Practical Exercise is an educational tool that combines educational theoretical knowledge with practice and is an attempt of first contact of students with their future profession. The program was implemented for the first time in the 1998-1999 academic year, and has continued since then in the context of the relevant EU-funded operational programs under the coordination of the University of Patras (since 2002) and the administration of the Practice Bureau of the University of Patras.
The Department of Mathematics enrolled in the academic year 2017-2018 the internship program as a free choice of the 7th or 8th semester under the code AL462. Successful completion of the Practice Exercise assigns the student 2 ECTS units and is listed in the Diploma Supplement. It does not receive a degree or recommends ECTS units in the ECTS units that are required to obtain the degree.
The content of the internship is related to applied objects practiced by public and private organizations throughout the range of mathematical activities. This greatly enables trainees to see and understand how these organizations work in practice and prepares them for their professional careers. In addition, the internship:
It complements TM's educational process with a course of purely practical knowledge gained on the field and can complement the knowledge of other courses.
It contributes to the further enhancement of the good public image of TM all over the country, through the presence of students and students who, as demonstrated by the formal and informal assessments of the exercise operators, are distinguished for their high cognitive and value level.
It maintains at a high level TM's accessibility to the living realities of the associated business sectors of the economy.
It creates the prospect of entering the labor market by controlling and defining trainees' flows to specific sectors that can absorb or "create" jobs.
The "Practice Exercise" course can be chosen by students who have completed at least the 4th year of their studies and have registered at least 90 ECTS by September 3rd. Following a decision of the Assembly, the selection is based on:
- the student's average score,
- the number of courses studied successfully by the student up to September of the 3rd year, and
- the year of study.
By way of exception, 10% of all posts will be given priority to Disabled People. The final classification (Grade of Grade, BK) of the candidates is based on the algorithm: BK = [0.6 × (M / 26) × 10 + 0.4 × MO] × 4 /E
M -> number of courses successfully examined by September 3rd year (weighting 60%),
MO -> average grade of successfully taught courses up to September 3rd (40% weighting)
E -> year of study (reduction rate for year of study from 4th to above).
All students and students are ranked according to the above classification and selected as many as those corresponding to the total of the offered positions, while the remaining / remaining are ranked as runners and runners. In the event of a tie, the student with the highest average mark (MS) is preceded by the courses he has successfully passed until September 3 rd.
For the Department of Mathematics the Associate Professor, Georgios Tsiatas, has the responsibility to coordinate the practice.