Lake Land 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 Lake Land College

Courses at 
Lake Land

Equivalent courses 
at NIU

MAT 151

C Programming with Engineering Applications

CSCI 240


CHM 150

Chemistry I

CHEM 210 + 212

MAT 242

Analytic Geometry/Calculus II


MATH 230

MAT 243

Analytic Geometry/Calculus III


MATH 232

ENG 120


ENGL 103

ENG 121

Composition II

ENGL 104

MAT 214 Analytic Geometry / Calculus I MATH 229

MAT 245

Differential Equations


MATH 336


PHY 140


University Physics I


PHYS 253


PHY 141


University Physics II


PHYS 273


PHY 142


University Physics III


PHYS 142 not accepted at NIU (major dept will need to adjust, inquire at orientation)


PHY 239 mechanics I (Statics) MEE 210 (Major dept will need to substitute for MEE 209-inquire at orientation)
PHY 240 Mechanics II (Dynamics) MEE 211 (Major dept will need to substitute for MEE 209-inquire at orientation)
PHY 245 Solid Mechanics MEE 212 Strength of Materials
*ECO 231


Principles of Economics I


ECON 261 General Education
*ECO 232 Principles of Economics II ECON 260 General Education

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.

*Satisfies general education requirement for NIU.

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 Lake Land 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.

COMS 100

Fund of Oral Communication

ELE 210

Engineering Circuit Analysis

ELE 210U Engineering Circuit Analysis Lab
MEE 270 Engineering Graphics

ISYE 220

Engineering Economy

MEE 220 mechanism Design
MEE 321 mechanical Vibrations
MEE 322
ELE 380 
Dynamic Systems and Control
Control Systems
MEE 330 Material Science
MEE 331 Manufactruing Proceesses
MEE 340 Fluid Mechanics
MEE 350 Engineering Thermodynamics
MEE 352  heat Transfer
MEE 380
MEE 381 
Computational Methods in Engineering
Computational Methods and Programming in Engineering Design 
MEE 390 Experimental Methoda in Mechanical Engineering
MEE 430 Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing
MEE 452 Design of Thermal Systems
MEE 470 Deisgn of Machine Elements
MEE 481 Engineering Design Seminar
MEE 482 Senior mechanical Engineering Design Project
MEE 494 Mechanical Engineering Competency
STAT 350
ISYE 335 
Introduction to Probability and Statics
Statistics for Engineering  

UEET 101

Intro 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 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 Industrial & Management 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 transfer programs at Lake Land contact:


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.