Harper College 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 Engineering Science (AES) Degree is highly recommended [1].  Students should always work closely with their Harper College advisor 

 Courses at Harper College

Courses at Harper

Equivalent courses at NIU

CHM 121

General Chemistry I

CHEM 210+212

CSC 121         AND           CSC 122

Computer Science I

Computer Science ll

CSCI 240 +241

EGR 100

Introduction to Engineering

UEET 101

EGR 120

Engineering Graphics I (CAD)

MEE 270

EGR 210

Analytical Mechanics (Statics)

MEE 210

EGR 211

Analytical Mechanics (Dynamics)

MEE 211

EGR 260

Introduction to Circuits Analysis

ELE 210

ENG 101


ENGL 103

ENG 102


ENGL 104

MTH 200

Calculus w/Analytic Geometry I

MATH 229

MTH 201

Calculus w/Analytic Geometry II

MATH 230

MTH 202

Calculus w/Analytic Geometry III

MATH 232

MTH 212

Differential Equations

MATH 336

PHY 201

General Physics I - Mechanics

PHYS 253

PHY 202

General Physics II - Electricity and Magnetism

PHYS 273

*SPE 101

Fundamentals of Speech Communication

COMS 100

**ECO 211  OR       **ECO 212



ECON 260

ECON 261

**PSY 101

Introduction to Psychology

PSYC 102

Courses in Humanities & Fine Arts, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and World Cultures and Diversity as required.

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

**Satisfies Social Science general Education  requirement s for NIU

*Satisfies core competency requirement for oral communication

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 Harper 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.

ISYE 220

Engineering Economy

ISYE 250

Introduction to Lean Systems Engineering

ISYE 310

Work Measurement & Work Design

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 435

Experimental Design for Engineering

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

*Satisfies 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. 

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 about transfer programs at Harper contact:

Harper College

Academic Advising and Counseling
1200 West Algonquin Road
Building I, Room I117
Palatine IL 60067
Monday through Thursday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (847)925-6393

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.