Moraine Valley Community 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 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

Courses in Humanities and Fine Arts and Social and Behavioral Sciences

[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 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 Mechanical Engineering:

ELE 210


ELE 210U

Engineering Circuit Analysis

Engineering Circuit Laboratory Project

ISYE 220

Engineering Economy

ISYE 335
STAT 350

Statistics for Engineering

Introduction to Probability and Statistics

MEE 212

Strength of Materials

MEE 320

Mechanism Design and Analysis

MEE 321

Mechanical Vibrations I

MEE 322
ELE 380

Dynamic Systems & Control I

Control Systems I

MEE 330

Materials Science

MEE 331

Manufacturing Processes

MEE 340

Fluid Mechanics

MEE 350

Engineering Thermodynamics

MEE 352

Heat Transfer

MEE 380
MEE 381

Computational Methods in Engineering Design

Computational Methods and Programming in Engineering Design

MEE 390

Experimental Methods in Mechanical Engineering I

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

UEET 101

Introduction 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

For more information on the Department of Mechanical Engineering write or call:

Department of Mechanical 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.