Planning Your Schedule

  • Print the chart below (click for the PDF file) and cross-out all the courses that you have already taken or are currently taking.  The remaining are the courses that you have to take and an approximate order to take them.  Generally, you should take courses with less prerequisites and/or co-requisites before those with more
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  • There have been a number of changes to the prerequisite/co-requisite requirements for our courses. Generally, we do not recommend taking courses without meeting the new requirements because courses are taught according the new requirements in order to be competitive with our peer institutions. When you do not meet the new requirements, you may not be as well prepared as those who do and, consequently, be at a disadvantage when doing assignments and taking quizzes and exams. On the other hand, to avoid delay in graduation for those who enrolled in ISE prior to Spring 2013, you may wish to petition to take courses based on the requirements in the catalog for the year when you first enrolled in our curriculum.  (Students who enrolled in ISE during Spring 2013 or afterward must adhere to the current requirements.) For example, you may want to submit a general petition to do the following:
    • Take ESI 4356: DSS while taking ESI 4312: OR1 as a co-requisite instead of a prerequisite.
    • Take ESI 4357: Web DSS while taking ESI 4312: OR1 as a co-requisite instead of a prerequisite.
    • Take ESI 4532: Simulation while taking ESI 4313: OR2 as a co-requisite instead of a prerequisite.
    • Take EIN 4343: Inventory and Supply Chains while taking ESI 4313: OR2 as a co-requisite instead of a prerequisite.
    • Take ESI 4221C: Quality Control while taking STA 4322: Intro. to Statistics as a co-requisite instead of a prerequisite.
  • If a course appears on the list of pre-approved technical or general electives (see the technical and general electives page), then it is not necessary to submit a technical and general elective petition in order to use the course to satisfy our requirements for technical and general electives.