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

Courses at Joliet Junior College

Courses at JJC

Equivalent courses at NIU

CHEM 101

General Chemistry I

CHEM 210+212

CIS 236

Programming in C

CSCI 240

ENG 101


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 and Orthogonal Functions

MATH 336

PHYS 201

Engineering Physics I

PHYS 253

PHYS 202

Engineering Physics II

PHYS 273

EGR 201

Analytical Mechanics Statics

MEE 210

EGR 202

Analytical Mechanical Dynamics

MEE 211

*SPCH 101

Principles of Speech

COMS 101

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.

* Satisfies NIU core competency requirement for oral communications

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 Mechanical Engineering:

 ELE 210  Engineering Circuit Analysis 

 ELE 210U

 Engineering Circuit Analysis Lab

 ISYE 220

 Engineering Economy

 ISYE 335
 STAT 350

 Statistics for Engineering

 Introduction to Probability and Statistics

 MEE 212

 Strength of Materials

 MEE 220

 Mechanism Design and Analysis

 MEE 270  Engineering Graphics

 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 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, TECH 344, TECH 345.

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
(800)892-3050 (toll-free in Illinois)
or (815)753-0446

For more information about the Engineering Transfer Program at Joliet Junior contact:

Joliet Junior College
1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet, IL 60431-8938
Phone: (815) 768-2707



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.