At the Department of Civil Engineering, three programs of study have been implemented, from 1983-84 to 2001-02, from 2002-03 to 2008-09 and the current (2009-2015).
The structure of the current Undergraduate Curriculum, is related to the framework of the content of study, the training experience and the constant policy of upgrading the Civil Engineering Department. The requirements for the Undergraduate Curriculum, typeset by the coverage of each peak object, the strengthening of research activities and the pursuit of excellence in the expertise and the science of civil engineering. Furthermore, emphasis has been given in the practice of extroversion, through the development of educational and research cooperation at local and international level, so that the graduate has the safeguards and knowledge to obtain employment in the public or the private sector in Civil Engineering and to continue his studies at Postgraduate level in Greece or abroad.
A) With the establishment of the sequence of the courses of the A’ Sector (Architectural & Building Design), are made by students possible firstly the filing of knowledge of the areas of Geometry Level/Space and the Imaging Methods and secondly the integrated approach to issues concerning the basic architecture premeditation, of all building applications and the framework of building licensing for constructions. Additionally, with the introduction of new courses (Bioclimatic Constructions, Construction History) and the redesign of older (Architecture, Urban Planning) through the addition of workshops, the knowledge base of students is supplemented, harmonized with the new requirements of identification, analysis and design.
Β) By adding lessons of the B’ Sector (of Structural Design), such as Statics II and Statics III since 2007, students can face and solve any beam, such as static indeterminate beams or frames, solving them with Static or Dynamic analysis. In the course Design of Earthquake Resistant Structures, the student has the opportunity to study the seismic response of civil engineering structures, whether they are of reinforced concrete, steel or wood. The course Concrete III, gives the opportunity to acquire knowledge to solve and design in Bending or Shear loading and Loss assessment of applied force in Pre-stressed Reinforced Concrete elements at long span structures. In the context of the B’ Sector, the functioning of the laboratories of Reinforced Concrete, Quality Control and Technology of Construction Materials, Soil Mechanics and Foundation Design contributes to the consolidation of the theoretical knowledge, the practical experience and the development of educational and research skills of students in science in Civil Engineering.
C) The composition of courses, that are supported by the C’ Sector (Geotechnical and Economical Design) assists the educational work of specific cognitive areas of the A’ and B’ sector covering basic knowledge, such as: a) general knowledge courses – Mathematics, Physics and Environmental Chemistry, b) theoretical and practical training in issues in Materials Technology, Quality Control, Environmental Management and Surveying, c) presentation and analysis of management issues and resolving technical – economic issues arising in Civil Engineering projects.
The current curriculum has been harmonized, both in the relevant regulatory framework, and to developments in their subject areas, the proposals of teachers -as those expressed in numerous General Meetings-, taking into account issues of peak in the labor market and the guidelines of the Scientific Committee of STEF.
The current Curriculum (2009-2015) was approved by the decision 27/14.07.2009 of the Council of Piraeus University of Applied Sciences. It’s implementation began in the academic year 2009-10 only for the 1st winter and the 1st+2nd Spring semester. From 2010-11, the implementation of the Curriculum is total, with the completion of the assignment of the existing courses to those of the Curriculum of 2002-2008 and the older (1983-2001) by the Secretariat of the Department.