Carl Sandburg College and NIU CEET Transfer Guidelines 
B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering
Emphasis 1. Advanced Computing and Simulation


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 Science (A.S.) Degree is highly recommended (1).   Students should always work closely with their community college advisor. Please contact the Counseling 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
or
ECON 202 
Principles or Macro Economics
or
Principles of Micro Economics 
ECON 261
or
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 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 210+210U

Engineering Circuit Analysis + Lab

ISYE 220

Engineering Economy

ISYE 335
OR 
STAT 350

Statistics for Engineering

Introduction to Probability and Statistics

MEE 210

Engineering Mechanics I

MEE 211 Engineering Mechanics II
MEE 212 Strength of Materials
MEE 270 Engineering Graphics

MEE 321

Mechanical Vibrations I

MEE 322
OR 
ELE 380

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

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 & 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 480, MEE 484, MEE 490.
Group-B:  Other electives: ISYE 430, ISYE 431, ISYE 439, ISYE 450, ISYE 451, TECH 344, TECH 345.

Additionally for emphasis I: Advanced Computing Simulation

MEE 482C-Senior Mechanical Engineering Desigh Project, Emphasis in Computing and Simulation

At least 2 of the following 3:

MEE 381: Computational Methods and Programming in Engineering Design

MEE 480: Advanced Computing in Mechanical Engineering

 

 

 

 


For More Information

 

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

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 on transfer programs at Carl Sandburg College contact:

2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.
Galesburg, IL 61401
309-344-2518 

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.