Carl Sandburg College and NIU CEET Transfer Guidelines 
B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering


Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering is a creative discipline that draws upon a number of basic sciences to design devices and products that benefit society. Mechanical Engineering studies the formulation, design, development, and control of systems and components involving solid mechanics, dynamics and controls, fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, manufacturing and the conversion of energy into useful work.


B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering at NIU

The curriculum is based on a strong foundation of fundamental courses in the pure sciences, engineering and professional courses. The curriculum also provides a background in the design, development, and application of both complete systems and individual system components in many different fields. This background is strengthened and integrated through application in a sequence of broad engineering design and laboratory courses. Additionally, professional technical report writing is emphasized in several courses. Computers are used extensively throughout the curriculum, with emphasis on interactive computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing. The department also has a significant amount of equipment for experimental investigations and has access to the university computer systems, both digital and analog. Ample opportunities are provided for professional development of students through participation in engineering society chapter activities, regional and national design contests, and visits to design exhibitions. The Cooperative/Internship program is also available to qualified students.


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 in Science (A.S.) Degree is highly recommended [1].  Students should always work closely with their community college advisor. Please contact the 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

ENG 101

Freshman Composition I

ENGL 103

ENG 102

Freshman Composition II

ENGL 104

MAT 240 Calculus with Analytic Geometry 1

 

MATH 229
MAT 241

Calculus with Analytic Geometry 2

MATH 230

MAT 242

Calculus with Analytic Geometry 3

MATH 232 
MAT 260 Differential Equations MATH 336
PHY 161 Engineering Physics 1 PHYS 253
PHY 162 Engineering Physics 2 PHYS 273

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.

 

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 CSC 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.

COMS 100

Fundamentals of Oral Communications

CSCI 240

Computer Programming in C++

MEE 210

Engineering Mechanics I

ELE 210

and

ELE 210U

Engineering Circuit Analysis

 

 

Engineering Circuit Laboratory Project

UEET 101

Introduction to Engineering

MEE 211

Engineering Mechanics II

MEE 212

Strength of Materials

MEE 270

Engineering Graphics

MEE 321

Mechanical Vibrations

MEE 322

Or

ELE 380

Dynamic Systems and Control I

 

Control Systems

MEE 330

Materials Science

MEE 331

Manufacturing Processes

MEE 340

Fluid Mechanics

MEE 350

Engineering Thermodynamics

MEE 352

Heat Transfer

MEE 380

Or

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 and 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

ISYE 220

Engineering Economy

STAT 350
OR

ISYE 335

Introduction to Probability and Statistics

Statistics for 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

For more information on the Department of Mechanical Engineering write or call:

Department of Mechanical Engineering
CEET EB 226
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115-2854
(815)753-9979

Visit our Homepage. 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 on transfer programs at Carl Sandburg College:

Transfer Center
Carl Sandburg College
2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.,
Galesburg, IL 61401, Live Map
Ph: 309-344-2518 · Fax: 309-344-1395

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 2014.