Moraine Valley Community 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 & 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 Engineering Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree is highly recommended [1].   Students should always work closely with their community college advisor. Please contact the Academic Advising Center at Moraine Valley Community College for more help in planning your academic career.

Courses at Moraine Valley Community College

Courses at MVCC

Equivalent courses at NIU

CHM 131

Chemistry (University Oriented) I

CHEM 210+212

CSC 140


CSC 240

Intro to Computer Science

CSCI 240

Advanced Computer Science

EGN 150

Engineering Graphics

MEE 270

EGN 201

Engineering Statics

MEE 210

EGN 202

Engineering Dynamics

MEE 211

COM 101

Composition I

ENGL 103

COM 102

Composition II

ENGL 104

MTH 150

Calculus I/Analytic Geometry

MATH 229

MTH 151

Calculus II/Analytic Geometry

MATH 230

MTH 152

Calculus III/Analytic Geometry

MATH 232

MTH 201

Differential Equations

MATH 336

PHY 203


PHYS 253

PHY 204


PHY 205

Heat, Electricity and Magnetism

PHYS 273

Waves and Modern Physics

COM 103

Speech Fundamentals

COMS 100

*ECO 101


*ECO 102

Principles of Macroeconomics

ECON 261


ECON 260

Principles of Microeconomics

*PSY 101

Introduction to Psychology

PSYC 102

Courses in Humanities and Fine Arts & Social and Behavioral Science

[1] Only A.A. and A.S. degrees satisfy NIU's general education requirements.

* Satisfies social science 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 MVCC 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 ISYE 300- or 400-level courses or any 300 or 400-level courses ELE or MEE 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. 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 Moraine Valley Community College contact:

Moraine Valley Community College

Academic Advising
9000 W. College Pkwy
Palos Hills, IL   60465-0937
(708) 974-5721

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.