Waubonsee 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 Associate's in Engineering Science (AES) Degree is highly recommended [1].  Students should always work closely with their community college advisor. Please contact the Counseling & Transfer Center at Waubonsee Community College for more help in planning your academic career.


Courses at Waubonsee Community College

Courses at Waubonsee 

Equivalent Courses at NIU

CHM 121*

General Chemistry

CHEM 210+212

ENG 101

Freshman English I

ENGL 103

ENG 102

Freshman English II

ENGL 104

EGR 240

Intro to Circuit Analysis + Lab

ELE 210 + 210U (Lab)

EGR 101

Engineering Graphics

MEE 270

EGR 220*

Analytical Mechanics - Statics

MEE 210

EGR 230

Analytical Mechanics - Dynamics

MEE 211

CIS 130


CSCI 240

MTH 131*

Calculus w/Analytic Geometry I

MATH 229

MTH 132*

Calculus w/Analytic Geometry II

MATH 230

MTH 233

Calculus w/Analytic Geometry III

MATH 232

MTH 240

Differential Equations

MATH 336

PHY 221*

General Physics I

PHYS 253

PHY 222*

General Physics II

PHYS 273

*COM 100

Fund of Speech Communication

COMS 100

Courses in Humanities/Fine Arts and Social Behavioral Science as required
[1] Only A.A. and A.S. degrees satisfy NIU’s general education requirements
*Satisfies NIU core competency requirement for oral communication

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 Counseling and Transfer Center at Waubonsee, to 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 of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering

ELE 210U

Engineering Circuit Laboratory Project l

ISYE 220

Engineering Economy

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, MEE422, 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, MEE 450, MEE 451

For More Information

For more information on the Department of Industrial & Systems 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 about the Engineering Transfer Program at Waubonsee 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 2014.