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A total of 9 credit hours of engineering electives is required.
You must take at least five credit hours from Group 1.
At most one CX course can be taken as an engineering elective.
Course offerings change ‐ to have a course evaluated, see your advisor.
All Special Topics courses (4801/4803/4823, etc.) MUST be approved by your advisor. No SEMINARS may be used.
You must meet the pre‐requisite requirements for each course.
Some departments may only allow you to register during Phase II.
To satisfy Group 2 Engineering Elective credit, all Vertically-Integrated Projects (VIP) courses must be approved by the ISyE Associate Undergraduate Chair each semester, and at least three but no more than four credits of VIP coursework must be taken (typically, with the same project).
For a list of projects already approved or denied, please see the gold tab above: "Group 2 VIP Courses"
Upon completion of at least 3 credit hours of VIP with the same project, please contact your assigned academic advisor to have the credits moved to Engineering Electives Group 2.
It is very rare for any research (within ISyE or otherwise) to be approved as an Engineering Elective.
Please see below for a list of approved and denied VIP projects. If the project in which you are interested is not on this list, please submit the Course Substitution Form to request that we review it for consideration as a Group 2 Engineering Elective.
Agile Communication Architecture
AI-based Discovery and Innovation
Art + AI
Automated Algorithm Design
Diabetes and Chronic Disease Systems
GT Mobile STEM Lab
M.A.R.S Marsian Adv
Reinventing Mobility in Atlanta
Smart and Connected Bioelectronics
Smart City Infrastructure
Century Global Atlanta
Engineering for Social Innovation
Wellbeing and Mental health
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Industrial and Systems Engineering
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