Heartland Community 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 Science (A.S.) Degree is highly recommended (1).    Students should always work closely with their community college advisor


Courses at Heartland Community College

Courses at 
Heartland


Equivalent courses 
at NIU

CHEM 161 General Chemistry CHEM 210 + 212
CSCI 171 Computing For Engineering & Science CSCI 240

CHEM 162

General Chemistry II

Not Requierd at NIU (see department for substitution at orientation)

EGR 121 Engineering Graphics MEE 270
EGR 271 Engineering Mecahnics: Dynamics MEE 210: Major dept will need to sub for MEE 209--inquire at orientation.
EGR 272 Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics MEE 211 Major dept will need to sub for MEE 209--inquire at orientation.
ENG 101 Composition I

ENGL 103

ENG 102 Composition II ENGL 104
MATH 161 Calculus I MATH 229
MATH 162 Calculus II MATH 230
MATH 163 Calculus III MATH 232
MATH 272 Differntial Equations Math 336
PHYS 171 Mechanics PHYS 253
PHY 172 Electricity & MAgneticism PHYS 273
PHYS 173 Fluids & Thermal Physics Not required by NIU (see department for substitution at orientation)
PHYS 174 Quantum Physics PHYS 283 Not articulated for NIU, see department for substitution at orientation)
PSY 101 Intro to Psychology PSY 102 Introduction to Psychology

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.

 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 335

OR
STAT 350

Statistics for Engineering

Introduction to Probability and Statistics

MEE 220

Mechanism Design

MEE 321

Mechanical Vibrations I

MEE 212 Strength of Materials

MEE 322
OR
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
OR
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

UEET 101 Introduction to Engineering

 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 Industrial & Management Engineering
CEET EB 230
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115-2854
(815)753-1269

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.


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 2012.