Harper 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 Harper College advisor.

Courses at Harper College

Courses at

Equivalent courses at NIU

CHM 121

General Chemistry I

CHEM 210 & 212

CSC 121           &                 CSC 122

Computer Science I

Computer Science ll

CSCI 240                                      &                                           CSCI 241

EGR 100

Introduction to Engineering

UEET 101

EGR 120

Engineering Graphics I (CAD)

MEE 270

EGR 210

Analytical Mechanics (Statics)

MEE 210

EGR 211

Analytical Mechanics (Dynamics )

MEE 211

EGR 212

Mechanics of Solids

MEE 212

EGR 240


MEE 240

EGR 260           &                   EGR 262

Introduction to Circuits Analysis & Lab

ELE 210                                       &                                               ELE 210U

ENG 101


ENGL 103

ENG 102


ENGL 104

MTH 200

Calculus w/Analytic Geometry I

MATH 229

MTH 201

Calculus w/Analytic Geometry II

MATH 230

MTH 202

Calculus w/Analytic Geometry III

MATH 232

MTH 212

Differential Equations

MATH 336

PHY 201

General Physics I - Mechanics

PHYS 253

PHY 202

General Physics II - Heat Electricity and Magnetism

PHYS 273

*SPE 101

Fundamentals of Speech Communication

COMS 100

Courses in Humanities & Fine Arts, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and World Cultures and Diversity 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 Harper College 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.

ISYE 220

Engineering Economy

ISYE 335          OR          STAT 350

Statistics for Engineering

Introduction to Probability and Statistics

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 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


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.

For More Information


Department of Industrial & Management 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 transfer programs at Harper contact:

Harper College
Academic Advising and Counseling
1200 West Algonquin Road
Building I, Room I117
Palatine IL 60067
Monday through Thursday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (847)925-6393

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.