University of Wisconsin Madison College of Engineering

Information for
current undergraduates


Academic programs


The department publishes curricula, future course offerings and other academic resources.


Curricula and handbooks

Curriculum effective Fall 2015 (INITIAL DRAFT COPY - curriculum
is correct, resources and informational updates will follow)

Curriculum effective Fall 2008, updated June 2014

College of Engineering Flow Charts for all Departments 

ISyE 415 pre registration form

ISyE Course Syllabi 

Advising, EGR classification

The general classification EGR is given to undergraduate students who have been admitted to the College of Engineering but are not yet affiliated with a degree-granting engineering department.

All EGR students receive academic advising through the Engineering General Resources (EGR) Office. We welcome you at any time to discuss a wide variety of topics.

Advising, ISyE departmental

The industrial and systems engineering department assists students who transfer from the EGR classification or from outside UW-Madison. For advising assistance, please contact Pam Peterson in the North Student Services office at

To schedule an advising appointment, please visit or stop by the Student Services office in 3182 Mechanical Engineering for assistance.


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Students discussing a poster as part of undergraduate Grand Challenges work.

Engineering Grand Challenges: Students explore ways engineering affects difficult societal problems worldwide. Photo: James C. Beal.

Career services

You're welcome to meet with Engineering Career Services staff for job search assistance. Join Engineering Career Services for access to job postings, resume referrals, and interviews. For more detailed information on career services, please go to page 23 of the undergraduate handbook.



Many ISyE students participate in organized programs in specific disciplines that lead to a certificate and a transcript notation indicating successful completion. Popular certificates for ISyE students

For more detailed information on certificates, please go to page 26 of the undergraduate handbook.



Apply for graduation in the My UW Student Center in the My Academics tab.


Research opportunities

Opportunities are available to undergraduates to prepare for advanced studies in engineering and other fields.



Scholarships in variable amounts are available to industrial and systems engineering undergraduate students and to Engineering General Resources (EGR) undergraduate students expecting to be admitted to the ISyE department for the term of the scholarship. Many awards are based on academic merit and not on financial need. Visit Scholarships@UW-Madison to find and apply for scholarships. For more detailed information on scholarships, please go to page 17 of the undergraduate handbook.


Student initiatives

Engineering students at UW-Madison can participate in more than 50 engineering-affiliated student organizations, most of which host outreach activities. A few student organizations are especially dedicated to community service. A full list of ISyE student organizations is on page 31 of the undergraduate handbook.


Alpha Pi Mu
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Institute of Industrial Engineers
Society of Manufacturing Engineers
Society of Women Engineers


Study abroad

Studying abroad offers valuable cross-cultural experiences and the opportunity to improve your language skills, learn to live and work in culturally diverse surroundings, and improve your value on the job market. International Academic Programs (IAP) offers over 150 study abroad programs to UW-Madison students across campus. See page 25 of the undergraduate handbook for more information.



The College of Engineering offers academic support services for industrial and systems engineering, physics, engineering mechanics, and other courses. Resources are available at the Undergraduate Learning Center for improving study skills and tutoring. For more detailed information on tutoring, please go to page 18 of the undergraduate handbook.