Program outline [2022-2023]

New in the Program for 2022-23: The program for 2022-23 is similar to that of the previous year 2021-22. The only difference is that the course HCI211 Brain-Computer Interaction will be taught for the first time.

General Rules: All courses correspond to a load of 6 ECTS each. The students are required to successfully complete 5 courses per academic semester for semesters 1 and 2 and the Master Thesis in semester 3 (90 ECTS total).

Click on each course’s title to see the corresponding web page with course material. A list of links to all course web pages is also available.


1st Semester

1st Semester – compulsory courses

HCI101 Cognitive Ergonomics

Nicolas Marmaras, Professor, NTUA, School of Mechanical Engineering

Dimitrios Nathanael, Assistant Professor, NTUA, School of Mechanical Engineering

Christos Fidas, Assistant Professor, University of Patras, Dpt. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

HCI102 Research Methods

Michalis Xenos, Professor, University of Patras, Dpt. of Computer Engineering & Informatics

1st Semester – electives

HCI103 Interactive Technologies

Nikolaos Avouris, Professor, University of Patras, Dpt. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Irene Mavrommati, Associate Professor, Hellenic Open University, School of Applied Arts

Christos Sintoris, Teaching and Research Associate, University of Patras, Dpt. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

HCI104 Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality

Konstantinos Moustakas, Professor, University of Patras, Dpt. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

HCI105 Artificial Intelligence

Konstantinos Moustakas, Professor, University of Patras, Dpt. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Kyriakos Sgarbas, Associate Professor, University of Patras, Dpt. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Pavlos Peppas, Professor, University of Patras, Dpt. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

HCI106 Collaboration Technologies*

*. The course will not be offered in Academic Year 2022-23

Nikos Karacapilidis, Professor, University of Patras, Dpt. of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics

HCI109 Information Visualization

Konstantinos Chorianopoulos, Assistant Professor, Ionian University, Dpt. of Informatics

HCI110 Software Quality

Michalis Xenos, Professor, University of Patras, Dpt. of Computer Engineering & Informatics

HCI1xx Other elective courses

Up to two elective courses that are offered in other Masters Programs of the University of Patras


2nd Semester

2nd Semester – compulsory courses

HCI201 Design and Evaluation of Interactive Systems

Michalis Xenos, Professor, University of Patras, Dpt. of Computer Engineering & Informatics

Maria Rigou, Assistant Professor, Dpt. of Management Science and Technology

2nd Semester – electives

HCI202 Design of Web Applications

Nikolaos Avouris, Professor, University of Patras, Dpt. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Christos Sintoris, Teaching and Research Associate, University of Patras, Dpt. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

HCI203 Speech and Natural Language Processing

Nikos Fakotakis, Professor, University of Patras, Dpt. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Kyriakos Sgarbas, Associate Professor, University of Patras, Dpt. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

HCI205 Ubiquitous Computing*

* The course will be taught during 2022-23 by dr. Elias Dritsas

Christos Fidas, Assistant Professor, University of Patras, Dpt. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Andreas Komninos, Assistant Professor, University of Patras, Dpt. of Computer Engineering & Informatics

HCI206 Creative Design Lab

Irene Mavrommati, Associate Professor, Hellenic Open University, School of Applied Arts

HCI207 Front End Web Programming *

* The course will be taught during 2022-23 by dr. Elias Dritsas

Nikolaos Avouris, Professor, University of Patras, Dpt. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Christos Sintoris, Teaching and Research Associate, University of Patras, Dpt. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

HCI208 Design of Location-based applications

Nikolaos Avouris, Professor, University of Patras, Dpt. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Christos Sintoris, Teaching and Research Associate, University of Patras, Dpt. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

HCI209 Introduction to Human-Robot Interaction

Michalis Xenos, Professor, University of Patras, Dpt. of Computer Engineering & Informatics

Evangelos Dermatas, Associate Professor, , Dpt. of Computer Engineering & Informatics

Andreas Komninos, Assistant Professor, University of Patras, Dpt. of Computer Engineering & Informatics

HCI210 Statistical Methods in Human-Computer Interaction

Sophia Daskalaki, Assistant Professor, University of Patras, Dpt. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Sonia Malefaki, Assistant Professor, University of Patras, Dpt. of Mechanical and Aeronautics Engineering

HCI211 Human-Brain Interaction

Christos Fidas, Assistant Professor, University of Patras, Dpt. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Andreas Komninos, Assistant Professor, University of Patras, Dpt. of Computer Engineering & Informatics

HCI2xx Other elective courses

Up to two elective courses that are offered in other Masters Programs of the University of Patras


3rd Semester

HCI301 Master Thesis

The Master Thesis is undertaken during the third semester of studies, under the supervision of one of the faculty members of participating departments. A list of areas of research will be announced. Students will be encouraged to do part of their thesis work in industry or collaborating institutions in Greece or abroad. The Thesis is presented publicly and examined and approved by a three-member examination board, chaired by the Thesis supervisor.


Academic calendar 2022-23

The academic calendar, as announced by the University of Patras is as follows:

1st (winter) semester

classes between 3rd October 2022 and 13th January 2023

2nd (spring) semester

classes between 20 February 2023 and 2 June 2023

Last day for exams/Master Thesis presentation:

  • September exams period: 30th September 2022
  • February exams period: 17 February 2023
  • June exams period: 30 June 2023

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