Registration 2014 Module Places

As part of your registration you will be choosing Option and Elective modules (if relevant). However, you may find that you cannot always get into a module that you want. The reasons for this and advice on what to do if you have been unsuccessful in getting a place on a preferred module can be found below:

Where possible, additional places on previously full modules will be released daily, Mon-Fri at 3.00pm during the registration period and listed here so bookmark this page and check it regularly for updates.

Module Code Module Title Type of places for release
Module places for release Thursday August 28 3.00PM
MEEN40630 Biomaterials Core/Option
ARCT10010 Architectural Design I Core/Option
ARCT10020 Architectural Design II Core/Option
ARCT10030 Architecture & its Environment Core/Option
ARCT10040 Intro. to Building Envelope Core/Option
ARCT10120 Into Practice Core/Option, Elective
ARCT20010 Architectural Design III Core/Option
ARCT20020 The Indoor Environment Core/Option
ARCT20100 Building Frames and Skins Core/Option
ARCT40190 Professional Studies II Core/Option
ARCT40590 Masters Design Option Core/Option
ARCT40610 MArch Dissertation Core/Option
ARCT40740 MArch - Making Is Thinking Core/Option
ARCT40850 Architecture Or Society Core/Option
LARC10110 Understanding Landscape I Core/Option
CHEN20060 Transport Phenomena Core/Option
CHEN40010 Environmental Engineering Core/Option
BMGT10060 Introduction to Management Core/Option
FIN30200 Econometrics of Financial Mark Core/Option
HRM30020 European IR and HRM In programme
MKT30140 Marketing Negotiations Core/Option, In programme
BCHN10200 Contemporary Chinese Society Core/Option
Module places for release Wednesday August 27 3.00PM
LING20020 Phonology 2 Core/Option
LING20080 Meaning 2 Core/Option
LING20090 Sociolinguistics 2 Core/Option
LING30080 Phonology 3 Core/Option
NEUR30060 Sensory Neuroscience Core/Option
FR20020 French Language II a Core/Option
FR20040 French Language II b Core/Option
FR20050 Intro to Enlightenment (18thc) Core/Option
COMP30040 Networks and Internet Systems In programme
LAW20170 Company Law 2 In programme
Module places for release Tuesday August 26 3.00PM
GEOG30380 Transforming Cities Core/Option
MUS30260 Philosophy of Music Core/Option
MUS30500 Music and Film Core/Option
MEEN30030 Design II In programme
LAW20090 Company law 1 In programme
ANSC20020 Animal Nutrition I Core/Option
CPSC20020 Fundamentals of Arable Crop Production Core/Option
Module places for release Monday August 25 3.00PM
STAT20110 Probability Theory Core/Option
CPSC20030 Principles of Crop Science Core/Option
SOC30080 Health, Illness and Society Core/Option
SLL30040 Lit &Culture in Span & Port Core/Option
SPAN20150 Spanish to English Translation Core/Option
ARCH20070 Environmental Archaeology Core/Option
FR20050 Intro to Enlightenment (18thc) Core/Option
FR20080 2nd language acquisition Core/Option
FR20020 French Language II a Core/Option
PHYC20020 Introductory Quantum Mechanics In programme
IS20010 Advanced Information Skills Core/Option
IS30320 Current Trends Social Comp Core/Option
BMGT20110 Family Business In programme
BMGT30130 Global Industry Analysis Core/Option
FIN30190 Behavioural Finance Core/Option
HRM20020 Industrial Relations Core/Option
HRM30020 European IR and HRM In programme
PHIL20070 Phil of Being Core/Option
MEEN20010 Mechanics of Fluids I In programme
MEEN20050 Heat Transfer In programme
IR30070 An Ghaeilge ar an Scáileán Core/Option
Module places for release Thursday August 21 3.00PM
PHAR30080 Drugs used in CNS diseases Core/Option
MUS31090 UCD Seminar in Musicology 3 Core/Option
BMGT30290 Applied International Bus Proj Core/Option
FIN30190 Behavioural Finance Core/Option
HRM30060 Gender Equality and Diversity Core/Option
MIS30110 Computational Modelling Busine Core/Option
LAW30610 Commercial Law Core/Option
GEOG30390 Environmental Management Core/Option
GEOG30440 Creative Destruction Core/Option
LAW30690 Advocacy and Mooting Core/Option
Module places for release Wednesday 20 August 3.00PM
LAW30400 Matrimonial Law&Reliefs Core/Option
LAW30450 Family&Child Law Core/Option
MUS31130 The Piano Concerto Core/Option
LAW30450 Family&Child Law Core/Option
MUS30030 African-American Religious Music Core/Option
MUS30500 Music and Film Core/Option
ARCH20530 Christian Islamic Viking Core/Option
ARCH20540 Celtic & Mediterranean Europe Core/Option
ARCH30100 Supervised Research Project Core/Option
ARCH30340 Human Osteology Core/Option
ARCH30500 Experiment Arch & Ancient Tech Core/Option
ARCH30530 Early Medieval Europe Core/Option
SLL30040 Lit &Culture in Span & Port Core/Option
SPAN30010 Spanish Language III a Core/Option
SPAN30020 Spanish Language III b Core/Option
SPAN30070 Latin American Literature II Core/Option
Module places for release Monday 18 August 3.00PM
GEOG 30300 Social/Population Geography Core/Option
Module places for release Thursday 14 August 3.00PM
LAW 10400 Business Law I General Elective and In-Programme Elective

Why can’t I get a place on my preferred module?

There are three possible reasons. 

No places left in the module:

  • A module that has no available core/option places will be listed as full on the Core/Options page of the online registration application.
  • Modules that do not have either in-programme or general elective places available will not appear on the Electives page.

For more information on the capacity of a module, click here.

The module clashes with something else on your timetable:

  • You may be prevented from registering to a module if it clashes with any element (e.g. lecture, tutorial, practical, etc) of another module to which you are already registered. The system will prevent you from registering to the clashing module and inform you of the clash.
  • If this occurs, you may be able to select an alternative offering of either module and avoid the time-clash.

 You may not be eligible to take the module:

  • You may be prevented from registering to a module because you have not taken another module which is a pre-requisite requirement.
  • You may also be blocked from registering because you are not currently taking a co-requisite module which must be taken in conjunction with the module you want.
  • You may be blocked from registering to a module because you are also registered to, or have already been registered to, an incompatible module, the content of which is too similar to the module you want.
In each of these cases, the system will prevent you from registering to the clashing module and inform you of the reason.

What is ‘Module Capacity’?

A module’s capacity is the total number of students who can be accommodated within the module. Every module has its own fixed capacity determined by factors such as room capacity, staff/resources available to support it, the requirement to keep to a given staff/student ratio etc. 

Each module’s capacity is set by the School responsible for its delivery and is divided into four categories:

  • Programme (i.e. Core/Option) Places
  • General Elective Places
  • In-Programme Elective Places
  • International Places

These places are frequently revisited and, where possible, amended to meet demand.

Does UCD try to ensure that there are enough places?

Yes. Throughout the registration period, Registry staff actively monitor module capacity relative to demand and work with Schools to ensure that as many students as possible can get places on their preferred modules. 

What can I do if I’ve been unsuccessful in getting a place on a preferred module?

The best advice is to immediately go for a place on an alternative module, bearing in mind that you can change your module registration until registration closes. However, there are a number of ways you may still be able to get a place on your preferred module:

  • Try to get an alternative type of place. Module capacity is divided into four categories. Just because one of these categories is full does not mean that there are no places remaining on the module. If, for example, you have been unable to get a place on one of your options through the Core/Options tab, you may still be able to get an In-Programme or General elective place.
  • Regularly check here. Where possible, additional places on previously full modules will be made available at 3.00pm every weekday during the Registration season. The modules affected will be listed on this page so bookmark it and check back regularly for updates.
  • Keep trying! Places often become available as other students change their minds and drop/swap modules - particularly in the first week or two after lectures begin.