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


 CSCI 130

Computer Science I
AND Computer Science II
AND C++ Programming

(only CSCI 240 is required for ISYE)

 ENGR 110

Engineering Graphics

MEE 270

 ENGR 271

Engineering Mechanics: Statics

MEE 210

 ENGR 272

Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics

MEE 211

 **ENGL 101

Critical Reading & Writing

ENGL 103

 **ENGL 102

Multimodal Composition

ENGL 203

 MATH 161

Calculus I

MATH 229

 MATH 162

Calculus II

MATH 230

 MATH 163

Calculus III

MATH 232

 MATH 272

Differential Equations

MATH 336

 PHYS 171


PHYS 253

 PHYS 172

Electricity & Magnetism

PHYS 273

 ***PSY 101

Introduction to Psychology

PSYC 102

 ECON 101***
 OR ECON 102***

Principles of Microeconomics
OR Principles of Macroeconomics

ECON 260

 *COMM 101

Introduction to Oral Communication

COMS 100

*Satisfies NIU Foundational Oral Communication Requirement
**Satisfies NIU Foundational Studies Writing Requirement
***Satisfies NIU Society and Culture Knowledge Domain Requirement

[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 ("knowledge domain") 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, MATH 439, MGMT 333, OMIS 351, OMIS 442, PSYC 345, PSYC 372, STAT 470, STAT 473, STAT 473A, STAT 474, STAT 478. 

For More Information

Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115-2854
(815) 753-1269

Visit our Home Page. This site provides information on course descriptions, course syllabi, lab tours, faculty profiles, student organizations, suggested four-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:
Call (815) 753-0446 or (800) 892-3050 (toll free) and ask to speak with a Transfer Counselor.

For more information about the Engineering Transfer Program at HCC:
Contact Lauren Denofrio-Corrales, Instructional Chair of Science, at lauren.denofrio@heartland.edu or (309) 269-8639

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 2016.