the following list:

Course

Contact Hours (CH)

 

ECTS credits

Code

Title

Lectures (LC)

Seminars (SE)

Laboratory (LB)

CHE_MA 102

Mathematics for Chemists

4

1

1

5

CHE_PH 111

Physics for Chemists

4

1

0

5

CHE_XA 127

Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry

3

1

1

5

CHE_XO 101

Structure, Reactivity and Mechanism in Organic Chemistry

3

1

0

5

CHE_XA 131

Chemistry and Informatics

2

0

2

5

CHE_BI 121

General Biology

3

1

0

5

TOTAL CHs

19

5

4

30

For more detailed info check our Syllabus

Course

Contact Hours (CH)

 

ECTS credits

Code

Title

Lectures (LC)

Seminars (SE)

Laboratory (LB)

CHE_XA 222

Inorganic Chemistry-1 (Chemistry of the Representative Elements)

3

1

3

10

CHE_XA 232

Physical Chemistry-1

3

1

0

5

CHE_XE 251

Analytical Chemistry-1

3

1

4

10

CHE_XO 202

Organic Chemistry of Functional Groups-I

3

1

0

5

TOTAL CHs

12

4

7

30

For more detailed info check our Syllabus

Course

Contact Hours (CH)

 

ECTS credits

Code

Title

Lectures (LC)

Seminars (SE)

Laboratory (LB)

CHE_XE 356

Analytical Chemistry-2

2

0

5

5

CHE_XA 323

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

3

1

3

10

CHE_XA 339

Physical Chemistry-2

3

1

0

5

CHE_XE 353

Instrumental Chemical Analysis-1

3

1

0

5

CHE_XO 303

Organic Chemistry of Functional Groups-II

3

1

0

5

TOTAL CHs

14

4

8

30

For more detailed info check our Syllabus

Course

Contact Hours (CH)

 

ECTS credits

Code

Title

Lectures (LC)

Seminars (SE)

Laboratory (LB)

CHE_XA 404

Spectroscopy of Organic Compounds – Experimental Organic Chemistry-1  

2

1

3

5

CHE_XO 405

Chemistry of Heterocyclic Compounds and Biomolecules

3

1

0

5

CHE_XA 454

Instrumental Chemical Analysis-2

3

1

3

10

CHE_XA 434

Structure, Reactivity and Physical Chemistry-3

3

1

3

10

TOTAL CHs

19

5

4

30

For more detailed info check our Syllabus

Course

Contact Hours (CH)

 

ECTS credits

Code

Title

Lectures (LC)

Seminars (SE)

Laboratory (LB)

CHE_XO 506

Synthetic Organic Chemistry- Experimental Organic Chemistry-2

2

2

8

10

CHE_XA 538

Physical Chemistry-4

3

1

3

10

CHE_XO 512

Biochemistry-1

3

1

0

5

CHE_XA 527

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

3

1

0

5

TOTAL CHs

11

5

11

30

For more detailed info check our Syllabus

Course

Contact Hours (CH)

 

ECTS credits

Code

Title

Lectures (LC)

Seminars (SE)

Laboratory (LB)

CHE_XO 612

Biochemistry-2

3

2

4

10

CHE_XE 681

Principles of Chemical Technology

3

1

4

10

CHE_XE 682

Food Chemistry

2

1

0

5

 

Semi-Optional Course-1*

 

3 or 2

1

1 or 2

5

TOTAL CHs

10 or 11

5

10 or 12

30

 * Selection of 1 Semi-Optional Course from “Table 1. Optional Courses for 6th Semester”

Table 1. Optional Courses for 6th Semester

Course

Contact Hours (CH)

 

ECTS credits

Code

Title

Lectures (LC)

Seminars (SE)

Laboratory (LB)

CHE_XE 671

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

2

1

2

5

CHE_XE 691

Environmental Chemistry

2

1

2

5

CHE_XE 661

Structural Chemistry

2

1

0

5

For more detailed info check our Syllabus

Course

Contact Hours (CH)

 

ECTS credits

Code

Title

Lectures (LC)

Seminars (SE)

Laboratory (LB)

*

Semi-Optional Course-2

3 or 2

1

1 or 2

5

*

Semi-Optional Course-3

3 or 2

1

1 or 2

5

 

Semi-Optional Course-4

3 or 2

1

1 or 2

5

#,§

Optional Chemistry Course-1

2

1

0

4

#,§

Optional Chemistry Course-2

2

1

0

4

EX 702

Experimental Diploma Thesis-1 ** (literature review and initiation of experimental work)

0

0

4

2

EX 703

Experimental Diploma Thesis-2 ** (continuation of experimental work)

0

0

8

5

Total (- CH)

 

 

 

30

For more detailed info check our Syllabus

* Selection of 3 Semi-Optional Courses from “Table 2. Optional Courses for 7th Semester”.
§ Selection of 2 Optional Chemistry Courses from “Table 2. Optional Courses for 7
th Semester”.
# Instead of 2 Optional Chemistry Courses of 4 ECTS credits each, 1 Optional Chemistry Course of 8 ECTS credits may be selected.

** The research project in the frame of the experimental Diploma Thesis is usually conducted in one of the research laboratories of the Department of Chemistry. It can also be carried out in part or totally in another cooperating Department or Research Institute or in the Industry or other bodies that employ chemists (e.g. Hospitals, the General State Laboratory, etc.). The Experimental Diploma Thesis is always supervised by a member of the Academic staff of the Department of Chemistry who is responsible for assigning the final mark to the thesis (one combined mark for the courses EX702 and EX703).

For Erasmus students, the Experimental Diploma Thesis may take place entirely in one semester (total 19 ECTS credits). It can be replaced by a theoretical thesis (literature review), which corresponds to 6 ECTS credits. Additionally, the students must select 1 Semi- Optional Course (5 ECTS) and 2 Optional Chemistry Courses (2×4=8 ECTS).

Table 2. Optional Courses for 7th Semester

Course

Contact hours (CH)

 

ECTS credit

Code

Title

LC

SE

LB

Semi-Optional Courses

CHE_ΧE 783

Physical Processes of Chemical Technology

2

1

2

5

CHE_ΧE 784

Chemical Processes of Chemical Technology

2

1

2

5

CHE_ΧΑ 742

Principles and Applications of Nuclear Chemistry

3

1

1

5

CHE_ΧE 737

Computational Chemistry and Molecular Design

3

1

1

5

Optional Chemistry Courses

CHE_ΧΟ 707

Modern Spectroscopy Methods (NMR, MS) - Molecular Modelling

2

1

0

4

CHE_ΧΕ 785

Food Chemistry and Technology – Oenology Ι

4

0

4

8

CHE_ΧΑ 726

Chemistry of Organometallic Compounds and Mechanisms of Inorganic Reactions

3

0

0

4

CHE_ΧA 756

Quality Control in Analytical Chemistry

2

1

0

4

CHE_ΧO 713

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

2

1

0

4

CHE_ΧO 714

Clinical Chemistry

2

0

2

4

CHE_ΧΕ 792

Catalysis and Green Chemistry

3

0

0

4

CHE_XO 715

Enzymology

3

0

0

4

CHE_BI 722

Microbiology

2

0

2

4

CHE_ΧP 786

Practical Training *

 

 

 

4

For more detailed info check our Syllabus

* Practical Training can be selected either in the 7th or the 8th Semester.

Course

Contact hours (CH)

 

ECTS credits

Code

Title

LC

SE

LB

*

Optional Chemistry Course-3

3 or 2

0 or 1

0 or 2

4

*

Optional Chemistry Course-4

3 or 2

0 or 1

0 or 2

4

*

Optional Chemistry Course-5

3 or 2

0 or 1

0 or 2

4

#

Optional non-Chemistry Course-1

2

0

0

3

#

Optional non-Chemistry Course-2

2

0

0

3

EX 802

Experimental Diploma Thesis-3 **
(continuation and completion of experimental work)

0

0

10

9

EX 803

Experimental Diploma Thesis-4 **
(writing-up of thesis and public presentation of the results)

0

0

4

3

Total (- CH)

-

-

-

30

For more detailed info check our Syllabus

* Selection of 3 Optional Chemistry Courses from “Table 3. Optional Courses for 8th Semester”.
# Selection of 2 Optional non-Chemistry Courses from “Table 3. Optional Courses for 8
th Semester”.

** The research project in the frame of the experimental Diploma Thesis is usually conducted in one of the research laboratories of the Department of Chemistry. It can also be carried out in part or totally in another cooperating Department or Research Institute or in the Industry or other bodies that employ chemists (e.g. Hospitals, the General State Laboratory, etc.). The Experimental Diploma Thesis is always supervised by a member of the Academic staff of the Department of Chemistry who is responsible for assigning the final mark to the thesis (one combined mark for the courses EX802 and EX803).

For Erasmus students, the Experimental Diploma Thesis may take place entirely in one semester (total 19 ECTS credits). It can be replaced by a theoretical thesis (literature review), which corresponds to 6 ECTS credits. Additionally, the students must select 1 Semi- Optional Course (5 ECTS) and 2 Optional Chemistry Courses (2×4=8 ECTS). There are no Semi-Optional Courses this semester.

Table 2. Optional Courses for 7th Semester

Course

ECTS credits

Code

Title

Contact hours (CH)

LC

SE

LB

Optional Chemistry Courses

CHE_ΧΟ 816

Food Biochemistry

3

0

0

4

CHE_ΧΟ 809

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

3

0

0

4

CHE_ΧΟ 817

Biotechnology

2

0

2

4

CHE_ΧΕ 885

Polymer Science

2

1

0

4

CHE_ΧΕ 886

Chemical Industries (Inorganic and Organic)

3

0

0

4

CHE_ΧΕ 887

Food Chemistry and Technology – Oenology ΙI

3

0

0

4

CHE_ΧΑ 827

Bioinorganic Chemistry

3

0

0

4

CHE_ΧP 786

Practical Training *

     

4

Optional non-Chemistry Courses

CHE_ΑΝ 841

Didactics of Natural Sciences

2

0

0

3

CHE_OI 831

Ecomomics

3

0

0

3

CHE_OI 832

Business Administration

3

0

0

3

CHE_AN 842

English Chemical Terminology

2

0

0

3

 

Main European Languages (one from):

       

CHE_AN 843

French

2

0

0

3

CHE_AN 844

German

2

0

0

3

CHE_AN 845

Italian

2

0

0

3

CHE_AN 846

Spanish

2

0

0

3

CHE_MA 812

Applied Statistics

3

0

0

3

CHE_BI 823

Viticulture

2

0

0

3

For more detailed info check our Syllabus

* Practical Training can be selected either in the 7th or the 8th semester.

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 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  for further consideration and processing.

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

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

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


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:

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:

  • 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
  • Freie Universität Berlin
  • University of Muenster
  • Technische Uni Muenchen
  • Universität Leipzig
  • 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
  • Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (AUM)

  • Adam Mickiewicz University
  • Gdansk University of Technology
  • Jagiellonian University in Krakow

  • Universitet I Bergen

  • Uppsala Universitet

  • Cardiff University

  • University of Cyprus
  • Cyprus University of Technology

  • University of Nova Gorica

  • Ondokuz Mayis University

  • Valahia University of Targoviste
  • Universitatea Apollonia Din Iasi

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Dept of Chemistry
University of Patras
University Campus
Rio Achaias
26504 Greece
Email chemsecr@upatras.gr
Tel (+302610) 996202, 996203, 996204, 996205

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