Joliet Junior 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 Science (A.S.) Degree is highly recommended (1).   Students should always work closely with their community college advisor. Please contact the Campus Center for more help in planning your academic career.

Courses at Joliet Junior College

Courses at Joliet Junior College

Equivalent courses at NIU

CIS 236

Programming in C

CSCI  240



ENGL 103

ENG 102


ENGL 104

MATH 170

Calculus with Analytic Geometry I

MATH 229

MATH 171

Calculus with Analytic Geometry II

MATH 230

MATH 172

Calculus with Analytic Geometry III

MATH 232

MATH 220

Differential Equations & Orthogonal Functions

MATH 336

CHEM 101

General Chemistry I

CHEM 210+212

PHYS 201

Engineering  Physics I

PHYS 253

PHYS 202

Engineering  Physics II

PHYS 273

EGR 201

Analytical  Mechanics Statics

MEE  210

EGR 202

Analytical  Mechanics Dynamics

MEE 211

*ECON 103 or 104

Principles of  Economics I (MACRO)

Principles of Economics  II (MICRO)

ECONOMICS 260 or 261

*PSYC 101

General Psychology

Psychology 102

**SPCH 101

Principles of Speech

Communications 100

* Satisfies social science general education requirement for NIU.

** Satisfies NIU core competency requirements for oral communication

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.

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 JJC 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
TECH 175/175A
Engineering Circuit Analysis
Electronic Fundamentals/Electronic Fundamentals Lab
MEE 270 Engineering Graphics
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 Engineers
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

For more information on the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering write or call:

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

For more information about the Engineering Transfer Program at Joliet Junior College contact:
Joliet Junior College
1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet, IL 60431-8938
Phone: (815) 768-2707Bottom of Form

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