Taught Curriculum:

TypeName of the courseUSAECTS
1COREQuantitative Research Methods36
2Qualitative Research Methods36
3Dissertation Seminar36
4Teaching in Higher Education36
5Advanced Optimization Methods36
6Advanced Algorithms and Complexity Theory36
7Artificial Intelligence36
8Advanced Computer Architecture36
9ELECTIVESProgramming Languages and Compiler Design36
10Machine Learning36
11Security Engineering36
12Advanced Databases36
13Pattern Recognition36
14Computer Vision36
15Computational Biology and Bioinformatics36
16Advanced Software Engineering36
17Advanced Networking36
18Natural Language Processing36
19Advanced Distributed Computing36
20Computer Graphics36
21Image Processing36

Note: At least two elective courses from the list of electives must be taken for this concentration.

Program Structure:


Taught Curriculum → Comprehensive Exams → Ph.D. Candidate’s Status.

Year 2:

·         Research for thesis.

·         Preparation and presentation of papers in Conferences.

·         Preparation and publication of papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Year 3:

·         Research and writing-up of thesis.

·         Presentation of papers in Conferences.

·         Publication of papers in peer-reviewed journals.

 Graduation Requirements:

Besides certification in English min. at a C1 level.

  • Accumulation of 60 ECTS (30 American credits) spread in line with approved curricular core and concentration requirements with a grade and grade average of ≥ B (83%).
  • Pass in Comprehensive Exams.
  • Participation as first author of papers in three (3) subject-specific conferences (min. two in international conferences held in the western world) with a scientific committee that selects papers with scientific rigor aiming at publishing the conference’s proceedings in an indexed volume with an ISBN number.
  • Publication or acceptance for publication as first author of three papers in subject-specific peer-reviewed journals (min. two in known international journals of the western world) with an editorial board.
  • Submission, successful presentation and defence (viva) of doctoral thesis before the Council of Professors, the internal and external examiners.