Texas Tech University

Class Credit Through Work Assignment

Introduction

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas Tech University has established a program through which eligible EE and CMPE students may receive course credit for their extramural work assignments. The governing rules and regulations for this program are as follows.

  • An eligible EE od CMPE student may receive up to a maximum of 6 credit hours for:
    • Project Lab V (ECE 4334):Completion of Project Lab III (i.e., ECE 3333) is a prerequisite. For this option, the eligible student will sign up for the off-campus section of ECE 4334.
    • One Senior Technical Elective in ECE: Completion of Project Lab II (i.e., ECE 3332) is a prerequisite. For this option, the eligible student will sign up for the off-campus section of ECE 4331.

No more than 3 credit hours may be received during any one semester.

 

  • Extramural work assignment is defined as the student's significant involvement in a technical project under:
    • A Co−op Assignment
    • A Summer Internship
    • Regular employment with a Local Company

Note that securing employment under any one of the above-mentioned scenarios is the sole responsibility of the student.

  • To receive credit under this program, you must complete each of the following requirements in the order they appear.

1. Notify the instructor of the course for which you wish to receive credit of your intention to receive credit for your work assignment. This is intended to ensure your eligibility. Include the following

  • Name and address of employer.
  • Semester in which you plan to work.
  • The following statement: "Having read the material on the website, I am eligible for this program and understand all of its requirements."

2. Forward instructor approval to the academic advisor in order to obtain a permit to register.

3. Register for the appropriate course.

4. E−mail a proposal in the form of a Word Document to the course instructor. Proposals must be turned in according to the schedule shown below.

Semester in which You Conduct Work Proposal Due Dates
Fall 2 weeks after the official First Day of Classes
Spring 2 weeks after the official First Day of Classes
Summer  1 week after the official First Day of Classes

After a review of your proposal, the instructor will contact you with appropriate comments and feedback.

5. Upon the completion of your work assignment, turn in a final written report.

6. Give an oral presentation.

 

Electrical & Computer Engineering