Rock Valley 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 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 Engineering Science (AES) degree [1].Students should always work closely with their community college advisor. Please contact the Advising and Transfer Center at Rock Valley College for more help in planning your academic career. 

Courses at Rock Valley College

Courses at

courses at NIU

CHM 120

General  Chemistry

CHEM 210+212

CIS 276

Intro to C/C++ Programming

CSCI 240

EGR 135

Engineering Graphics/CAD

MEE 270

EGR 206


MEE 210

**PSYC 102

Introduction to Psychology

Psychology 102

**ECO 111

Principles of Economics Micro

Econ 260 or 261

EGR 207


MEE 211

ENG 101

Composition I

ENGL 103

ENG 103

Composition II

ENGL 104

MTH 135

Calculus w/Analytic Geometry I

MATH 229

MTH 235

Calculus w/Analytic Geometry II

MATH 230

MTH 236

Calculus w/Analytic Geometry III

MATH 232

MTH 240

Differential Equations

MATH 336

PHY 215

Mechanics, Wave Motion and Thermodynamics

PHYS 253

PHY 225

Electricity, Magnetic and Thermodynamics

PHYS 273

*SPH 131

Fundamentals of Speech

COMS 100

EGR 231

Engineering Circuit  Analysis

ELE 210 + 210U

EGR 101

Introduction to Engineering

UEET  101

2-3 courses in Humanities/Social Sciences
[1]. Only A.A. and A.S. degrees satisfy NIU's general education requirements.
* Satisfies NIU core requirements for oral communication
**Satisfies Social Science general education requirements 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 RVC 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 Bachelor degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering

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

One course in basic economics chosen from the following:
                Econ 260- Principles 0f Microeconomics Credits 3
                Econ 261- Principles of Macroeconomics Credits 3
 15 semester credit hours of Technical Electives
At least 9 semester hours must be from non-required ISYE courses at the 300 or 400 level. The remaining 6 semester hours may be chosen from:

Non required ISYE 300 or 400 level courses, 300 or 400 level courses from ELE or MEE with the exception of MEE 330 and MEE 331.The following list (other courses not shown in this list may be chosen with the consent of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering: 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, Any 300 or 400 level course in electrical engineering, industrial and systems engineering or mechanical engineering except MEE 300 and MEE 331, and required industrial and systems engineering courses.

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 Rock Valley College contact:

Rock Valley College
3301 N Mulford Road
Rockford IL 61114-5699

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.