BME online topic reservations are to be made from the list of available topics. After topic selection week begins, as topics are reserved, check the remaining topics for availability. BME topics are posted on D2L.
- Only free topics (topics that have not been already reserved) can be reserved online.
- A topic may only be reserved by one team of four students. If the topic is not reserved by a team of four students, the reservation will be invalid.
- Each topic may only be reserved online ONCE.
- Once a team of four students has reserved a topic, they WILL NOT be permitted to change their selection.
- There are two types of FLCs: full-time and part time.
- An FLC may have as many topics available for reservation as they wish. BUT...
- A full-time FLC can supervise a MAXIMUM of 6 groups (this means that a maximum of 6 of this FLCs topics may be selected).
- A part-time FLC can supervise a MAXIMUM of 3 groups (this means that a maximum of 3 of this FLCs topics may be selected).
- Once the maximum number of topics for an FLC are selected; e.g. 6 topics for a full-time FLC, ALL REMAINING TOPICS (EVEN IF THE FLC HAS MORE THAN 6 TOPICS POSTED) WILL BE UNAVAILABLE FOR SELECTION.
- The BME 70A/B students who do not yet have a topic, will divide into teams of four students.
- During the reservation period each four-student team will make ONE submission with 3 topics, in order of preference.
- Everyday, at the end of the reservation period, the submissions will be processed and the results will be posted online (on this page) after 6PM, along with the remaining EDP topics available for selection on the following day.
- Any team unable to reserve any one of their three choices will make a new a submission on the following day with 3 new EDP topics chosen from the list of remaining topics in order of preference.
NOTE: If student groups do not make a topic selection by the end of the topic selection period (which will be posted on D2L) AND for any students who have not formed a group, the EDP course coordinator will randomly form groups out of the total remaining students (i.e. students from groups that did not participate in topic selection and students who do not have a group) and randomly assign them the remaining topics.
TABULATION OF RESULTS
At the end of each day, all submitted reservations will be shuffled to randomize the time of submission (meaning that a group that submits at 8:01 AM will have the same chance as one that submits at 3:59 PM) and will then be processed in three passes:
- PASS 1: all the first choices will be processed;
- PASS 2: teams not able to reserve a topic in the first pass, will have their second choice processed;
- PASS 3: teams not able to reserve a topic in the second pass, will have their third choice processed;
The results of the tabulating will be posted on this page by 6PM.
Any team that was unable to reserve any of their 3 choices, will make a new reservation submission on the following days with 3 new EDP topic choices, from the list of remaining topics.
TOPIC RESERVATION FORM
Each team of four students should only submit ONE reservation which must include:
- Full name and EE login ID of Student A;
- Full name and EE login ID of Student B;
- Full name and EE login ID of Student C;
- Full name and EE login ID of Student D;
- Three (3) EDP topic choices, in order of preference.