College of Dupage 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 Associate's in Science (A.S.) Degree is highly recommended (1).  Students should always work closely with their community college advisor. Please contact the Natural and Applied Sciences Division at the College of DuPage for more help in planning your academic career.

Courses at College of DuPage

Courses at COD
Equivalent courses at NIU
CIS 2485 C++ Language Programming CSCI 240 (major dept will need to adjust, inquire at orientation)
CHEMI 1551 Principles of Chemistry I CHEM 210+212
ENGLI 1101 English Composition I ENGL 103
ENGLI 1102 English Composition II ENGL 104
MATH 2231 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I MATH 229
MATH 2232 Calculus & Analytic Geometry II MATH 230
MATH 2233 Calculus & Analytic Geometry III MATH 232
MATH 2270 Differential Equations MATH 336
PHYSI 2111 Physics for Science and Engineering I PHYS 253
PHYSI 2112 Physics for Science and Engineering II PHYS 273
ENGIN 1101 Engineering Graphics and Design MEE 270
ENGIN 2201 Statics MEE 210 (Major dept. will need to substitute for MEE 209 – inquire at orientation)
ENGIN 2202 Dynamics MEE 211 (Major dept. will need to substitute for MEE 209 – inquire at orientation)
ENGIN 2210 Circuit Analysis & Theory ELE 210
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.

Social Science/Humanities Electives

It is recommended that two or three courses in Humanities/Social Sciences be taken at COD 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.

When choosing general education/core competency courses please consult with your COD 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 major in Industrial and Systems Engineering.


COMS 100
Fundamentals of Oral Communication
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
PSYC 102* Introduction to Psychology
UEET 101 Introduction to Engineering
* Satisfies social science general education requirement for NIU.

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 industrial and systems engineering  300 or 400-level courses or any 300 or 400-level courses in electrical engineering or mechanical engineering 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 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 and Systems Engineering write or call:

Department of Industrial and 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:

College of DuPage
Natural and Applied Sciences Division
425 22nd Street
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599
(630) 942-2418

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.