College of Dupage and NIU CEET Transfer Guidelines 

B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering

The 2+2 Plan for Community College Students

The Department of Mechanical Engineering welcomes transfer students from Illinois community colleges. Students find it easy to continue their studies at NIU if they plan well. Therefore, following the course guidelines in this brochure while completing an Associate's in Engineering Science (AES) Degree is highly recommended [1].  Students should always work closely with their community college advisor. Please contact the Natural and Applied Sciences Division at the College of DuPage for more help in planning your academic career.

Courses at College of DuPage

Courses at COD

Equivalent courses at NIU

 CHEMI 1551

Principles of Chemistry I

CHEM 210+212

 CIS 2541      +              CIS 2542

C++ Language Programming

Advanced C++With Data Applications

CSCI 240 and CSCI 240

 ENGLI 1101

English Composition I

ENGL 103

 ENGLI 1102

English Composition II

ENGL 104

 MATH 2231

Calculus & Analytic Geometry I

MATH 229

 MATH 2232

Calculus & Analytic Geometry II

MATH 230

 MATH 2233

Calculus & Analytic Geometry III

MATH 232

 MATH 2270

Differential Equations

MATH 336

 PHYSI 2111

Physics for Science and Engineering I

PHYS 253

 PHYSI 2112

Physics for Science and Engineering II

PHYS 273

 ENGIN 1101

Engineering Graphics and Design

MEE 270

 ENGIN 2201


MEE 210

 ENGIN 2202


MEE 211

 ENGIN 2210

Circuit Analysis & Theory

ELE 210

 ENGIN 2203

Mechanics of Materials

MEE 212

 ENGIN 2205

Engineering Thermodynamics

MEE 350

 *SPEEC 1100

Fundamentals of Communication

COMS 100

Courses in Humanities/Fine Arts and Social/Behavioral Science as required.

[1] Only A.A. and A.S. degrees satisfy NIU's general education requirements.

*Satisfies NIU core competency requirement for Oral Communication


General Education Requirements

NIU's College of Engineering and Engineering Technology no longer requires sequences in Social Sciences and Humanities. Therefore, students only need to satisfy NIU's general education requirements.

When choosing general education/core competency courses please consult with your COD advisor, verify general education requirements in the NIU Undergraduate Catalog, and check the Community College Articulation Tables for transferability.

 Courses at NIU

Remaining classes to be taken at NIU's College of Engineering and Engineering Technology to earn a major in Mechanical Engineering.

 ELE 210U

 Engineering Circuit Analysis Lab

 ISYE 220

 Engineering Economy

 ISYE 335
 STAT 350

 Statistics for Engineering

 Introduction to Probability and Statistics

 MEE 320

 Mechanism Design and Analysis

 MEE 321

 Mechanical Vibrations I

 MEE 322
 ELE 380

 Dynamic Systems & Control I

 Control Systems I

 MEE 330

 Materials Science

 MEE 331

 Manufacturing Processes

 MEE 340

 Fluid Mechanics

 MEE 352

 Heat Transfer

 MEE 380
 MEE 381

 Computational Methods in Engineering Design

 Computational Methods and Programming in Engineering Design

 MEE 390

 Experimental Methods in Mechanical Engineering I

 MEE 430

 Computer Aided Design & Manufacturing

 MEE 452

 Design of Thermal Systems

 MEE 470

 Design of Machine Elements

 MEE 481

 Engineering Design Seminar

 MEE 482

 Senior Mechanical Engineering Design Project

 MEE 494

 Mechanical Engineering Competency

 UEET 101

 Introduction to Engineering

A total of three technical electives from Group-A and Group-B below with at least two from Group-A.
Group-A,  Design-oriented electives:  MEE 351, MEE 410, MEE 421, MEE 422, MEE 423, MEE 424, MEE 425, MEE 426, MEE 431, MEE 451, MEE 453, MEE 454, MEE 455,  MEE 480, MEE 484, MEE 490.
Group-B, Other electives: ISYE 430, ISYE 431, ISYE 439, ISYE 450, ISYE 451.

For More Information

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115-2854

Visit our Home Page. This site provides information on course descriptions, course syllabi, lab tours, faculty profiles, student organizations, suggested 4-year degree plan, other useful links, etc.

For undergraduate application materials contact:
Office of Admissions
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115-2857
(800)892-3050 (toll-free in Illinois)
or (815)753-0446

For more information on transfer programs at NIU contact:

Call (815) 753-0446 or (800) 892-3050 (toll free) and ask to speak with a Transfer Counselor.

For more information about the Engineering Transfer Program at College of DuPage contact:

College of DuPage
Natural and Applied Sciences Division
425 Fawell Boulevard
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599

Disclaimer: Although NIU attempts to accommodate the course requests of all students, some course offerings may be limited by financial, space, and staffing considerations, or may otherwise be unavailable. Nothing in this brochure may be construed to promise or guarantee registration in any course or course of study (whether required or elective), nor may anything be construed to promise or guarantee the completion of an academic program within a specific length of time. All degree requirements are subject to the provisions and notices in the NIU Undergraduate Catalog. Information in this brochure is valid through August 2014.