Illinois Central 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 Science (A.S.) Degree is highly recommended (1).    Students should always work closely with their community college advisor

Courses at Illinois Central College

Courses at 

Equivalent courses 
at NIU

CHEM 130 General Chemistry CHEM 210 + 212
ENGR 230 Programmiing Engineering Applications CSCI 240 Not articulated at NIU (see department for substitution at orientation)
ENGR 251 Statics CSCI 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 Differntial Equations Math 336
PHYS 211 Engineering Physics Mechanics PHYS 253
PHYS 212 Engineering Physics: Electricity and magenticism PHYS 273
PHYS 213 Engineering Physics: Thermodynamics MEE 350 Not required by NIU (see department for substitution at orientation)
ENGR 113 Engineering Graphics/CAD MEE 270
ENGR 240 Engineering Circuit Analysis ELE 210
ENGR 241 Electrical Engineering Lab ELE 210U Not articulated by NIU (see department for substitution at orientation)
ENGR 110 Introduction to Engineering UEET 101
ENGR 253 Mechanics of Materials MEE 212 (Not required in ISYE)

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 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

COMS 100

Introduction to Oral Communication

MEE 320

Mechanism Design and Analysis

MEE 321

Mechanical Virbrations I

MEE 322
MEE 380 

Dynamic Systems & Controls I
Control Systems I 

ISYE 350
ISYE 335 

Principles of Manufacturing Processes
Statistics for Engineering 

MEE 330 Materials Science
MEE 331 Manufacturing Processes
MEE 340 Fluid Mechanics
MEE 352 Heat Transfer
MEE 390 Experimental Methoda in Mechancial Engineering I
MEE 380
MEE 381 
Computational Methods in Engineering Design
Computational Methods and Programming in Engineering Design 
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

*Satisfies general education requirement for NIU.

 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 451, MEE 453, MEE 480, MEE 484, MEE 490.
Group-B:  Other electives: ISYE 430, ISYE 431, ISYE 439, ISYE 450, ISYE 451, TECH 344, TECH 345.

For More Information


Department of Mechanical 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.


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 2012.