Heartland Community 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 community college advisor. Please contact the Counseling & Transfer Center at Heartland Community College for more help in planning your academic career.


Courses at Heartland Community College

Courses at HCC

Equivalent courses at NIU

 CHEM 161

General Chemistry I

CHEM 210+212

 CSCI 221+130+131

C++ Programming

CSCI 240+241

 EGR 121

Engineering Graphics

MEE 270

 EGR 271

Engineering Mechanics: Statics

MEE 210

 ENGR 272

Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics

MEE 211

 ENG 101

Composition I

ENGL 103

 ENG 102

Composition II

ENGL 104

 Math 161

Calculus I

MATH 229

 Math 162

Calculus II

MATH 230

 Math 163

Calculus III

MATH 232

 Math 272

Differential Equations

MATH 336

 PHY 171

Engineering Physics

PHYS 253

 PHY 172

Engineering Physics

PHYS 273

 PHYS 173

Fluids and Thermal Physics

Not required for ISYE major

(Not articulated for NIU, see department for substitution at orientation)

 PHYS 174

Quantum Physics

PHYS 283 (not required for ISYE major)

(Not articulated for NIU see department for substitution at orientation)

 PSY 101

Introduction to Psychology

PSYC 102

 ECON 101**            OR                      ECON 102**

Principles of Microeconomics

Principles of Macroeconomics

ECON 260

ECON 261

 *COMM 101

Introduction to Oral Communication

COMS 100

Courses in Humanities and Fine Arts & Social and Behavioral Science as required.

*Satisfies NIU core competency requirement for oral communication.

**Satisfies Social Science general Education requirement for NIU

[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 HCC 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 Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering:

 ELE 210    OR        TECH 175  AND    TECH 175A

Engineering Circuit Analysis

Electricity and Electronics Fundamentals

Electricity and Electronics Fundamentals Laboratory

 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

 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 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

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

Apply on-line at: http://www.admissions.niu.edu/admissions/

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 2014.