City Colleges of Chicago and NIU CEET Transfer Guidelines 
B.S. Degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering

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 City Colleges of Chicago for more help in planning your academic career.

Courses at City Colleges of Chicago

Courses at CCC

Equivalent courses at NIU

CIS 142

Introduction to C or C++ Landuage

CHEM 240 (major debt will need to adjust, inquire at orientation)

SPH 101 Fundamentals of Speech COMS 100

ENG 101

Compostition ENGL 103


ENG 102



ENG 104

MATH 207


Calculus & Analytic Geometry I


MATH 229


MATH 208


Calculus & Analytic Geometry II


MATH 230


MATH 209


Calculus & Analytic Geometry III


MATH 232


MATH 210


Differential Equations 


MATH 336




General Chemistry I


CHEM 210 + 212




Engineering Physics: Mechanics and Wave Motion


PHYS 253




Engineering Physics: Electricity and Magneticism


PHYS 273






MEE 210 (Major debt will need to substitute for MEE 209, inquire at orientation)

PHYSICS 216 Dynamics

MEE 211 (Major debt will need to substitute for MEE 209, inquire at orientation

ENGR 215 Electrical Circuit Analysis ELE 210 and ELE 210U
ENGR 131 Engineering Graphics and Intro to Design MEE 270

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

It is recommended that two or three courses in Humanitites/Social Sciences be taken at CCC 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 CCC 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.

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

ISYE 495

Senior Design Project

PSYC 102*

Introduction to Psychology

UEET 101

Introduction to Engineering

* Satisfies Social Science general education requirement for NIU.

 15 semester credit hours of Technical Electives

Choose at least 9 semester hours from non-required industrial and systems engineering courses at the 300 or 400 level.  The remaining 6 semester hours may be chosen from:   non-required industrial and systems engineering  300 or 400-level courses or any 300 or 400-level courses in electrical engineering or mechanical engineering except MEE 330 and MEE 331 or from the following ACCY 206, ACCY 207, ACCY 288, BIOS 311, COMS 302, COMS 361, ECON 301, ECON 361, ECON 386, MATH 240, MATH 360, MATH 380, MATH 434, MATH 435, MGMT 333, OMIS 351, OMIS 442, PSYC 345, PSYC 372, STAT 470, STAT 473, STAT 473A, STAT 474, STAT 478,. Other courses not shown in this list may be chosen with the consent of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. 

Admission to the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology at Northern Illinois University

A graduate of an Illinois public community college who has not previously attended Northern Illinois University and who has completed a bacacalaureate-oriented A.A., A.S., or A.A.T. will be admitted to NIU as long as space is available. The student will enter with junior standing and all NIU general education requirements will be considered complete if the student has the following qualifications prior to enrolling at NIU.

An Associate in Arts or an Associate in Science degree or an Associate in Arts in Teaching degree
At least a C average (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) as calculated by the community college
As least 60 semester hours of credit
Good standing at the last college attended

For More Information

Department of Industrial and 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.

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.