Waubonsee Community College and NIU CEET Transfer Guidelines 
B.S. Degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering


Industrial and Systems Engineering

Industrial and systems engineering is a system oriented discipline concerned with the design, installation, management, operation and improvement of systems that produce goods and services. The industrial and systems engineering discipline follows an integrated approach throughout the entire life cycle of a product or service, from design through production, to delivery, to consumer purchase and feedback.

B.S. Degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering at NIU

The undergraduate curriculum is designed to provide students with the skills and training necessary to become successful practitioners. It focuses on principles of mathematics; physical sciences and behavioral sciences; engineering design; and humanities and social sciences. To help prepare students for careers as industrial and systems engineers, the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering provides access to a variety of courses and facilities, a diverse faculty with years of industrial experience, and a program emphasizing practical applications as well as theoretical developments in industrial and systems engineering. There are four major focuses of industrial and systems engineering:

  1. Human factors (ergonomics)
  2. Manufacturing
  3. Production Management
  4. Operations research

The 2+2 Plan for Community College Students

The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering welcomes transfer students from Illinois community colleges.. Students should always work closely with their community college advisor. Please contact Waubonsee Community College at (630)466-7900or NIU’s transfer Center for more help in planning your academic career.

2 years at Waubonsee Community College

Courses at Waubonsee

courses at NIU

CHM 121

4 hrs

General Chemistry

CHEM 210+212

ENG 101

3 hrs

First Year Composition  I

ENGL 103

ENG 102

3 hrs

First Year Composition  II

ENGL 104

EGR 240

3 hrs

Intro to Circuit Analysis

ELE 210

EGR 101

4 hrs

Engineering Graphics

MEE 270

EGR 220*

3 hrs

Analytical Mechanics - Statics

MEE 210(Departments will need to adjust, inquire at orientation)

EGR 230

3 hrs

Analytical Mechanics - Dynamics

MEE 211(Departments will need to adjust, inquire at orientation)

CIS 130+230

6 hrs

"C++" Programming

CSCI 240

MTH 131*

4 hrs

Calculus w/Analytic Geometry I

MATH 229

MTH 132*

4 hrs

Calculus w/Analytic Geometry II

MATH 230

MTH 233

4 hrs

Calculus w/Analytic Geometry III

MATH 232

MTH 240

3 hrs

Differential Equations

MATH 336

PHY 221*

5 hrs

General Physics I


PHY 222

5 hrs

General Physics II


COM 100

3 hrs

Fund of Speech Communication

COMS 100

 2-3 courses in Humanities/Social Sciences (see below)

 [1] Only A.A. and A.S. degrees satisfy NIU’s general Education requirements.

 Social Science Electives

It is recommended that two or three courses in Humanities/Social Sciences be taken at Waubonsee Community college and the rest at NIU. 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.

 2 + years at NIU



Remaining classes to be taken at NIU's College of Engineering and Engineering Technology to earn a B.S. 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

Integrated Manufacturing Systems

ISYE 460

Facilities Planning & Design

ISYE 480

Simulation Modeling & Analysis

ISYE 495

Senior Design Project

MEE 230

Materials and Manufacturing Processes

PSYC 102

Introduction to Psychology

UEET 101

Introduction to Engineering

Electives (15)

At least 9 semester hours must be from non-required ISYE courses at the 300 or 400 levels. The remaining 6 semester hours may be chosen from: Non-required ISYE 300 or 400 level courses, 300 or 400 level courses from ELE with the exception of MEE 330 and MEE 331. 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,

General Education Courses:

Depending on classes that were taken at the community college, student maybe required to enroll in more general education courses to satisfy the university's requirements and/or ABET requirements.

For More Information

For more information on the Department of Industrial & Sytems 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

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 the Engineering Transfer Program at College of DuPage contact:

Waubonsee Community College
State route 47 & Harter Road
Sugar Grove IL 60554

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 NIU Undergraduate Catalog. Information in this brochure is valid through August 2012.