McHenry County College and NIU CEET Transfer Guidelines 

B.S. Degree in Industrial & 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 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 McHenry County College for more help in planning your academic career.

Courses at McHenry County College

Courses at MCC

Equivalent courses at NIU

CHM 165

General Chemistry I

CHEM 210 and 212

PRG 110

C++ Programming I

CSCI 240 (students will need to communicate with Computer Science Department to officially receive credit for CSCI 240)

EGR 151

Engineering Graphics I

MEE 270

EGR 251


MEE 210

EGR 252


MEE 211

*ENG 151

Composition I

ENGL 103

*ENG 152

Composition II

ENGL 104

MAT 175

Calculus w/Analytic Geometry I

MATH 229

MAT 245

Calculus w/Analytic Geometry II

MATH 230

MAT 255

Calculus w/Analytic Geometry III

MATH 232

MAT 260

Differential Equations

MATH 336

PHY 291

Principles of Physics I

PHYS 253

PHY 292

Principles of Physics II

PHYS 273

ECO 252


ECO 252




Econ 260  (counts as SS gen ed)


Econ 261  (counts as SS gen ed)

PSY 151

Introduction to Psychology

Psychology 102  (Counts as SS gen ed)

*SPE 151

Introduction to Speech

COMS 100

Humanities & Fine Arts, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Non-Western Cultures or Minority Cultures within the United States.

*Satisfies NIU core competency requirements.

[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 McHenry 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 degree in Industrial and Systems 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 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 & Control

ISYE 450

Lean Manufacturing Systems

ISYE 460

Facilities Planning & Design

ISYE 480

Simulation Modeling & Analysis

ISYE 495

Senior Design Project

UEET 101

Introduction to Engineering

 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 course 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 339, 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

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 at: 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 and ask to speak with a Transfer Counselor.

For more information on transfer programs at McHenry County College contact:

Advising and Transfer Center
McHenry County College
8900 U.S. Highway 14
Crystal Lake IL 60012
(815) 479-7565


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