College of Dupage and NIU CEET Transfer Guidelines 
B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering

Emphasis 1. Advanced Computing and Simulation

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 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
CHEMI 1551 Principles of Chemistry I CHEM 210+212
CIS 2541 C++ Language Programming CSCI 240 (major dept will need to adjust, inquire at orientation)
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
ENGIN 2202 Dynamics MEE 211
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 Mechanical Engineering with an Emphasis in Advanced Computing and Simulation.

ELE 210U Engineering Circuit Analysis Lab
COMS 100 Fundamentals of Oral Communication
ISYE 220 Engineering Economy
ISYE 335
 STAT 350
Statistics for Engineering
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
MEE 212 Strength of Materials
MEE 220 Mechanism Design
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 (With emphasis in advanced computing and simulation)
MEE 494 Mechanical Engineering Competency
UEET 101 Introduction to Engineering

At least two of the following three courses: MEE 381, MEE 480, MEE 484.
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, MEE 422, 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, ISYE 450, ISYE 451, TECH 344, TECH 345

For More Information

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

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.