It is often possible to substitute courses for one or more of your degree requirements. You might need to transfer credit from a study abroad program, or may wish to substitute a more advanced version of a course in place of one of the listed requirements. In some cases there are good reasons to re-design a program with a slightly different focus.
It is important to obtain approval in advance for any course substitutions, since they are not automatic. If you would like to make a course substitution
- Discuss your plans with your concentration advisor . In some cases (such as transfer credits) your advisor may be able to approve the substitution. In this case, you can simply enter the substitute course into your program in ASK and your advisor will approve it.
- In some cases, your advisor may ask you to prepare a petition to the concentration committee. Your petition should explain the reason for the substitution, and, for degrees that are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET http://www.abet.org, show that your revised program is consistent with the educational objectives, outcomes, and credit hour requirements for your concentration. Your concentration advisor will submit the petition on your behalf. Approval is contingent on the majority vote of the committee.