Engineering Secondary Field Description and Depth of Study
ESF courses allow IDE students the opportunity to focus on an area of interest in engineering or computing through the completion of twelve (12) credit hours. Students can choose their ESF from courses in a pre-determined concentration (see concentration areas listed below) or create their own ESF. The fundamental requirement for ESF courses is that they comprise twelve (12) credits hours offered in the College of Engineering and Computing and that nine of those credit hours be upper division courses within the college. Outside of that requirement, students who wish to create their own ESFs must submit to SUCCEED for approval a written application for the courses that they wish to use as their ESF. These ESF applications are typically approved, provided they meet the fundamental requirement referenced here, and are accompanied by a brief explanation that explains the following: (a) why the student chose those specific courses to fulfill their ESF requirements, (b) how the student arrived at this plan, and (c) how the student’s plan (i.e., the courses listed above) incorporates depth, coherence, and rigor.
- You are given the opportunity to complete an ESF through twelve (12) credit hours from one of the five pre-determined concentration areas below. Under each area is an electronic form to submit an ESF approval request within that concentration. Note that the list of courses within each concentration lists more than twelve (12) credit hours, so on the form students should indicate the twelve (12) credit hours that they select for their ESF.
- You may instead choose to create your own ESF if you choose not to select from one of the concentration areas below. To create your own ESF, you may select from different courses across the five concentration areas below, or other courses within the college. In creating your own ESF, be certain that your proposed ESF will incorporate depth, coherence, and rigor.
- ESF request forms should be submitted at least four should be submitted at least four weeks before students Fall or Spring advicing appointments.
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BELOW IS A LIST OF ALL THE ESFs CONTAINING THEIR COURSES, PRE-REQUISITES AND ESF APPROVAL FORMS