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Trinity Elective preference selections - Opening July 12th at 12pm


Student making a choice

Trinity electives are 5 credit stand alone modules outside of the core curriculum introduced as part of the Trinity Education reforms.

Further information on Trinity Electives is available on https://www.tcd.ie/trinity-electives/.

Details of how and when to choose Trinity Electives is detailed below.

Undergraduate student Trinity Elective preference selection for academic year 2021/22

Trinity Elective preference selection will open on July 12th 2021 at 12pm and will stay open until the July 18th at 12am.
Not all cohorts of students will have access at the same time. It may open later in the week for your course.

You will receive an email when the Trinity Elective preference selection taks will become available for your course.

Please watch out for the social media posts. You will also receive an email once the preference selection task is open. You can also check back here for updates.

How to use the Trinity Elective preference task is outlined in the quickguide.

Trinity Elective preference selection is not first come first served, it does not matter when you make your preference selection just that it is before closing on the 18th of July at 12am.
Once the selection window closes, an algorithm will run and assign as many first choice preferences as possible!
You will be notified of your allocation on the 21st of July.

Please note students can only enroll on Two Trinity Elective Modules during their undergraduate degree.

 

The table below provides details on if modules are compulsary or optional for your course and if you have to choose a Trinity Elective in Semester 1, Semester 2 or both.

If you are unsure what route you are on. This is shown in your student record on my.tcd.ie. Please see the screenshot below.

Trinity Electives for incoming Senior Fresh students in the academic year 2021/22

All incoming Senior Fresh students who selected a pathway with Trinity Electives should take a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 2 Trinity Electives EXCEPT for the pathways (Routes) listed below.

Route Name Year Optional or Compulsory Number of TE's Semester
Middle Eastern EU Languages Cultures (Columbia) Single Pathway 2 Compulsory Take 1 Semester 1
Middle Eastern and European Languages and Cultures Single Pathway 2 Compulsory Take 1 Any semester
Engineering with Management Single Pathway 2 Compulsory Take 1 Semester 2
Engineering Single Pathway 2 Compulsory Take 1 Semester 2
All BESS & PPES pathways  2 Compulsory Take 2 Any semester
Theoretical Physics Single Pathway 2 Compulsory Take 2 Any semester
Law Single Pathway (Single honors) 2 Compulsory Take 2 Any semester
Human Health and Disease Single Pathway 2 Compulsory Take 2 Any semester
Philosophy Single Pathway 2 Compulsory Take 2 Any semester
Deaf Studies Single Pathway 2 Compulsary Take 1 Any semester
Sociology and Social Policy Single Pathway   2 Compulsary Take 1 Any semester
Global Business 2 Optional Take max 2 Any semester

 

Trinity Electives for incoming Junior Sophister students in the academic year 2021/22

All incoming Junior Sophister students who selected a pathway with Trinity Electives should take a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 2 Trinity Electives EXCEPT for the pathways (Routes) listed below.

Students who have already taken the maximum allocation of two Trinity Electives in Senior Fresh year, cannot take any further Trinity Electives.

*Take max 2: This refers to the maximum amount of Trinity electives a student can take in JS year. If a student has already taken one Trinity elective in SF year, then they can only take 1 Trinity elective in JS year.

Route Name Year Optional or Compulsory Number of TE's Semester
History Single Honors 3 Optional Take max 2 Any Semester
Law Single Honors 3 Optional Take max 2 Any Semester
Ancient History and Archaeology 3 Optional Take max 2 Any Semester
Classics 3 Optional Take max 2 Any Semester
Deaf Studies Single Pathway 3 Optional Take max 1 Any Semester
Law Single Honors 3 Optional Take max 2 Any Semester
Mathematics Single Pathway 3 Optional Take max 2 Any Semester
Psychology Single Pathway 3 Optional Take max 2 Any Semester
Sociology and Social Policy Single Pathway 3 Compulsary Take 1 Any Semester
Computer Science Single Pathway 3 Compulsory Take 2 Any Semester
Engineering with Management Single Pathway 3 Compulsory Take 1 Semester 2
Chemistry 3 Compulsory Take 1 Semester 1
Chemistry with Molecular Modelling 3 Compulsory Take 1 Semester 1
Medicinal Chemistry 3 Compulsory Take 1 Semester 1
Nanoscience 3 Compulsory Take 1 Semester 1
Nanoscience Single Pathway 3 Compulsory Take 1 Semester 1
Bioengineering 3 Compulsory Take 1 Semester 1
Computer Engineering 3 Compulsory Take 1 Semester 1
Civil Structural and Environmental Engineering 3 Compulsory Take 1 Semester 1
Electronic and Computer Engineering 3 Compulsory Take 1 Semester 1
Electronic Engineering 3 Compulsory Take 1 Semester 1
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering 3 Compulsory Take 1 Semester 2

Students will be notified of Trinity Elective allocation on the 21st of July.

Students with reassessments or deferred examinations will make their trinity electives selections together with open, core and optional modules following the release of the examination results. Exact date to be advised.