Lake Land 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


Courses at Lake Land College

Courses at 
Lake Land

Equivalent courses 
at NIU

MAT 151

C Programming with Engineering Applications

CSCI 240


MAT 242

Analytic Geometry/Calculus II


MATH 230

MAT 243

Analytic Geometry/Calculus III


MATH 232

ENG 120


ENGL 103

ENG 121

Composition II

ENGL 104

MAT 214 Analytic Geometry / Calculus I MATH 229

MAT 245

Differential Equations


MATH 336


CHM 150


General Chemistry I


CHEM 210 + 212


PHY 140


University Physics I


PHYS 253


PHY 141


University Physics II


PHYS 273


PHY 142


University Physics III


PHYS 142 not accepted at NIU (major dept will need to adjust, inquire at orientation)


PHY 239 mechanics I (Statics) MEE 210 (Major dept will need to substitute for MEE 209-inquire at orientation)
PHY 240 Mechanics II (Dynamics) MEE 211 (Major dept will need to substitute for MEE 209-inquire at orientation)
*ECO 231


Principles of Economics I


ECON 261 General Education
*ECO 232 Principles of Economics II ECON 260 General Education
*PSY 271 Intro to Psychology Psychology 102

Courses in Humanities & Fine Arts, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and World Cultures and Diversity as required.

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

*Satisfies general education requirement for NIU.

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 Lake Land 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 Industrial and Systems Engineering.

COMS 100

Fund of Oral Communication

ELE 210
TECH 175 & 175A 

Engineering Circuit Analysis 
Electrcity and Electronics Fundamentals and Lab 

MEE 270 Engineering Graphics

ISYE 220

Engineering Economy

ISYE 250

Introduction to Lean Systems Engineering

ISYE 310

Work Measurement & Work Design

ISYE 334

Probability for Engineering

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 440

Production Planning & Control

ISYE 450

Lean Manufacturing Systems

ISYE 460

Facilities Planning & Design

ISYE 480

Simulation Modeling & Analysis

ISYE 493

Senior Design Project

UEET 101

Intro 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

Department of Industrial & 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 on transfer programs at NIU contact:
Call (815) 753-0446 or (800) 892-3050 (toll free) and ask to speak with a Transfer Counselor.

For more information about transfer programs at Lake Land contact:


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 Undergraduate Catalog. Information in this brochure is valid through August 2012.