The IPPS leads to a post-graduate diploma of specialization (PDS).
The minimum duration of studies is at least three academic semesters and maximum duration of studies is 2 years since registration. The first two semesters are for courses and the third is devoted to the work on the Thesis, which is required for graduation. The Thesis topics are drawn from active research work performed by NTUA. Courses and Thesis credits sum up to 90 credits of the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).