Illinois Central 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 and 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 Transfer Center at Illinois Central College for more help in planning your academic career.


Courses at Illinois Central College

Courses at 

Equivalent courses 
at NIU

CHEM 130 General Chemistry CHEM 210 + 212
ENGR 230 Programming Engineering Applications CSCI 240 Not articulated at NIU (see department for substitution at orientation)
ENGR 251 Statics MEE 210
ENGR 252 Dynamics MEE 211 
ENG 110 Composition I

ENGL 103

ENG 111 Composition II ENGL 104
MATH 222 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I MATH 229
MATH 223 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II MATH 230
MATH 224 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I MATH 232
MATH 250 Differential Equations MATH 336
PHYS 211 Engineering Physics Mechanics PHYS 253
PHYS 212 Engineering Physics: Electricity and magnetism PHYS 273
ENGR 113 Engineering Graphics/CAD MEE 270
ENGR 240 Engineering Circuit Analysis MEE 210
ENGR 110 Introduction to Engineering UEET 101
ECON 110
ECON 111 
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics 
ECON 261
ECON 260 
PSY 110 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.

 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 ICC 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.

COMS 100

Fundamentals of Oral Communication

ISYE 220

Engineering Economy

ISYE 250

Introduction to Lean Systems Engineering

ISYE 310

Work Measurement and 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 and Control

ISYE 450

Lean Manufacturing Systems

ISYE 460

Facilities Planning and Design

ISYE 480

Simulation Modeling and Analysis

ISYE 495

Senior Design Project

15 semester credit hours of Technical Electives

Choose at least 9 semester hours from non-required industrial and systems engineering courses at the 300 - 400 level.  The remaining 6 semester hours may be chosen from:   non-required industrial and systems engineering  300 - 400-level courses or any 300 – 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 339, 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

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.

Illinois Central College
One College Drive
East Peoria, Illinois 61635


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.