Elgin Community College 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 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 Elgin Community College for more help in planning your academic career.

Courses at Elgin Community College

Courses at ECC

Equivalent courses at NIU

CHM 142

General Chemistry I

CHEM 210+212

MTH 123

Computer Science for Engineers

CSCI 240

CAD 111

Pro/E Advanced Part & Assembly 

MEE 270

SPH 101** Fundamentals of Speech COMS 100

EGR 152


MEE 210

EGR 252


MEE 211

ENG 101

English Composition I

ENGL 103

ENG 102

English Composition II

ENGL 104

MTH 133

Calculus w/Analytic Geometry I

MATH 229

MTH 134

Calculus w/Analytic Geometry II

MATH 230

MTH 201

Calculus w/Analytic Geometry III

MATH 232

MTH 202

Ordinary Differential Equations

MATH 336

PHY 111

Engineering Physics

PHYS 253

PHY 112

Engineering Physics

PHYS 273

ECON 103*
ECON 102*

Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics

ECON 260

ECON 261

PSY 100*

Introduction to Psychology


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
*Satisfies Social Science Gen Ed requirement for NIU

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 ECC 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 Bachelor of Science
Degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering

 ELE 210           OR        TECH 175  AND     TECH 175A

 Engineering Circuit Analysis

 Electricity and Electronics Fundamentals

 Electricity and Electronics Fundamentals Laboratory

 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

 Lean 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

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

Apply on-line at: www.admissions.niu.edu/admissions

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 on transfer programs at Elgin Community College contact:

Counseling & Transfer Center, SRC 107
Elgin Community College
1700 Spartan Drive
Elgin, IL 60123
(847) 888-7390

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 Undergraduate Catalog. Information in this brochure is valid through August 2014