7th SEMESTER

Students are obliged to attend the elective course:

  • 1. Design and construction of pavements and laboratory testing. (Obligatory) Να διορθωθεί στο site
    Traffic loads. Soil properties for pavement engineers. Aggregate materials. Bituminous binders, Bituminous mixtures (hot and cold) and mix designs. Laboratory testing of bituminous binders and mixtures. Theories for calculation stresses and strains in pavements. Pavement design methods for flexible and rigid pavements. Pavement recycling. Pavement maintenance.

8th SEMESTER

Students are obliged to attend the elective courses:

  • 1. Transport Systems. (Obligatory)
    Introduction to Transport systems, basic characteristics. The application of systems approach in transport. The concept of Logistics system, basic data, actors and relationships among them. Organization of transport system in national and intro-european level. Intermodal transport packing and unitization of loads. Freight transport in EU and role of new technologies. Competition terms in freight transport in Greece. Organization of terminal stations. Organization of warehouses. Mobility and people with disabilities.
  • 2. Introduction to Philosophy of Technology (Philosophy of Technology Ι). (Obligatory)
    The purpose, value and method of philosophy. Elements of Philosophy of Knowledge. Prima Philosophia. Analytical Philosophy of Technology. The concept of technology: Problems of definition. The function and nature of technology. Methodology of technology. The components of technological activity. The intellectual presuppositions for unfolding technological activity. Philosophy of Technology as a science. Technology and the traditional philosophical enquiry. Engineering and Science. The Engineer's road to philosophy. The philosophical conception of Engineers' Responsibility.

Students may choose 2 more courses among the following:

  • 1. Traffic and parking management. (Traffic Control)
    The traffic problem in urban areas. Concepts and content of traffic management approach. Traffic management measures ( one-way streets, application of reverse flow, channelization of intersections, ramp metering) and demand management measures: prioritization for public transport and high occupancy vehicles, traffic restriction for certain areas and for peak periods, promotion of walking and cycling. Application of new technologies for traffic management. Basic concepts and characteristics of parking. Methodology of calculation of parking demand. Presentation of parking management measures. Principles and design standards for parking areas.
  • 2. Airport design and construction. (Να διορθωθεί στο site)
    Aircrafts characteristics. Airport system design. Airport master plan. Layout and capacity of airports. Geometrical design of airports. Airport signing. Pavement design of runways, taxiways and other areas. Evaluation and maintenance of pavements. Environmental impact of airports.
  • 3. Organization and Administration of Structural Enterprises. (Management of construction companies)
    General principles of organization of enterprises. Formal and informal organization. The interior and the exterior environment of enterprise. Social responsibility of enterprise. Categories of enterprises depending on the size, the legal form, the sought aim. Productivity and competitiveness. Management of personnel. Marketing. Institutions of operations of structural enterprise. Planning of activities, study of market. Institutions of operations of enterprise. Significance and work of administration, principles of administration, control of effectiveness of operations of enterprise.
  • 4. Basic principles of economics and economic policy
    Concept and subject of economy (financial goods). The preference/ selection problem. The basic functions of the financial system. Demand and Offer (The concept of market. The laws of supply and demand. The concept of elasticity. Definition and changes in market equilibrium. The income circuit (National Income, National product, National cost. The balance of income). The principles of economic policy (the need for government action in the financial life. Aspects of economic policy. Classification of aims and means of economic policy). Public economic policy (Government Budget, incomes and outcomes). Credit and currency policy (the concept of money supply). Logistical money. The role of the central bank. Current trends in currency theory. The structure of the Greek banking system. The exchange policy (balance of payments, direct or natural control, Income policy, evaluation of means).

9th SEMESTER

Students are obliged to attend the elective courses:

  • 1. Investment Appraisal (Evaluation). (Obligatory)
    Enterprises' economics. Analysis of enterprises' logistical elements. Type of Enterprises. Stocks / shares. Productivity and efficiency. Analysis of incomes and outcomes. Breakeven points of production and sales. Methods for economotechnical comparison under certainty and uncertainty. Adelson model. Decision Trees. Planning of working capital. Control of inventory. Reliability and cost. Cost benefit analysis. Expediency Studies. Development goals. Customer surplus. Development Support Law. Finance leasing.
  • 2. Public transport. (Public Transportation) (Obligatory)
    Introduction, basic concepts and definitions. Organizational structure of public transport (bodies and system) in Greece. Research and measurements in public transport. Estimation of transport capacity of bus lines. Bus routing calculation. Operational and geometric characteristics of the bus network. Rolling stock. Exploitation of bus lines-standards. Economic analysis of operations, evaluation, criteria. Information systems to the public. The interurban bus transport system. Urban public transport systems on fixed routes. Public transport systems and people with disabilities.

Students may choose six (6) more courses among the following:

  • 1. Justice Elements and Technical Legislation. (Elements of Law and Engineering Legislation)
    Justice elements (with orientation in the economic activity area). Legislative frame for public and private projects studying or constructing. Code of wage of engineers. General building regulation. The working accident. Legislative frame of worker's safety and hygiene rules in the worksites. Justice elements in the European Union. Adaptation of national – European legislation. European legislation on the professional rights of engineers, for the public conventions, rules of hygiene and safety in the working areas. Legislative frame of association of engineers, professional code of engineers.
  • 2. Philosophy of Technology.
    Technology and society. The correlation between science, technology and society. Modern tendencies of technological society. Engineers and the new reality. The roots of Philosophy of Technology. The universality of Technology. The uniqueness of modern technology. Philosophy and the quest for effectiveness. The limited logic of technology. The concept of mastering upon technological means. The ethical criteria. The new historical circumstances. The new responsibilities. Technological feasibility and philosophy. The logic of realizing technological potentiality. Technology and nature. The problem. Human being as a value in modern reality. Towards the future. Man and nature: The philosophical presuppositions. The Legal and Ethical conception of human being as a part of nature. Problems in striving to form a new ethics. Technology Assessment. What is Technology Assessment. The problem of neutrality of technology assessment. The different kinds of Technology Assessment. Alternative Technology. The problematique of Technology Assessment as a method. The problem of quantitative assessment. Alternative Technology. Conclusion.
  • 3. Highway Operations and Maintenance Management. (Road management)
    Highway construction, operation and maintenance. The concept of management. Road inspection and incident management. Ramp management and control. Pavement operation and wear. Pavement surface characteristics. Mechanical endurance and reinforcement of pavements. Intelligent pavements. Pavement maintenance techniques. Roadway operational improvement. Economic dimension of maintenance. Road safety audit. Διαχείριση της παρόδιας ζώνης.
  • 5. Regional Development II: Theories and applications of regional planning. (Regional Planning and Development II)
    The consequences from the concentration of population and activities in the regional development. Intraregional relations and influence of each other and dependence of settlements. Intraregional relations and influence and the dependence of settlements. Value of regional organization and structure of internal structure of cities. The concept of metropolis and its structure and organization of the metropolitan area. The regional organization and policy in Greece. Institutional framework and methodological approach of interventions and applications. Control of feasibility of proposals through the being in effect legal regime and the existing economic and administrative parameters. The Regional Policy of the European Union. Content and methodology development - regulatory studies and application studies. Community development projects and local development programs.
  • 6. Road Safety.
    Introduction, Road Safety in Greece. Accident recording systems. Accident Analysis, and black spot identification. Traffic accident descriptive and forecasting models. Relationships between, road safety, road geometry, traffic volume and vehicle type. Composite road safety indicators. Accident reduction measures (technical, administrative, legislative) and Evaluation of accident treatments (Before – After Studies). Active and Passive safety. Measures for accident severity reduction (road equipment and furniture, vehicle equipment). Socio-economic traffic accident cost. Road safety of special cases (railway crossings, tunnels).

10th SEMESTER

Students are obliged to attend the elective courses:

  • 1. Railway Infrastructure. (Obligatory)
    The course deals with all three components of a railway system: the track, the rolling stock and the exploitation. It focuses on the interurban railway systems (high speed and conventional speed) and mainly on design and construction issues. The course covers the following thematic items:
    The railway technique and potentials, Railway traction ,Wheel – rail interaction, Forces acting on the track, Track panel ,Track bed and substructure, Track alignment, Track mechanical behaviour, Civil engineering works in railway systems ,Track maintenance, Rolling stock , High speed trains, Railway signalling , Technical and commercial exploitation of railway systems, The European policy for railways.
  • 2. Construction Jobsite Management and Organization. (Management of Construction Sites)
    Construction Economy Essentials, Construction Equipment and Personnel productivity. Jobsite layout and control (design, methodology and planning) Construction site infrastructures (temporary facilities, buildings, material storage areas, workshops), jobsite units (machinery, raw material treatment). Jobsite security (perimeter fencing, access roads, signs and barricades). Concrete production on site (equipment, facilities, applications). Prefabricated structural units management: Inner transportation, assembly and technical equipment. Labor relations and control (labor selection and agreements, qualifications, duties). Project life cycle, project management introduction.

Students may choose one (1) more course among the following:

  • 2. Transport Economics
    Introduction to Transport Economics, basic concepts and definitions , elasticities, cost, pricing of transport services. Transport policy in E.U. , policy bodies and institutions, basic objectives and means to realize it. Transport in the frame of Hellenic Economy. Competition terms in freight transport in Greece. Investment evaluation methods in the transport sector. Cost-benefit analysis (present value method, cost-benefit ratio, Internal Rate of Return (IRR), etc.), multi-criteria analysis.

DIPLOMA THESIS

During the 10th Semester students are obliged to elaborate their Diploma Thesis. The Diploma Thesis subjects are determined and announced by the Division.