College of Lake County and NIU CEET Transfer Guidelines 

B.S. Degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering

The 2+2+ Plan for Community College Students

The Department of Electrical 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. Please contact the Advising and Transfer Center at College of Lake County for more help in planning your academic career.

Courses at College of Lake County

Courses at CLC
Equivalent courses
at NIU
CHM 121L General Chemistry I CHEM 210 +212
CIT 141 + 241 Computer Science for Engineers CSCI 240
CMM 121 * Fundamentals of Speech COMS 100
ENG 121 English Composition I ENGL 103
ENG 122 English Composition II ENGL 104
ENG 102 OR EGR 120 Introduction to Engineering UEET 101
EGR 121 Engineering Graphics MEE 270
EGR 125 Engineering Statics MEE 210 
EGR 225 Engineering Dynamics MEE 211
MTH 145 Calculus w/Analytic Geometry I MATH 229
MTH 146 Calculus w/Analytic Geometry II MATH 230
MTH 227 Ordinary Differential Equations MATH 336
MTH 246 Calculus w/Analytic Geometry III MATH 232
PHY 123 Engineering Physics PHYS 253
PHY 124 Engineering Physics PHYS 273
**PSY 121 Introduction to Psychology PSYC 102

**ECO 221


**ECO 222

Principles of Macroeconomics


Principles of Microeconomics

ECON 261


ECON 260

Courses in Humanities and Fine Arts & Social and Behavioral Sciences as required.
*Satisfies NIU core competency requirement for oral communication.
[1] Only A.A. and A.S. degrees satisfy NIU's general education requirements.
*Satisfies NIU core competency requirement for oral communication.

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 CLC 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 Electrical Engineering with Emphasis in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

ELE 210
TECH 175
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 334 Probability for Engineering
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 440 Production Planning & Control
ISYE 450 Lean Manufacturing Systems
ISYE 460 Facilities Planning & Design
ISYE 480 Simulation Modeling & 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 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. Otherwise courses not shown in this list may be chosen with the consent of the Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering.

For More Information

For more information on the Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering write or call:

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
(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.

For more information about the Engineering Transfer Program at College of Lake County contact:
Division Office
19351 West Washington Street
Grayslake, IL 60030-1198   
Grayslake - Phone: (847) 543-2060
Lakeshore – Phone: (847) 543-2186
Southlake – Phone: (847) 543-6501

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.