Many engineering departments will enroll you in a restricted course on few conditions.

  1. There are available seats in the desired course. It is not possible to waitlist for any restricted engineering course.
  2. You meet all necessary course requisites.  For example if a course has a prerequisite of APPM 1360 or MATH 2300, you must have successfully completed one of those courses to be eligible for enrollment. Please note that some departments may require minimum GPAs or individual course grades in prerequisite coursework for enrollment in their restricted course(s).
  3. You accurately fill out all of the information in the course request forms below.

Students who are not currently rostered in the College of Engineering who also have more than 60 credit hours completed at CU Boulder cannot request engineering courses.  Additionally, no courses at the 3000 level and above can be requested, unless you are enrolled in an engineering minor.

Each department manages enrollment for their own restricted courses (Mechanical Engineering manages all MCEN courses, Civil Engineering all CVEN courses, etc). Please review the instructions below carefully as they vary by department.

Courses that CANNOT be requested:

  • GEEN 1400, GEEN 2400, GEEN 3400 - Engineering Projects courses are restricted to students in the College of Engineering only.
  • ENES Courses - All ENES courses are restricted to College of Engineering students only.
  • APPM Courses - All APPM courses are open to any student on the CU campus and requests are not necessary.  Please register in Buff Portal.  

To request the courses listed below, please complete the online ASEN Course Request Form.
ASEN 1022 - Materials Science for Aerospace (spring and summer only)

To request the courses listed below, please complete the online AREN Course Request Form.
AREN 1027 – Engineering Drawing
AREN 1316 – Intro to Architectural Engineering (fall only)
AREN 2050 – Building Materials & Systems (fall only)
AREN 2110 – Thermodynamics
AREN 2120 – Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer (spring only)

NOTE:  Students will be enrolled on or after April 27, 2020, space permitting.

To request the courses listed below, please complete the online CHEN Course Request Form.

CHEN 1300 - Intro to Chemical Engineering (fall only)
CHEN 1201 – Gen Chem 1 for Engineers (Fall Only)
CHEN 1203 – Gen Chem 2 for Enginders (Spring Only)
CHEN 1211 - General Chemistry for Engineers
CHEM 1221 - Engineering General Chemistry Lab
CHEN 1310 - Intro to Engineering Computing

CHEN 2120 - Material & Energy Balances
CHEN 2810 - Biology for Engineers (Spring Only)

To request the courses listed below, please complete the online CVEN Course Request Form.
CVEN 1317 – Intro to Civil Engineering (fall only)
CVEN 2012 – Intro to Geomatics
CVEN 2121 – Analytical Mechanics 1/Statics

NOTE: Students will be enrolled on or after April 27, 2020, space permitting.

To request an override for CSCI classes, please complete the Computer Science Course Request Form.
Note: you must be logged into G-Suite with your CU credentials to complete this form; see the OIT Google Apps page for help.

To request the courses listed below, please complete the online ECEN Course Request Form.
ECEN 1310 - C Programming
ECEN 2310 - Programming with Mathematical Software
(co-requisite of ECEN 2250)
ECEN 2250 - Intro to Circuits and Electronics (co-requisite of ECEN 2310)
ECEN 2260 - Circuits as Systems
ECEN 2270 - Electronics Design Lab
ECEN 2350 - Digital Loigic
ECEN 2703 - Discrete Math for Computer Engineers
ECEN 2060 - Special Topics: Electronic/Semiconduct Dev Lab
ECEN 2440 - Applications of Embedded Systems

To request the courses listed below, please complete the online GEEN Course Request Form.
GEEN 1017 - CAD
GEEN 2851 - Statics for Engineers
 

To request access into ME courses, please complete the appropriate course request form. Please note, 1000-level courses will not be considered at this time.

Summer 2020: MCEN Course Request Form (Summer 2020)
Fall 2020: MCEN Course Request Form (Fall 2020)

To request ATLS courses, please consult with the TAM advisor during dop-in hours:

Mon 1-3, Wed 12-1, Thurs 10-11 |  Please sign up for an appointment in Buff Portal Advising

ATLS 1100 - Design Foundations**
ATLS 2000 - Meaning of Information Technology**
ATLS 2036 - Intro to Media Studies in the Humanities**
ATLS 2100 - Image
ATLS 2200 - Web
ATLS 2300 - Text

**Denotes courses that only apply to H/SS electives

When You Can Enroll

If you are given permission to enroll in a restricted engineering course, that enrollment will likely take place after your enrollment date/window has passed. Departments will always give their own students the opportunity to enroll in their courses first before allowing students outside their major/college access. The waiting period could be as short as a few days or as long as several weeks so please plan accordingly.  Students will always be notified via their Colorado.edu email address, so anyone requesting a course should check their official campus email regularly.