The profile of the new Department is harmonized and serves the modern, rapidly evolving trends in the broader areas of Information and Electronic Engineering. The undergraduate and postgraduate programs of studies as well as the whole scientific and research activity of the Department aim at integrating science and technology related to the design, development, implementation, management, maintenance and expansion/improvement of hardware and software systems, whether they are autonomous electronic and computing systems, or individual components of wider electronic and computing systems and/or electronic and computing equipment controlled systems.
In this regard, the interdisciplinary assimilation and combined acquisition of the above mentioned knowledge and skills by the student of the Department make him a highly capable and competitive graduate; they establish the structural elements that contribute to further development into a self-sufficient professional and/or researcher that will be able to adapt to evolution, know and act in the context of the interdisciplinary way, in which the hardware is harmonized and integrated with the software of modern and future electronic devices and systems.
Modern high-tech information and electronic systems integrate advanced hardware and software technologies in embedded blocks that interact with each other and with the environment, adapt, and combine to create turnkey products, flexible applications and personalized services. The combination of electrical circuits, analog and digital electronics, power circuits and embedded systems with data analytics and algorithmic processing, machine learning, artificial intelligence, automatic and intelligent control as well as the creation, transmission, management and security of information, drive the evolution of electronic systems and information technology. The design, development, utilization, management, standardization, quality testing and evaluation of such systems, devices and services, constitute the depth and breadth of knowledge, skills, competences and specialization of the typical graduate of the Information and Electronic Engineering Department.
The Information and Electronic Engineer graduate will be able to understand, respond as a professional or researcher, be actively involved and lead developments in new and future technologies, applications, systems and services such as the Internet of Things, Tactile Internet, Augmented Reality, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Information Security, Smart Grid, Robotics, Autonomous Vehicles, Software Defined Networks, New Generation Social and Telecommunication Networks (i.e., 5G), Cloud/Fog/Edge Computing technologies, Mobile and Cloud Computing, Biomedical technologies, etc.
Based on the above, the undergraduate program of studies comprises five Knowledge Areas (KA), as follows:
- Programming and Algorithms (PA)
- Electronics (EL)
- Communication and Networks (CN)
- Embedded – Computing Systems (ECS)
- Data Management – Artificial Intelligence
In addition, the Department offers the following two postgraduate programs (MSc):
- Web Intelligence
- Applied Electronic Systems