Elective Modules in UCD

First Year Undergraduates can select Elective modules in January 2020.  Stage 2+ Undergraduates can also make changes to your Spring modules. Dates for this are available on the  Key Dates web page.

Elective Modules explained


Searching for and Selecting Elective modules

  1. When Module Registration opens for you, you can register to your Electives by going to the Electives page.
  2. Most Stage 2+ students can select up to two Elective modules (10 Credits) per stage. There is also the possibility to take up to 10 extra Elective credits.
    When registering, have a look at the Credit Information box on the right hand side of the module registration pages to see how many credits, including how many Elective credits, you need to have.
  3. The Electives page will show all the Elective modules available. You can then use the filters on the left-hand side to narrow your search e.g. subject, trimester etc
  4. Read the module information by clicking on the module title (highlighted in blue). Make sure you read all the information about the module to make sure it's the right Elective module for you. Always read the information in Am I eligible to take this module? before making your decision.
  5. For full instructions take a look at the step by step guide to online registration.

Registering to Elective Modules

Stage 1 Undergraduates
  1. You can register to Electives in the Spring Trimester.
  2. If you want to take an Elective module, simply click Select Elective under it. Your choices will be recorded in the Electives Modules section of the Electives page.
  3. If you see Provisional beside an Elective choice it means that places for that module will be randomly allocated. Electives that are Provisional do not add up in the Credit Information box on the right hand side of the Electives page. If you get a place, the status will change to Confirmed and your credits will accumulate
Stage 2+ Undergraduates
  1. If you want an Elective module, simply click Select Elective under it. Your choices will be recorded in the Electives Modules section of the Electives page.
  2. If you see Provisional beside an Elective choice it means that places for that module will be randomly allocated on the weekend before lectures start. Electives that are Provisional do not add up in the Credit Information box on the right hand side of the Electives page. If you get a place, the status will change to Confirmed and your credits will accumulate.
  3. If you are repeating a programme with an undeclared major, e.g. Arts or Engineering Omnibus, you will be able to select modules that you may wish to study for your next stage on the Electives page.

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