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The entering of students in the Department of Animal Production is through the system of National Examinations, mainly from the Technological and Practical Direction of the secondary education (Unified Lyceum).

In addition, a lower percentage of candidates enter from the Technical Professional Schools (TPS), mainly from the Department of Agriculture.


After the publication of the Presidential Order 227/95 in OSJ 130 (20.6.95), the duration of studies in the Department of Animal Production, School of Agricultural Technology, has been eight (8) semesters, since the spring semester of the academic year 1995-1996. The last semester is for practical training.

The graduates have the possibility to register to postgraduate studies of their specialization at Greek Universities or abroad.

Finally, the graduates of the Department of Animal Production, after examination, have the possibility to be admitted at Schools of Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine and Biology of the Universities of Greece.




According to their specialized scientific and technical knowledge, the graduates of the Department of Animal Production can be engaged either alone or in collaboration with other scientists in studying, researching and applying of technology, in modern and special fields of animal science and process of animal production, such as production, handling, marketing, preservation and conservation of animal products and feedstuffs, managing animal farm units, as well as protection and breeding livestock.

1. The graduates can work for the:

a. Production of animal products and breeding animals, as well as and fur animal farming.

b. Production and standardization of feed concentrates, supplements and premixes, control of feed concentrates for certifying the suitability of quality and nutritional status and the drafting of the reports.

c. Treatment of animal sperm and application of artificial insemination in artificial insemination centers.

d. Organization and operation of animal markets, slaughterhouses, meat markets and cold storage facilities for maintenance or freezing of animal products.

e. Organization of market for breeding animals, labour animals and other animals, as well as flocks of birds and bees, since their market is carried out with loans that are subsidized by government programs.

f. Market for animal products made by cooperative organizations, individuals, organizations or the government.

g. Programme sprays to eliminate animal diseases and systematic disinfection of storage areas for animal products made by the State, organizations or individuals.

h. Estimates and evaluations carried out in all kinds of animal production losses.

i. Sales of animal products, veterinary drugs, fodder tools and equipment, hormones, vitamins and other biological products.

j. Establishment and operation of stores of the types of marketing (d) and (i), as well as special laboratories and offices for specific activities relating to the Animal Development and Animal Production.

k. Elaboration and supervising in zootechnical projects for the establishment or the modernization of animal farms, livestock projects such as slaughterhouses, animal markets, flock markets and warehouses for animal products.

l. Make measurements and oversee the construction of livestock projects.

m. Any other activity that is related to the development of technology and demonstrably covered by the cognitive object of their specialization.

2. The graduates of the Department of Animal Production can develop across the administrative and technical hierarchy relatively to the fields of animal production. In addition, they may cover positions for executives, provided for by the law that applies in each case, for the operation of animal farms and enterprises and certifying the adequacy of animal products intended for consumption.

3. The graduates of the Department of Animal Production can enter the Register of Manufacturers’ Experience of the Ministry of Public Works for specific categories of work for zootechnical projects.

4. The graduates of the Department are employed at all levels of education and training in animal production according to applicable law. They can also be employed as research team members in the field of their specialization.

5. The graduates of the Department of Animal Production are qualified to exercise their profession in the context of these professional rights.



The duration of the undergraduate Curriculum in the Department of Animal Production is eight (8) semesters including practical training. During the seven (7) semesters, the Curriculum includes theoretical teaching, laboratory exercises, extra tutorials, seminars, educational visits to animal farms, research centres, factories producing animal feed, standardizing milk and other, as well as preparation of scientific work. The eighth (8th) semester includes Practical Training in the profession and the elaboration of the Diploma Thesis.

In the early semesters of study, General and Special Infrastructure Courses are taught offering general knowledge which, then, helps the student to deal with the specialized scientific and technological knowledge in the field of Animal Production.

The General Infrastructure Courses are: Applied Mathematics, Biochemistry, Informatics–Computing I and II, Man and Animal Production, Seminar, Biometry, Plant Science Technology, Agricultural Machines, Livestock Farming Accounting–Technical Economic Analysis, English–Zootechnical Terminology, and Common Agricultural Policy–European Union (Table 1).

The Special Infrastructure Courses are: Animal Anatomy, Veterinary Microbiology–Immunology, Animal Physiology, Animal Parasitology, Animal Nutrition I, Applied Pharmacology, Animal Pathology, Fodder Plants–Ranges, Animal Genetics, Animal Infectious Diseases and Hygiene, Animal Reproduction, and Animal Housing Constructions–Equipment (Table 2).

In the later semesters of study the Speciality Courses which are taught are: Organic Animal Farming, Animal Breeding, Inspection of Animal Products, Dairy Cattle Production, Poultry Production, Apiculture, Animal Nutrition II, Sheep and Goat Production, Pig Production, Meat Technology and Hygiene, and Milk Technology and Hygiene (Table 3).

All above courses are classified in two basic categories, the Compulsory (C) courses and the Compulsory Elective (CE) courses. The student has to choose a specific number of courses among the total number of the CE courses. There are also the Optional (O) courses, which give no European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits to the student, but are mentioned as additional knowledge on the student’s degree.

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