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 Science (A.S.) 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 COD
|Equivalent courses at NIU|
|CHEMI 1551||Principles of Chemistry I||CHEM 210+212|
|CIS 2541||C++ Language Programming||CSCI 240 (major dept will need to adjust, inquire at orientation)|
|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||Statics||MEE 210|
|ENGIN 2202||Dynamics||MEE 211|
|ENGIN 2210||Circuit Analysis & Theory||ELE 210|
Courses in Humanities/Fine Arts and Social/Behavioral Science as required.
 Only A.A. and A.S. degrees satisfy NIU's general education requirements.
Social Science/Humanities Electives
It is recommended that two or three courses in Humanities/Social Sciences be taken at COD and the rest at NIU. 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.
Remaining classes to be taken at NIU's College of Engineering and Engineering Technology to earn a major in Mechanical Engineering with an Emphasis in Advanced Computing and Simulation.
|ELE 210U||Engineering Circuit Analysis Lab|
|COMS 100||Fundamentals of Oral Communication|
|ISYE 220||Engineering Economy|
|Statistics for Engineering|
|Introduction to Probability and Statistics|
|MEE 212||Strength of Materials|
|MEE 220||Mechanism Design|
|MEE 321||Mechanical Vibrations I|
|Dynamic Systems & Control I|
|Control Systems I|
|MEE 330||Materials Science|
|MEE 331||Manufacturing Processes|
|MEE 340||Fluid Mechanics|
|MEE 350||Engineering Thermodynamics|
|MEE 352||Heat Transfer|
|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 (With emphasis in advanced computing and simulation)|
|MEE 494||Mechanical Engineering Competency|
|UEET 101||Introduction to Engineering|
At least two of the following three courses: MEE 381, MEE 480, MEE 484.
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 480, MEE 484, MEE 490.
Group-B, Other electives: ISYE 430, ISYE 431, ISYE 439, ISYE 450, ISYE 451, TECH 344, TECH 345
Department of Mechanical Engineering
CEET EB 226
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115-2854
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For undergraduate application materials contact:
Office of Admissions
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115-2857
(800)892-3050 (toll-free in Illinois)
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 22nd Street
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 2012.