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The Graduate / Undergraduate courses, Diploma Thesis and Internships offered in English language, to Erasmus students

at the Department of Electronic Engineering / Faculty of Applied Sciences / Technological Educational Institute of Crete.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction

TEI of Crete is a 25 year old institution which has undergone continuous growth and development with new departments and its curricula restructured in order to meet the demands dictated by its new, 15-year old University status.

An Erasmus student at TEI of Crete has the opportunity not only to study a variety of courses offered but also to experience the Greek way of life and participate in several cultural and recreational events organized during every academic semester.

 

Faculty of Applied Sciences

The Faculty of Applied Sciences is located in Chania and Rethimnon. In Chania are located the Departments of Electronic Engineering and Natural Resources Engineering and in Rethimnon is located the Department of Music Technology and Acoustics.

 

The academic coordinator for the Department of Electronic Engineering is

Dr. Nikolaos Petrakis (npet@chania.teicrete.gr) – tel. +30  28210 23064

 

General Information

 

Academic Calendar

The academic year at TEI consists of the “winter” and the “spring” semesters, the examinations periods and the summer vacations. Each semester lasts 15 weeks. The winter semester begins the first week of October and ends mid January followed by a 3-4 week examination period.

The spring semester begins the last week of February and lasts until mid June and ends with a 2 week examination period.

 

National Holidays during the academic year 2017-2018

  • 28 October: National Holiday
  • 17 November: Educational Holiday
  • 21 November: Local Religious Holiday
  • 22 December – 6 January: Christmas Holidays
  • 30 January: Educational Holiday
  • 19 February: National Holiday (movable feast)
  • 25 March: National and Religious Holiday
  • 2 April – 13 April: Easter Holidays (April 8, 2018: Easter Day, movable feast)
  • 1 May: National Holiday
  • 28 May: Religious and Educational Holiday (movable feast)
  • 15 August: Religious Holiday

National Holidays during the academic year 2018-2019

  • 28 October: National Holiday
  • 17 November: Educational Holiday
  • 21 November: Local Religious Holiday
  • 22 December – 6 January: Christmas Holidays
  • 30 January: Educational Holiday
  • 11 March: National Holiday (movable feast)
  • 25 March: National and Religious Holiday
  • 22 April – 3 May: Easter Holidays (April 28, 2019: Easter Day, movable feast)
  • 1 May: National Holiday
  • 17 June: Religious and Educational Holiday (movable feast)
  • 15 August: Religious Holiday

 

Registration Process:

Students who plan to come to the TEI under the Erasmus or other EU programs should send their application and learning agreement by email to the address erasmusoffice@chania.teicrete.gr Upon arrival at the TEI all international students should report to the International Relations Office and they have to complete some forms. Other documents which also are needed are a face-photo in jpeg form, a copy of passport or ID card and a short CV. The International Relations Office staff will help you and guide you with course registration in the departments, accommodation and answer any question you may have.

 

The deadlines for sending application form and learning agreement are:

  • For the winter semester of academic year: 30th of May
  • For the spring semester of academic year: 30th of November

 

All documents except email can also be sent by post (if necessary) to the address:

To: Mr. Antonios Koutsoupakis (Tel.: +30 28210 23053)

TEI of Crete, Faculty of Applied Sciences,

Career and International Relations Office,

Romanou 3, 73133 Chania, Crete,

Greece

 

 

Practical Issues:

  • Health Services and Insurance

Citizens of the European Union have the right to free medical care and social security in Greece, provided they have obtained their national health insurance card from their country.

 

  • Accommodation

TEI of Crete, Faculty of Applied Sciences does not have student dormitories. However, the staff of the Career and International Relations Office will help incoming students to find accommodation in different parts of the town preferably near the Institute. Every year a limited list of furnished apartments is given to all Erasmus students from where they can search to find accommodation. Offered apartments usually consist of one or two bedrooms, a kitchen and a bathroom. Expect to pay around 200 euros per person per month. When booking be sure to get a contact address or telephone number from the landlord in case of any minor emergency and always let the International Relations Office know where you are staying. Also, there exist local web-pages from where every student can search for accommodation. Finally, there exist hotel rooms that offer accommodation for reduced price to Erasmus students.

 

  • Cost of living

Living expenses are estimated to be about 700 euros per month distributed as follows:

Accommodation (rent and other expenses) 250 – 300€

Food 100 – 120€

Transportation – Commuting 100€

Entertainment 150-200€

In Greece the banks are open from 8 am to 2.00 pm. With credit cards such as Visa, MarsterCard, etc, it is possible to withdraw money from cash machines (ATMs) which are located outside banks and in many parts of the city. There are also ATMs at the TEI campus and nearby locations as well.

 

  • Student benefits

Students have the option to eat in the TEI restaurant lunch and dinner with reduced price (the price in current academic year is 2,20€ per meal). Also for students that have low family income (the examination of family income is evaluated every year based on rules that are issued by the Ministry of Education) they can apply to get a card for free food. In this case they have to ask the Erasmus office for the additional documents that they need to submit with their application.

All Erasmus students are entitled to a card for reduced prices in means of transportation (buses and ferry boats). This card is issued from the Ministry of Education and sent to all students after their registration.

 

  • Library/Internet

The incoming Erasmus students of TEI of Crete are eligible to use the Institution library’s facilities for free. They have to get a library card, from the library’s office. Also, all students have access to internet connection at the TEI by using the PCs which are in the PC room inside the library. Also they can have access on their own mobile laptop by asking for a wireless code, from the help desk in the network administration office. Finally, there exists a laboratory room for all Erasmus students fully equipped where also they can study, prepare their projects or just associate with the rest Erasmus and other students of TEI of Crete during all working days and hours.

 

  • Language of instruction

The language of instruction at TEI of Crete is Greek. Presently some courses are offered in English. The majority of Erasmus students who wish to follow courses in the various departments, should consult directly with the teaching staff – departmental Erasmus coordinators in order to arrange the program of courses they wish to follow. Students then may submit their application and learning agreement in the International Relations Office (email address: erasmusoffice@chania.teicrete.gr). Upon arrival they will tutored in English and will either be given an examination at the end of the term or submit a written project. Information concerning offered courses for department of Electronic Engineering are offered in the website: https://erasmus-ee.chania.teicrete.gr/all-offered-courses/

The minimum English language skills requirement for international students coming to TEI of Crete – Faculty of Applied Sciences is B2 level or other equivalent.

 

  • Grading system

10,00-8,50                   A          excellent

8,49-6,50                     B          very good

6,49-5,00                     C         good

4,99-0,00                     FX/F    fail

 

  • How to get to TEI and Career and International Relations’ Office from the center of the city

If you want to come to TEI from the center of the city (where is located the closed market) you can walk (walking distance about 25-30 minutes) or you have to take the bus from the bus station that is cross the closed market in the center of the city (outside the National Bank). The Bus Number is 11 and the sign is Halepa (in Greek ΧΑΛΕΠΑ). The arrival station for TEI is Evaggelistria (Bus station code 490) estimated time trip is 9 minutes (you can ask the driver to tell you when you reach this bus station). Cross the bus station there is a church and after the church is TEI of Crete.

The Career and International Relations’ Office is after you enter the central entrance of the building in the next floor in the second door on the left straight from the stairs.