Elective Modules in UCD


Stage2+ Undergraduates can register to Electives when online registration opens in August 2019.

Stage 1 Undergraduates can register to a Spring Trimester Elective module in January 2020.

Elective Modules explained


Searching for and Selecting Elective modules

  1. When Online Registration opens for you, you can register to your Electives by going to the Electives page of Online Registration.
  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 an Elective module in Trimester 2 (Spring).
  2. 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.
  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. 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. Check your UCD Connect email for daily status updates on the Electives that you have chosen. Check your UCD Connect email on 7 September to see if you were successful in getting a place in your Elective module(s). If you get a place, the status will change to Confirmed and your credits will accumulate.
  4. 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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