Heartland Community College and NIU CEET Transfer Guidelines 

B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering


The 2+2 Plan for Community College Students

The Department of Mechanical 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 AND 212

CSCI 130
AND CSCI 131
AND CSCI 221

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

CSCI 240 AND CSCI 241
(only 240 is required for MEE)

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

PHY 171

Mechanics

PHYS 253

PHY 172

Electricity & Magnetism

PHYS 273

*COMM 101

Introduction to Oral Communication

COMS 100

*Satisfies NIU Foundational Oral Communication Requirement
**Satisfies NIU Foundational Studies Writing 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 special 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 NIU 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 Mechanical Engineering:

 ELE 210
 AND
 ELE 210U

Engineering Circuit Analysis
AND Engineering Circuit Laboratory Project

 ISYE 220

Engineering Economy

 STAT 350    OR           ISYE 335

Introduction to Probability & Statistics
OR Probability & Statics for Engineers

 MEE 212

Mechanics of Materials

 MEE 320

Mechanism Design & Analysis

 MEE 321

Mechanical Vibrations I

 MEE 322  
 OR ELE 380

Dynamic Systems & Control I
OR Control Systems I

 MEE 330

Materials Science

 MEE 331

Manufacturing Processes

 MEE 340

Fluid Mechanics

 MEE 350

Engineering Thermodynamics

 MEE 352

Heat Transfer

 MEE 380
 OR MEE 381

Computational Methods in Engineering Design
OR Computational Methods and Programming in Engineering Design

 MEE 390

Experimental Methods in Mechanical Engineering I

 MEE 430

Computer Aided Design & Manufacturing

 MEE 452

Design of Thermal Systems

 MEE 470

Design of Machine Elements

 MEE 481

Engineering Design Seminar

 MEE 482

Senior Mechanical Engineering Design Project

 MEE 494

Mechanical Engineering Competency

 UEET 101

Introduction to Engineering

A total of three technical electives from Group-A and Group-B below with at least two from Group-A:

Group-A: Design-oriented electives: MEE 351, MEE 410, MEE 421, MEE 422, MEE 423, MEE 424, MEE 425, MEE 426, MEE 431, MEE 432, MEE 433, MEE 451, MEE 453, MEE 454, MEE 455, MEE 480, MEE 484, MEE 490.

Group-B: Other electives: ISYE 430, ISYE 431, ISYE 439, ISYE 450, ISYE 451.


For More Information

Department of Mechanical Engineering
CEET EB 230
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.