Academic Enrichment / Free Electives

Make sure you read the Academic Enrichment/Free Elective guidelines BEFORE submitting your Qualtrics survey.

 

  • Academic Enrichment is for 2012-2014, 2014-2016, 2016-2018 catalogs.
    • Students may select Academic Enrichment (AE) as an option for their Secondary Technical Core.
  • Free Electives is for the 2018-2020 catalog
    • Free Electives is required for all students in this catalog.
  • Both AE and Free Electives:
    • require 14 credit hours, including an advanced math/ basic science course
    • coursework can be selected from the Course Database
    • students can petition a course(s) that is NOT listed on the Course Database.

For students on Academic Enrichment:

  • Students must submit a Qualtrics Survey to select their AE coursework. Once students submit their Surveys, an ECE advisor will update their IDA degree audit.
  • Please see the Course Database for a list of pre-approved courses.
  • If students want to take a course that is not listed on the Course Database, they may petition a course (also done on the Qualtrics Survey). Students will be required to link the most recent course syllabus.The Undergraduate Faculty Advisor reviews the petitions.
  • Qualtrics Surveys must be submitted at least 12 months before graduation. Any requests for a course substitution/change can be submitted until the 12th class day of the graduating semester through the same Qualtrics Survey.

For students on Free Electives:

  • No qualtrics survey is required; the IDA degree audit will automatically pick up your courses. It is YOUR responsiblity to run your degree audit and check its accuracy
  • Please see the Course Database for a list of pre-approved courses.
  • If students want to take a course that is not listed on the Course Database, they may submit a petition (called "Free Electives Petition"- coming soon).Students will be required to link the most recent course syllabus. The Undergraduate Faculty Advisor reviews the petitions.

AE / Free Elective Info Sessions
Dr. Valvano (ECE Faculty Advisor) will be presenting information sessions. Get advice on which courses to choose or how to get petitions approved!
 
September 17, 2018 @ 2:00p.m. Location: EER 3.646
October 19, 2018 @ 3:00p.m. Location:EER 3.646

Submission Dates

AE Qualtrics surveys are accepted during the following dates only:

  • Fall 2018: September 5th - December 11th
  • Spring 2019: Janaury 25th - May 13th 

How to complete the AE Qualtrics Survey:

Step 1:

Declare your primary and secondary technical cores (include AE as your secondary).
Information and procedures about declaring technical cores here

Step 2:

Read through the pre-approved AE/Free Elective Course Database Other important tips:
  • Check for pre-requisites - You must meet all prerequisite and co-requisite requirements for the offering department.
  • Research how to enroll in courses in other departments as a non-major. Departments have different processes and procedures for this.
  • Plan ahead! Know when courses are offered. Some courses may be offered only once a year or every other year.
​Need suggestions for courses outside of ECE? Review the links at the bottom of this page.
 

Step 3:

Submit the Qualtrics Survey once you have selected your courses!

⇒⇒⇒ Qualtrics Survey Here

If you need sample/suggested themes, check out these below:

icon Audio Applications and Acoustics
icon Data Science and Mathematics
icon Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy
icon Medicine and Biotechnology
icon Sales and Marketing
icon Textiles and Apparel Design


Step 4: 

If you selected Software Engineering as your primary technical core, please review the following information:
  • Students must take EE 316 or EE 445L as a tech elective.
If you selected Data Science as your primary technical core, please review the following information:
  • Students must take EE 316 or EE 445S or EE 471C as a tech elective.

Need to update/change your AE coursework?

Re-submit the AE Qualtrics Survey to request the changes and update your new courses. This must be completed no later than the 12th class day of your graduating semester.

Need to petition a course that's NOT on the Course Database?

Review the guidelines on Course Petitions: icon AE/Free Elective Guidelines

If you're doing Academic Enrichment, you can petition via the same Qualtrics Survey. If you're under the Free Electives, you can petition with the "Free Elective Petition Form". Coming soon!

 


Please note that the courses within the programs listed in the links below ;are not guaranteed to be approved for Academic Enrichment. They are provided in order to give you ideas to use in preparing your application for Academic Enrichment. To register for non-EE courses, please contact those departments for instructions on how to register for courses as a non-major.
(May be eligible to use for AE if course is offered towards degree in that department)
  • Minors & Certificates (May be eligible to use for AE if course counts towards degree in offering department.)