Illinois Central 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 Transfer Center at Illinois Central College for more help in planning your academic career.

Courses at Illinois Central College

Courses at 

Equivalent courses 
at NIU

CHEM 130 General Chemistry CHEM 210 + 212
ENGR 230 Programming Engineering Applications CSCI 240 (Not articulated at NIU:see department for substitution at orientation)
ENGR 251 Statics MEE 210
ENGR 252 Dynamics MEE 211
ENG 110 Composition I

ENGL 103

ENG 111 Composition II ENGL 104
MATH 222 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I MATH 229
MATH 223 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II MATH 230
MATH 224 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I MATH 232
MATH 250 Differential Equations Math 336
PHYS 211 Engineering Physics Mechanics PHYS 253
PHYS 212 Engineering Physics: Electricity and magnetism PHYS 273
PHYS 213 Engineering Physics: Thermodynamics MEE 350 (Not required by NIU: see department for substitution at orientation)
ENGR 113 Engineering Graphics/CAD MEE 270
ENGR 240 Engineering Circuit Analysis ELE 210
ENGR 241 Electrical Engineering Lab ELE 210U (Not articulated by NIU: see department for substitution at orientation)
ENGR 110 Introduction to Engineering UEET 101
ENGR 253 Mechanics of Materials MEE 212 (Not required in ISYE)

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 ICC 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 Industrial and Systems Engineering.

COMS 100

Fundamentals of Oral Communication

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 390

Experimental Methods in Mechanical Engineering I

MEE 380
MEE 381

Computational Methods in Engineering Design

Computational Methods and Programming in Engineering Design

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

ISYE 220

Engineering Economy

STAT 350

ISYE 335

Introduction to Probability and Statistics

Statistics for 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 454,MEE 455, 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.


For more information on transfer programs at Illinois Central College contact:

Transfer Center
Illinois Central College
One College Drive
East Peoria, Illinois 61635


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.