Kishwaukee 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 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

 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 280

 Strength of Materials

 MEE 212

EGR 290

 Circuit Analysis

 ELE 210

 SPE 100*

 Oral Communication I

 COMS 100

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

*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 major in Mechanical Engineering.


 Engineering Circuit Laboratory Project

 ISYE 220

 Engineering Economy

 MEE 270

 Engineering Graphics

 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 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

 STAT 350
 ISYE 335

 Introduction to Probability and Statistics

 Statistics for Engineering

 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 , 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 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.