With the new ISyE curriculum available for UW Madison undergrads I am wondering what you feel the pros and cons are for each curriculum. I have the option to choose either and, even though the answer may vary for everyone’s unique situation, I would like to hear if you have any thoughts on why one is better over the other. Thanks!
Hi Gwynn great question! I personally am not opting to choose the new curriculum because I’m too far into the original curriculum, but here are my thoughts. I personally think it’s really cool that the new curriculum allows you to choose a focus area as it may help students to specify their interest before accepting a full time job. One thing I do like about the old curriculum is that ISYE 415 and 417 are required whereas they are offered as electives for the new curriculum. I really enjoyed these classes and felt that they were both important in diversifying my ISYE education. I think there are definitely pros and cons to both.