Carl Sandburg College and NIU CEET Transfer Guidelines 
B.S. Degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering
Emphasis 2. Manufacturing Systems

The 2+2 Plan for Community College Students

The Department of Industrial & Systems 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 Counseling & Transfer Center at Carl Sandburg College for more help in planning your academic career.

Courses at Carl Sandburg College

Courses at CSC

Equivalent courses 
at NIU

CHM 110

General Chemistry I

CHEM 210 +212

MTH 180

Fortran for Scientific Applications

CSCI 240 (not articulated at NIU, major will need to substitute. Inquire at orientation.)

ENG 101

English Composition I

ENGL 103

ENG 102

English Composition II

ENGL 104

MAT 240 Calculus with Analytic Geometry 1


MATH 229
ECON 201
ECON 202 
Principles or Macro Economics
Principles of Micro Economics 
ECON 261
ECON 260
**PSY 101 General Psychology I PSYC 102
MAT 241

Caluculus with Analytic Geometry 2

MATH 230

MAT 242

Calculus with Analytic Geometry 3

MATH 232 Not articulated at NIU (major debt will need to substitute. Inquire at orientation.)
MAT 260 Differential Equations MATH 336
PHY 161 Engineering Physics 1 PHYS 253
PHY 162 Engineering Physics 2 PHYS 273
SPE 120 Introduction to Public Speaking COMS 100 (Not articulated at NIU. Major dept will need to substitute. Inquire at orientation)

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


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 Carl Sandburg College 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 Industrial and Systems Engineering.

MEE 209

Engineering Mechanics: Statistics and Dynamics

ELE 210
ELE 210U 

Engineering Circuit Analysis
Engineering Circuit Laboratory Project

MEE 270

Engineering Graphics

ISYE 220

Engineering Economy

ISYE 250

Introduction to Lean Systems Engineering

ISYE 310

Work Measurement & Work Design

ISYE 334

Probability for Engineering

ISYE 335

Statistics for Engineering

ISYE 350

Principles of Manufacturing Processes

ISYE 370

Operations Research: Deterministic Models

ISYE 371

Operations Research: Probabilistic Models

ISYE 410

Human Factors Engineering

ISYE 430

Quality Control

ISYE 440

Production Planning & Control

ISYE 450

Lean Manufacturing Systems

ISYE 460

Facilities Planning & Design

ISYE 480

Simulation Modeling & Analysis

UEET 101

Introduction to Engineering

* Satisfies Social Science general education requirement for NIU.

19 semester credit hours of Technical Electives

ISYE 435


ISYE 431

Experimental Design for Engineering

Reliability Engineering

ISYE 439


MEE 422


MEE 425

Six Sigma Performance Excellence and Modern Problem Solving

Design of Robot Manipulators

Design of Mobile Robots

ISYE 453

Integrated Product and Process Design

ISYE 455


TECH 365

Manufacturing Metrology


ISYE 496

Manufacturing Systems Design

MEE 430


TECH 311


TECH 342


TECH 414

Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing

Computer-Aided Modeling

Manufacturing Component Design

Computer-Aided Machine Design

For More Information


Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering
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)
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 on transfer programs at Carl Sandburg College contact:

Carl Sandburg College
2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.
Galesburg, IL 61401

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 Undergraduate Catalog. Information in this brochure is valid through August 2012.