College of Lake County and NIU CEET Transfer Guidelines 

B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering

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 Counseling Center at College of Lake County for more help in planning your academic career.

Courses at College of Lake County

Courses at CLC

Equivalent courses at NIU

CHM 121

General Chemistry I

CHEM 210+212

CIT 141 + 241

Computer Science for Engineers

CSCI 240

CMM 121*

Fundamentals of Oral Communication

COMS 100

EGR 102 OR EGR 120

Introduction to Engineering

UEET 101

EGR 121

Engineering Graphics

MEE 270

EGR 125

Engineering Statics

MEE 210

EGR 225

Engineering Dynamics

MEE 211

EGR 222

Engineering Mechanics of Materials

MEE 212

EGR 260

Engineering Circuit Analysis

ELE 210

ENG 121

English Composition I

ENGL 103

ENG 122

English Composition II

ENGL 104

MTH 145

Calculus w/Analytic Geometry I

MATH 229

MTH 146

Calculus w/Analytic Geometry II

MATH 230

MTH 246

Calculus w/Analytic Geometry III

MATH 232

MTH 227

Ordinary Differential Equations

MATH 336

PHY 123

Engineering Physics

PHYS 253

PHY 124

Engineering Physics

PHYS 273

Courses in Humanities and Fine Arts and Social and 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.

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 CLC 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 Mechanical Engineering:

ELE 210U

Engineering Circuit Laboratory

ISYE 220

Engineering Economy

ISYE 335
STAT 350

Statistics for Engineering

Introduction to Probability and Statistics

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

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
(800)892-3050 (toll-free in Illinois)
or (815)753-0446 and ask to speak with a Transfer Counselor.

For more information about the Engineering Transfer Program at College of Lake County contact:
Division Office
19351 West Washington Street
Grayslake, IL 60030-1198   
Grayslake - Phone: (847) 543-2060
Lakeshore – Phone: (847) 543-2186
Southlake – Phone: (847) 543-6501


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.