Course Transfer or Exemption

If you have previous work experience, have completed relevant coursework at another institution, or are a member of the military, you may be eligible for a transfer credit or exemption. Before applying for any of these credits, please review the eligibility information below.  Apply with care: no re-takes.

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College Transfer Credits

Transfer credit may be granted when a previous college-level course work meets the learning objectives of EDNS 151 or 251.  Course work used for EDNS 151 exemptions can not be used toward EDNS 251 exemptions.  You must submit two separate applications listing work done in two separate courses.

Application Steps:

  1. Please review the course Learning Outcomes for EDNS 151 and EDNS 251 before applying for a transfer.
  2. Gather all supporting documentation needed before starting the application:
    • Syllabus (If you do not have a course syllabus, please contact your previous institution to obtain a copy)
    • Prototype photos
    • Written reports
    • PowerPoint, presentations, etc
  3. Use SPECIFIC examples, and be sure to highlight YOUR role in team projects.

Note: Submitting applications without sufficient supporting documentation may lead to us rejecting your application.

You will receive an e-mail confirming whether your transfer has been granted.  Applications take two to four weeks to process.

APPLY HERE

Full-Time Work Experience Exemptions

An Exemption may be granted when a student has a minimum of 3-4 years of full-time work experience in industry that satisfies the EDNS 151 and 251 or learning objectives – note that internship experience does not apply. An exemption from EDNS 251 does not automatically grant you a transfer or exemption from EDNS 151.  You must apply separately for EDNS 151 and 251 exemptions.

Application Steps:

  1. Please review the EDNS 151 or EDNS 251 Learning Outcomes before applying for an exemption.
  2. Gather supporting documentation you might need before starting the application.
    • Resume (required)
    • Written reports
    • Photos
    • Presentations
  3. Use SPECIFIC examples, and be sure to highlight YOUR role in team efforts.

Note: Submitting applications without sufficient supporting documentation may lead to a rejected application. You will receive an e-mail confirming whether your transfer has been granted.  Applications take two to four weeks to process.

APPLY HERE

Military Exemptions & Transfer Credits

Military vets may be eligible to apply Joint Services Transcript credits towards the three credit hour EDSN 151 and/or EDSN251. Veterans ranked E4 and above can automatically seek approval for EDNS151 by submitting their DD214. Those seeking credit for EDSN251 or transfer credit who are ranked lower than E4 are welcomed to apply for transfer credit. Please see processes below. Your application will be assessed based on how well your military experience meets the learning objectives of each course. An exemption from EDNS 251 does not automatically grant you a transfer or exemption from EDNS 151.  You must apply separately for EDNS 151 and 251 exemptions.

Application Steps for Those Ranked Below E4 or Applying for EDSN 215 Credit:

  1. Please review the EDNS 151 or EDNS 251 Learning Outcomes before applying for exemption.
  2. Gather any supporting documentation you might need before starting the application
    • DD 214 (required)
    • Resume (required)
    • Written reports
    • Photos of projects
    • Presentations
  3. Use SPECIFIC examples, and be sure to highlight YOUR role in team efforts.

 

IF YOU ARE BELOW E4 RANK, APPLY HERE

 

Application Steps for Those Ranked E4 and Above Seeking EDSN151 Credit:

  1. Submit your DD 214 in an email explaining your requests to Leslie Light

  We understand that due to the classification of military operations documentation or specific details cannot always be provided.  We do not need specific information just a general sense of the work you have done.  Note: Submitting applications without sufficient supporting documentation may lead to a rejected application. You will receive an e-mail confirming whether your transfer has been granted.  Applications take two to four weeks to process assuming the application is complete upon submission.

Extensive High School Engineering Coursework

While we feel there is value in taking a college-level introductory design course for everyone regardless of prior experience, course substitution credit for EDNS151 may be granted when a student has extensive K-12 engineering/design experience that satisfies the EDNS 151 learning objectives. No exemptions will be made for EDNS 251. At this time, Mines does not accept high school work for college credit. 

Successful applicants can retrieve course substitution college credit from an upper level design course, including:

  • EDNS251 equivalent, if the students department doesn’t require it, or
  • A 3-credit-hour course which includes defining or solving open-ended problems, user-centered design, and/or testing and experimental iteration cycles:
    • EDNS301 Human Centered Problem Definition
    • EDNS401 Projects for People
    • EGBN360 Intro to Entrepreneurship
    • EBGN 566 Hacking for Defense
    • Alternates that fulfill the requirements stated above may be available with prior approval.
  • Work will not be accepted for consideration in lieu of EDNS151:
    • Independent studies
    • Summer internship experience

 

Application Steps:

  1. Please review the EDNS 151 Learning Outcomes before applying for exemption.
  2. Gather supporting documentation you might need before starting the application.
    • Syllabi for relevant courses and programs
    • Written reports
    • Photos
    • Presentations
  3. Use SPECIFIC examples, and be sure to highlight YOUR role in team projects.

Note: Submitting applications without sufficient supporting documentation may lead to a rejected application. You will receive an e-mail confirming whether your transfer has been granted.  Applications take two to four weeks to process.

APPLY HERE