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

Courses at Heartland Community College

Courses at HCC

Equivalent courses at NIU

CHEM 161

General Chemistry I

CHEM 210+212

CSCI 221+130+131

C++ Programming

CSCI 240 + 241

EGR 121

Engineering Graphics

MEE 270

EGR 271

Engineering Mechanics: Statics

MEE 210

ENGR 272

Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics

MEE 211

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

Differential Equations

MATH 336

PHY 171

Engineering Physics

PHYS 253

PHY 172

Engineering Physics

PHYS 273

PHYS 173

Fluids and Thermal Physics

Not required for ISYE major

(Not articulated for NIU, see department for substitution at orientation)

PHYS 174

Quantum Physics

PHYS 283 (not required for MEE major)

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

*COMM 101

Introduction to Oral Communication

COMS 100

Courses in Humanities and Fine Arts & Social and Behavioral Science as required.

*Satisfies NIU core competency requirement for oral communication.

[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 HCC 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 Mechanical Engineering:

 ELE 210

 ELE 210U

Engineering Circuit Analysis

Engineering Circuit  Laboratory Project

 ISYE 220

Engineering Economy

 STAT 350    OR           ISYE 335

Introduction to Probability and Statistics

Statics for Engineering

 MEE 212

 Strength of Materials

 MEE 320

 Mechanism Design and Analysis

 MEE 321

 Mechanical Vibrations I

 MEE 322  
 ELE 380

 Dynamic Systems & Controls

  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

 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

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

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.

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


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.