Lake Land 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 in Engineering Science (AES) Degree is highly recommended [1]. Students should always work closely with their community college advisor. Please contact the Math and Science Division at 217-234-5253.

Courses at Lake Land College

Courses at LLC

Equivalent courses at NIU

MAT 151

C Programming with Engineering Applications

CSCI 240

CHM 150

General Chemistry I

CHEM 210+212

ENG 120

Composition I

ENGL 103

ENG 121

Composition II

ENGL 104

MAT 241

Analytic Geometry and Calculus I

MATH 229

MAT 242 + 241

Analytic Geometry and Calculus II (and Analytic Geometry and Calculus I)

MATH 230

MAT 243

Analytic Geometry and Calculus III

MATH 232

MAT 245

Differential Equations

MATH 336

PHY 140

University Physics I

PHYS 253

PHY 141

University Physics  II

PHYS 273

PHY 239

Mechanics I

MEE 210

PHY 240

Mechanics II

MEE 211

PHY 245

Solid Mechanics

MEE 212

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.

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 LLC 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:

COMS 100

Fundamentals of Oral Communication

ELE 210

Engineering Circuit Analysis

ELE 210U

Engineering Circuit Laboratory Projects

ISYE 220

Engineering Economy

MEE 270

Engineering Graphics

MEE 320

Mechanism Design and Analysis

MEE 321

Mechanical Vibrations

MEE 322


ELE 380

Dynamic Systems and Control I


Control Systems I

MEE 330

Material 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

MEE 430

Computer-Aided Design and 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 Statics


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 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 Industrial & Management 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 transfer programs at Lake Land contact:

Lake Land College
Mattoon, Illinois
Math and Science Division


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.