Kishwaukee 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 and 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 guidelines in this brochure while completing an Associate's in Engineering Science (AES) degree prior to transfer is highly recommended [1]. Students should always work closely with their community college advisor. 

Courses at Kishwaukee Community College

Courses at Kishwaukee

Equivalent courses at NIU

CHE 210

General Chemistry I

CHEM 210+212

CIS 150

C++ Programming I

CSCI 240

ENG 103

Composition I

ENGL 103

ENG 104

Composition II

ENGL 104

MAT 229

Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

MATH 229

MAT 230

Calculus and Analytic Geometry II

MATH 230

MAT 231

Calculus and Analytic Geometry III

MATH 232

MAT 260

Differential Equations

MATH 336

PHY 260

Physics for Science and Engineering I

PHYS 253

PHY 261

Physics for Science and Engineering II

PHYS 273

EGR 270


MEE 210

EGR 272


MEE 211

EGR 290

Circuit Analysis

MEE 110

*ECO 261


*ECO 260

Principles of Microeconomics


Principles of Macroeconomics

Economics 260


Economics 261

*PSY 102


Psychology 102

SPE 100*

Oral Communications

COMS 100

Courses in Humanities/ Fine Arts, Social/Behavioral Sciences as required.

*Satisfies social science general education requirement for NIU.

*Satisfies NIU core competency requirement for oral communication

[1] Only A.A. and A.S. degrees satisfy NIU's general education requirements.

[2] Completion of the AES degree prior to transfer would require an additional 6CH in Social Science and 6CH in Humanities/Fine Arts. Total of 66CH at KC.

 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 Kishwaukee 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 degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering

ELE 210U

Engineering Circuit Laboratory Project

ISYE 220

Engineering Economy

MEE 270

Engineering Graphics

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 Engineering

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

PSYC 102*

Introduction to Psychology

UEET 101

Introduction to Engineering

*Satisfies social science general education requirement for NIU.

 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 339, 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


Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115-2854

Visit our Home Page at: 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 and ask to speak with a Transfer Counselor.

For more information on transfer programs at Kishwaukee Community College contact:

Counseling & Student Development Office, U-148
Kishwaukee Community College
21193 Malta Road
Malta IL 60150-9699
(815) 825-2086 x5910


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.