Master’s Degree in "Digital Systems and Services". Directions: "e-Learning" / "Network-Oriented Information Systems" / "Digital Communications and Networks" Department of Digital Systems. School of Information and Communication Technologies. University of Piraeus.


Direction of E-Learning
- Design of user computer interaction systems.
- Core concepts, roles and products of educational design.
- Technologies for the development of applications and the description of data in the internet.
- Development, application, and evaluation of e-learning environments.
- Use of digital systems for the support and management of digital learning and education.
- Conduct of a training programme for e-Educators within the context of e-learning.
- Specification of needs and learning practices for adults, as well as analysis of bodies, institutions, financing, and policies of lifelong learning.

- Design, implementation and evaluation of user-friendliness of software, multimedia and hypermedia interfaces, evaluation of interactive systems.
- Formulation of educational modules and phases using different models of educational design.
- Development of applications in the internet using HTML, CSS and XML, as well as description of data in the semantic web (RDF) and of the creation of RDF dictionaries.
- Development of digital systems for the search for and recovery of digital educational content and its tagging with educational metadata.
- Design, application and evaluation of the conceptual context for an applied training programme for e-Educators.
- Analysis and formulation of content interaction in different stages of material creation for the purposes of lifelong learning (from the stage of analysis to evaluation and preservation).

- Development of hypermedia applications of general and specific purposes (e.g. systems for electronic learning and social networking applications).
- Evaluation of technological tools for the support of educational design, with the purpose of designing and documenting educational scenarios.
- Application and evaluation of tools, methodologies, and best practices with the purpose of supporting learning and teaching.
- Application of didactic models in environments of electronic learning and of didactic approaches for the implementation and evaluation of solutions in e-learning environments.
- Development of digital courses, organisation and management of digital classes and digital educational programmes.
- Application / implementation of training programme for e-Educators.
- Design, development and evaluation of techniques and tools for the development of quality programmes of lifelong learning, using modern teaching methods for adults (e.g. virtual learning communities).

Direction of Network-Oriented Information Systems
- Specification, implementation, measurement, evaluation, and improvement of operational processes from end to end.
- Management of operational processes.
- Management of information, realization or improvement of procedures, interoperability of systems, use of suitable digital technology.
- Service-oriented architectures and technologies.
- Methodologies and technologies for managing data.
- Concepts, technologies and architectures of computer clouds.
- Techniques, systems and platforms for the effective management and analysis of large scale data.
- Governance of IT systems.

- Management of workflows, process mining, analysis and improvement of processes.
- Utilisation of software solutions for the management of business processes.
- Development of IT systems for simulated real environments.
- Database design, query processing and modern data management architectures.
- Development and execution of applications in computer clouds.
- Design and development of applications based on the position of mobile terminals.
- Escalating, effectiveness, and tolerance to mistakes in the complete lifecycle of large scale data.
- Analysis of real governance cases in modern IT systems.

- Reorganisation of business processes and total quality management.
- Recording, analysis, modelling, evaluation, improvement, redesign, simulation, and management of business processes.
- Development of systems with the use of modern procedure-oriented and service-oriented technologies.
- Analysis, design, and development of service-oriented architectures and applications.
- Development of effective systems and services in database environments, analysis of data, and exporting of useful information.
- Installation and management of computer and storage clouds using cutting edge technologies and tools.
- Implementation, customization, and improvement of relevant applications of mobile computing.
- Management of large scale data using algorithms and data analysis methods.

Direction of Digital Communications and Networks
- Design of pairings for ground-based and satellite systems.
- Programming of network applications for mobile devices.
- Methodologies and technologies for the design and management of computer networks.
- Technologies characterizing the future internet.
- Broadband technologies and networks.
- Technologies of wireless broadband networks, such as the future WiFi and 5G technologies.
- Principles of operation, architectures and technologies of wireless communication networks.
- Architecture and design of integrated systems and applications.
- Technologies, protocols, and architectures in the field of infrastructures for the future internet.

- Management of resources (issues of multiple access) and interference with physical layer techniques.
- Technologies regarding antennas, the electromagnetic transmission, and satellite communication networks.
- Development / implementation of network applications.
- Management of computer networks: architectural, operating and IT models, communication models.
- Transmission and processing of basic band signal, issues of natural level, multiple access and network architecture.
- Techniques of multiple antennas, management of radio resources, time scheduling of packages, mobility management.
- Design of systems and integration of the operating system in special architectures.
- Creation of infrastructures of calculative and storage clouds.

- Analysis of applications and design of pairings.
- Development of applications for mobile devices.
- Design of computer networks using software and modern management platforms.
- Analysis and evaluation of design selections of networks of mobile communications.
- Development of drivers for network devices and system performance evaluations.
- Design of systems and implementation of advance applications of integrated systems.
- Management of virtual and software-defined networks.
- Development and execution of applications in the future internet (Internet of Things and computer clouds).

Further Information

The objectives of the Postgraduate Studies Programme "Digital Systems and Services" are summarised as follows:
- Provision of modern scientific high level knowledge on the cognitive subjects of the PSP.
- Advancement of the basic, applied and technological scientific research.
- Close connection of the programmes of studies with the actual needs of businesses, organisations, the economy and of the society in general.
- Creation of suitable organising infrastructure enforcing the collaboration with the respective domestic and foreign PSPs.
- Scientific preparation and specialisation of executives for the needs of the public and private sector.
- Preparation of scientists for doctoral postgraduate studies.

Relation To Employment

The acquisition of a postgraduate title from direction "e-Learning" ensures pedagogical and teaching competence, as per article 2, par. 3, verse D of law 3848/2010 and article 36, par. 22 of law 4186/2013.


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.