Master's Degree in "Upgrading of Buildings". Pathways: a) Structural Upgrading of Buildings b) Energy Upgrading of Buildings. Department of Civil Engineering Educators & Department of Mechanical Engineering Educators. School of Pedagogical and Technological Education (ASPETE).


The subject of the Interdepartmental Programme of Postgraduate Studies (IPPS) is the postgraduate teaching and research on subjects of applied technologies for the static support, restoration, and energy upgrading of buildings at a European and national scale, as well as on the respective institutional tools and procedures for their application. The purpose of the present IPPS is for the graduates of the Departments of Educator Civil Engineers and Educator Mechanical Engineers or of University and Technical Educational Institute Departments of relevant academic content, to acquire knowledge and skills on issues concerning the technologies for the reinforcement, restoration, and energy upgrading of buildings, with the purpose of creating a specialised scientific workforce who shall be able (a) to immediately enter the labour market and cover the increased demand for professionals observed internationally for this field, both in the private sector (designs for reinforcements, restoration, and energy upgrading of buildings), as well as in the wider public sector (officers in agencies, provision of specialised knowhow as special scientists, in consulting services, auditing bodies, certifications, etc.), (b) work in the Secondary Technological Education (with updated knowledge) and (c) work in research programmes and continue further with postgraduate studies.

Further Information

Department of Educator Civil Engineers in collaboration with the Department of Educator Mechanical Engineers.
School of Pedagogical and Technological Education (ASPETE).
This is a single title, granted in common by both institutions.

"During studies, the postgraduate students are obliged to attend and successfully pass the examinations of postgraduate courses and prepare a postgraduate dissertation. In order to obtain the Postgraduate Diploma, it is necessary to attend and pass the examination for ten (10) courses. During the 1st and 2nd semester, students are obliged to attend and successfully pass courses that refer to thirty (30) ECTS credits per semester of studies, six (6) compulsory core courses, common for both directions in the 1st semester, and four (4) direction compulsory courses during the 2nd semester. During the 3rd semester, the students must prepare a postgraduate dissertation, which amounts to thirty (30) ECTS credits. In order to acquire the Postgraduate Diploma, ninety (90) credits are required.
1st Semester - Core Courses (compulsory)
1. Regulatory Framework (KANEPE, Eurocode 8 part III, EN 1504, ISO 50001, EN 16247…) - 5
2. Energy Performance of Buildings and Technologies of the Energy Upgrading of Buildings - 5
3. Financial Analysis for the Upgrading of Buildings - 5
4. Modern Approaches to Project Management - 5
5. Environmental Performance of Buildings - 5
6. Research Methodology - 5
TOTAL - 30
2nd Semester - Direction Courses for Structural Upgrading (compulsory)
1. Building Pathology - 5
2. Assessment of Current Strength & Strategy for building redesign - 7.5
3. Technologies and Materials for Interventions - 7.5
4. Repairs and Reinforcements of Structural and Architectural Elements - 10
TOTAL - 30
2nd Semester - Direction Courses for Energy Upgrading (compulsory)
1. Passive Shell Systems - 5
2. Solar Thermal Systems and Photovoltaic Systems for the Energy Upgrading of Buildings - 10
3. Geothermic Systems for Heating Water and Air-Conditioning - Area Heating - 5
4. Energy Saving in Buildings: Design, Operation, Maintenance of electromechanical facilities - 10
TOTAL - 30
3rd Semester - ECTS Credits
Postgraduate Dissertation - 30

Total ECTS Credits: 90

Relation To Employment

Holders of qualifications that belong to this type may work either as self-employed or in positions of responsibility in companies and organizations in the private or in the public sector.


Access to this type of qualification have those who hold a Bachelor Degree (level 6). The selection of graduate students is mainly based on the following criteria: the overall grade of the Bachelor Degree, the grades in undergraduate courses that are relevant with the subjects of the Master’s program, the performance in thesis, where is foreseen at the undergraduate level and any research activity of the candidate. The detailed application of the above mentioned criteria, the definition of additional criteria or the conducting of examinations and interviews, the results of which are taken into account in the selection, are determined by decision of the relevant Department.
Holders of such qualifications gain access to study programmes at the same level or at level 8.

Ways To Aquire

Qualifications of this type are acquired via formal education.