Please see the below links for information on ESE courses:
**NOTE ON ESE 543-001, WON (Spring 2022): This course is currently listed as R 5:15-8:15pm, but the time will actually be M 3:30-6:30pm. This update will be reflected on Penn InTouch after Advance Registration.
In Spring 2022, the department is offering:
ESE 680-002 Introduction to Quantum Circuits (Prof. Anthony Sigillito)
Course description: Quantum information processing offers fundamentally new ways of computation based on physical interactions. This opens the door to new possibilities for secure communication, efficient simulation techniques, and computational speedups for a select range of problems. In this course, we will introduce some basic concepts in quantum mechanics in order to develop a circuit-based model for quantum computing. Using this framework, we will explore several of the key algorithms that have motivated the pursuit of large-scale quantum processors. We will discuss scalability and basic approaches to error correction. No prior knowledge of quantum mechanics is assumed, but students should be comfortable with linear algebra. Students will also gain hands-on experience in programming commercially available cloud-based quantum computers.
(Please stay tuned for more information on ESE 680-001, details TBA.)
Regular Course Registration (i.e. Course Selection Period, Add/Drop) for Spring 2022 Courses:
November 23, 2021 – January 25, 2022
**NOTE: ESE 505 (cross listed as MEAM 513) is managed by the MEAM department. Please see this page for MEAM permit/waitlist information.
If you need a permit and/or want to join the waitlist for an ESE course (Penn InTouch displays a message that says you need a permit and/or that the course is closed), please follow these steps:
- Fill out the Spring 2022 ESE Permit-Waitlist Request Form
- Submitting this form will let you either be considered for a permit (if there is room) and/or join the waitlist to be considered for a permit (if there are no available spots currently.)
- NOTE: “Available spots” is not the same thing as Penn InTouch showing the course as “open.” Even if it shows up as “open,” the course may already have a waitlist.
- After submitting a response, you will receive an automated summary email. Please review the entered information. If you find any mistakes, please fill out the form again.
- If we see multiple responses submitted by one student for the same course, we will assume you have been correcting information each time, and we will only process the most recently submitted response.
- If you would like to request permits for other ESE courses, please fill out the form once per additional course.
- Within 2-4 business days of submitting a form response, you will receive an email from ESE Data Coordinator Liana with a status update.
- If there are available spots in the course: You will receive an email letting you know that you have been issued an authorization on Penn InTouch. The email will then instruct you to register for the course on Penn InTouch yourself to complete the process. You should register for the course at your earliest convenience. Unused authorizations may expire after a certain amount of time.
- If there are NO available spots in the course: You will receive an email letting you know you are approved for the course, but that you have been added to the waitlist due to no available spots currently. We will update you if a spot becomes available. Please do NOT email asking for updates since we will contact you if there is a spot available for you.
- NOTE: “Available spots” is not the same thing as Penn InTouch showing the course as “open.” Even if it shows up as “open,” the course may already have a waitlist. Therefore, you may receive a notification that you have been added to the waitlist even if the course shows up as “open” on Penn InTouch.
- FURTHER INFO REQUESTED: Alternatively, you might receive an email requesting:
- Further information: We will let you know what further details are required. Please reply at your earliest convenience so we can communicate with the instructor to help them review your permit request.
- Further action: Usually this means there is a time conflict. You will be asked to resolve the time conflict (e.g. drop the conflicting course) and email back before permission may be issued.
- NOT APPROVED: However, not all permit requests will necessarily be approved, so you might receive an email with this status. For example, you may be told that you do not meet the prerequisites for the course. We may also ask you to provide further information if you still want to request the course again.
- NO PERMISSION REQUIRED: You may receive an email with this status if you should not need a permit for the course you requested. The email will let you know that you should be able to select the course on Penn InTouch yourself without needing permission. You may then reply to the email if Penn InTouch is still notifying you that you need permission to select the course.
- PENDING: You may receive an email with this status if we are still processing your request. We will let you know if any other information or action is needed from you. Otherwise, please be patient and we will contact you as soon as we have an update for you.
Permit Request Process FAQs
I didn't get into the ESE course I requested during Advance Registration, even though I had an authorization. What should I do now?
Please remember, authorizations issued during Advance Registration just allow your course request to be considered during Advance Registration (instead of automatically being dropped for not having permission), but authorizations do not guarantee that you will be enrolled. Even after receiving and using an authorization during Advance Registration, you may not be enrolled in a course if there are more interested students than available spots.
If you want to join the course waitlist, please fill out the ESE Permit-Waitlist form again (linked at the top of this page.)
I don't see the ESE course I want to request a permit for. What should I do?
Please email ESE Data Coordinator Liana (email@example.com) if you think an ESE course that requires a permit for you is missing from the list. If the course is not ESE (e.g. MEAM, CIS, etc.), please contact that department instead.
Can I email the instructor myself to request a permit? Will this help increase my chances of getting a permit?
Please do not contact the instructor to ask for a permit. After you fill out the form, we will contact the instructor ourselves as needed. If there is special context you would like to provide, please include it in the Additional Comments/Questions section at the end of the ESE Permit Request Form.
I have questions about the material/content of a course. Who should I contact?
You may contact the instructor with any questions about course material/content. However, please do not contact instructors with questions about permits or enrollment.
I am no longer interested in taking the course(s) I previously requested. How do I withdraw my permit request(s)?
Please email ESE Data Coordinator Liana (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your full name, 8-digit Penn ID number, and the relevant course number(s) and your permit request(s) will be marked withdrawn.
When will I know if I will receive a permit?
All permissions should be issued by the first few weeks of the semester, but may be up until the last day of regular Course Registration (Add/Drop) on January 25, 2022. We will contact you if there is a permit available to you.
Penn InTouch says the course is "open," so can I have a permit now?
If a course is showing up as “open” on Penn InTouch, but there is still a permit requirement listed on the course, we are admitting students using waitlist order. We will contact you if/when we reach your place on the waitlist and a spot is available for you.
How does the waitlist work?
Generally, the waitlist is chronological. However, we also consider priority for students who need it such as graduating students, etc.
We cannot guarantee how many students will be admitted off the waitlist as course enrollment fluctuates too much. Any permissions should be issued by the first few weeks of the semester, but may be up until the last day of regular Course Registration (Add/Drop) on January 25, 2022.
We will contact you if there is an update for you! No further steps are required from you unless we directly reach out to you requesting any information/action/etc.
How can I figure out what place I am on the waitlist for a specific course?
Please do not email asking what place you are on the waitlist. This information is too variable due to changing factors (e.g. students ahead of you on the waitlist may no longer want the course by the time their spot is reached, graduating students may receive priority, etc.)
We will contact you as soon as there is an update for you!