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

Equivalent courses at NIU

CIS 142+242

Introduction to C or C++Language

CSCI 240


Fundamentals of Speech Communications

COMS 100



ENGL 103

English 102


ENGL 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 Magnetism

PHYS 273



MEE 210




ENGR 215

Electrical Circuit Analysis

ELE 210 and ELE 210U

ENGR 131

Engineering Graphics and Intro to Design

MEE 270

**ECON 201


**ECON 202

Principles of Economics l


Principles of Economics ll

ECON 260


ECON 261

**PSYCH 201

General Psychology


**Satisfies Social Science General Education Requirements for NIU

*Satisfies NIU core competency requirements for oral communication

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 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 and 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 Factories Engineering

ISYE 430

Quality Control

ISYE 440

Production Planning and Control

ISYE 450

Integrated Manufacturing Systems

ISYE 460

Facilities Planning and Design

ISYE 480

Simulation Modeling and Analysis

ISYE 495

Senior Design Project

UEET 101

Introduction to Engineering

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 levels. 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

Illinois Public Community College Graduates 

A graduate of an Illinois public community college who has not previously attended Northern Illinois University and who has completed a baccalaureate-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 NIU Undergraduate Catalog. Information in this brochure is valid through August 2014.