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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 student may receive up to a maximum of 6 credit hours for:
    1. 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
    2. 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 that appears under Dr. Sari−Sarraf’s name.
    No more than 3 credit hours may be received during any one semester.
  • An eligible CMPE student may receive up to a maximum of 6 credit hours for:
    1. 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.
    2. One Senior Technical Elective in ECE: Completion of Project Lab II (i.e., ECE 3334) is a prerequisite. For this option, the eligible student will sign up for the off-campus section of ECE 4331 that appears under Dr. Sari−Sarraf’s name.
    Some CMPE catalog years do not have any place to count this ECE 4331 elective, so make sure that your catalog year has a place to put this course.
  • Extramural work assignment is defined as the student's significant involvement in a technical project under:
    1. A Co−op Assignment
    2. A Summer Internship
    3. 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.
  2. Register for the appropriate course.
  3. 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 1 week after the official First Day of Classes
Summer 2 N/A

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

  1. Upon the completion of your work assignment, turn in a final report.
  2. Give a final presentation.