Degree in Agricultural Sciences, Biotechnology and Food Science

Structure and content

Our curriculum provides Science foundation courses (General and Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics), basic training in Agricultural Sciences (Anatomy and Physiology of Plants and Animals, Systematic Botany, Genetics, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Soil Science, Ecology and Environmental Management) and specialized scientific training in three directions: 

  • Crop Science and Technology
  • Animal and Dairy Science and Technology
  • Food Science and Technology

General and basic education received by all students of the Department, is mainly provided during the first three semesters of study and includes introductory modules in all three directions. The aim is that by the end of the third semester, students will have a comprehensive understanding of the Department's cognitive subjects, so that they can meet their future professional or educational goals. In the final year of studies, students of all directions, along with their modules of specialization, also attend modules in economics and management. At the same time, they complete their training by drafting a thesis in one of their subject areas, under the supervision of the Department;s staff.

In order to obtain a degree in the Department of Agricultural Sciences, Biotechnology, and Food Science, the acquisition of 242 European Credit Units (ECTS) within the ECTS system is required.

The requirements for obtaining a degree are summarized as follows:

Α. Common modules (1st to 3rd semester)

  • General bases in Natural Sciences: 27 ECTS
  • Basic education in Bio-Agricultural Sciences: 62 ECTS
  • Foreign language: 8 ECTS

Β. Specialization modules (4th to 8th semester)

  • Specialization modules: 96-102 ECTS*
  • Economic and management modules: 10 ECTS
  • Elective modules: 18-24 ECTS*
  • Practice (during Summer, between 3rd and 4th year): 5 ECTS
  • Dessertation/Thesis (4th year): 10 ECTS

*There are minor differences among the three directions

SEMESTER MODULES

*Prerequisite module 

Common Modules 

(1st, 2nd & 3rd Semester)*

1st Semester

2nd Semester

 

ECTS

 

ECTS

ABF 100 General and Inorganic Chemistry

6

ABF 104 Biochemistry

6

ABF 101 Organic Chemistry

6

ABF 105 Microbiology

6

ABF 102 Mathematics

4

ABF 106 Statistics/Biometry

4

ABF 103 Physics

5

ABF 107 Plant Systematics

5

ABF 110 Plant Morphology and Anatomy

5

ABF 150 Introd. to Food Science and Technology

5

LCE 101 English for ABF Ι

4

LCE 102 English for ABF ΙΙ

4

Total

30

Total

30

3rd Semester

 

 

ECTS

ABF 210 Genetics

5

ABF 211 Plant Physiology (*ABF 110)

6

ABF 212 Principles of Crop Production

5

ABF 220 Introduction to Geotechnical Sciences

3

ABF 230 Animal Biology

6

ABF 200 Ecology and Conservation of Biodiversity

5

Total

30

DIRECTION CROP SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

(4th - 8th Semester Modules)

 

4th Semester

 

ECTS

ABF 213 Soil Science and Plant Nutrition

5

ABF 214 Pomology (*ABF 212)

6

ABF 215 Agricultural Zoology and Nematology

5

ABF 216 Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

5

ABF 218 Agronomy (Field Crops)

5

ABF 219 Agrometeorology

4

Total

30

5th Semester

6th Semester

 

ECTS

 

ECTS

ABF 310 Plant Pathology

6

ABF 312 Agricultural Hydraulics - Irrigation

5

ABF 311 Vegetable Science (*ABF 212)

5

ABF 315 Viticulture

4

ABF 313 Plant Propagation and Nursery Production

4

ABF 318 Diseases of Crop Plants(*ABF 310)

6

ABF 314 Plant Breeding and Genetics (*ABF 210)

5

ABF 319 Greenhouse Technology and Hydroponics

5

ABF 317 Entomology and Acarology

6

ABF 320 Integrated Insect and Mite Management (*ABF 317)

5

ABF 330 Animal Nutrition and Feeding

5

ABF 336 Animal Breeding (*ABF 210)

4

Total

31

Total

29

ABF 390 Practical Training (Summer Session) 5 ECTS

7th Semester

8th Semester

 

ECTS

 

ECTS

ABF 411Weed Science

5

ABF 414 Agr. Mach. and Animal Husbandry Equip.

5

ABF 412 Pesticide Science

6

ABF 415 Postharvest Physiology and Technology (*ABF 211)

4

ABF 413 Sustainable Agriculture/Animal Husbandry

4

ABF 470  Principles of Economics and Management

4

ABF 416 Floriculture and Landscape Architecture

5

ABF 471 Agricultural Economics and Policy

6

Limited Elective Module (see table below)*

5

ABF 490 Bachelor's Thesis

10

Free Elective Module**

6

 

 

Σύνολο

31

Σύνολο

29

*Table: Limited Elective Modules (Direction Crop Science and Technology)

Module

ECTS

ABF 252 Food Quality and Management (*ABF 150)

5

ABF 332  Apiculture and Honey Technology

5

ABF 417  Aromatic, Medicinal and Forage Plants

5

** Students can select modules from the other two Directions of the programme, modules from the Language Center, and other free elective modules from other Departments of the University.

DIRECTION FOOD SCIENCE AND THCHNOLOGY

(Modules 4th - 8th Semester)

 

4th Semester

 

ECTS

ABF 216 Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

5

ABF 219 Agrometeorology

4

ABF 250 Food Packaging

5

ABF 251 Food Process Engineering (*ABF 150)

5

ABF 253 Food Chemistry

5

ABF 356 Food Safety and Quality

5

Total

29

5th Semester

6th Semester

 

ECTS

 

ECTS

ABF 252 Food Quality and Management (*ABF 150)

5

ABF 315 Viticulture

4

ABF 351 Food Biotechnology

6

ABF 333 Feed Science and Technology

4

ABF 352 Human Nutrition and Health

4

ABF 334 Dairy and Meat Production (Ruminants) (*ABF 230)

5

ABF 354 Physicochemical Analysis of Foods

5

ABF 350 Oenology

5

ABF 355 Food Microbiology (*AFB 105)

6

ABF 353 Dairy Science and Technology

6

Free Elective Module **

4

ABF 358 Animal-origin Food Science and Techn.

6

Total

30

Total

30

ABF 390 Practical Training (Summer Session) 5 ECTS

7th Semester

8th Semester

 

ECTS

 

ECTS

ABF 335 Zoonoses and Food Crises

5

ABF 415 Postharvest Physiology and Technology (*ABF 211)

4

ABF 431Meat and Egg Production (Monogastric) (*ABF 230)

5

ABF 454 Agro-industrial & Livestock Waste Manag.

6

ABF 450 Plant-origin Food Science and Technology

6

ABF 470  Principles of Economics and Management

4

ABF 457 Functional foods

4

ABF 471 Agricultural Economics and Policy

6

ABF 459 Science and Technology of Dairy Products (*ABF 353)

6

ABF 490 Bachelor's Thesis

10

Limited Elective Module (see table below)*

5

 

 

Total

31

Total

30

*Table: Limited Elective Modules (Direction Food Science and Technology)

Module

ECTS

ABF 332 Apiculture and Honey Technology

5

ABF 417 Aromatic, Medicinal and Forage Plants

5

** Students can select modules from the other two Directions of the programme, modules from the Language Center, and other free elective modules from other Departments of the University.

DIRECTION ANIMAL AND DIARY SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

(Modules 4th - 8th Semester)

 

4th Semester

 

ECTS

ABF 215 Agricultural Zoology and Nematology

5

ABF 216  Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

5

ABF 218 Agronomy (Field Crops)

5

ABF 219  Agrometeorology

4

ABF 253 Food Chemistry

5

ABF 356 Food Safety and Quality

5

Total

29

5th Semester

6th Semester

 

ECTS

 

ECTS

ABF 252 Food Quality and Management (*ABF 150)

5

ABF 333 Feed Science and Technology

4

ABF 330 Animal Nutrition and Feeding

5

ABF 334 Dairy and Meat Production (Ruminants) (*ABF 230)

5

ABF 352 Human Nutrition and Health

4

ABF 336  Animal Breeding (*ABF 210)

4

ABF 355 Food Microbiology(*ABF 105)

6

ABF 353 Dairy Science and Technology

6

Limited Elective Module (see table below)*

5

ABF 358 Animal-origin Food Science and Techn.

6

Free Elective Module (see table below)**

5

ABF 251 Food Process Engineering (*ABF 150)

5

Total

30

Total

30

ABF 390 Practical Training (Summer Session) 5 ECTS

7th Semester

8th Semester

 

ECTS

 

ECTS

ABF 335 Zoonoses and Food Crises

5

ABF 414 Agr. Mach. and Animal Husbandry Equip.

5

ABF 413 Sustainable Agriculture/Animal Husbandry

4

ABF 454 Agro-industrial & Livestock Waste Manag.

6

ABF 417 Aromatic, Medicinal and Forage Plants

5

ABF 470  Principles of Economics and Management

4

ABF 431 Meat and Egg Production (Monogastric) (*ABF 230)

5

ABF 471 Agricultural Economics and Policy

6

ABF 459 Science and Technology of Dairy Products (*ABF 353)

6

ABF 490 Bachelor's Thesis

10

Limited Elective Module (see table below)*

5

 

 

Total

30

Total

31

*Table: Limited Elective Modules (Dirction Animal and Diary Science and Technology)

Module

ECTS

ABF 332 Apiculture and Honey Technology

5

ABF 435 Animal Diseases

5

** Students can select modules from the other two Directions of the programme, modules from the Language Center, and other free elective modules from other Departments of the University.

ENTRANCE EXAMS (NATIONAL EXAMS - COURSES)

TABLE 14 

COMPULSORY (3)

ELECTIVE (1)

  1. New Greek
  2. Biology
  3. Mathematics 
  • Physics or
  • Chemistry or
  • Computer Science
  • Design and Technology or Technoly Techn.Sch. (Th.Dir.) 

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