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 College of DuPage

Equivalent courses at NIU

 CIS 2541          +                  CIS 2542 

C++ Language Programming

Advanced C++ With Data Structure Applications

CSCI 240  and CSCI 241

 CHEMI 1551

Principles of Chemistry I

CHEM 210+212

 *SPEEC 1100

Fundamentals of Communication

COMS 100

 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


MEE 210

 ENGIN 2202


MEE 211

 ENGIN 2210

Circuit Analysis & Theory

ELE 210

 **PSYCH 1100

General Psychology

PSYC 102

 **ECONO 2201    OR        **ECONO 2201

Macroeconomics and the Global Economy

Microeconomics and the Global Economy

ECON 261

ECON 260

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 Social Science general education requirements for NIU

*Satisfies NIU core competency


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 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.

ISYE 220

Engineering Economy

ISYE 250

Introduction to Lean Systems Engineering

ISYE 310

Work Measurement & Work Design

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 435

Experimental Design for Engineering

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

UEET 101

Introduction to Engineering

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 2014.