Oakton Community 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 of Science in Engineering (ASE) Degree is highly recommended [1].   Students should always work closely with their community college advisor. Please contact the Advising and Counseling Center at Oakton Community College for more help in planning your academic career.

Courses at Oakton Community College

 Courses at OCC

 Equivalent courses at NIU

CHM 121

General College Chemistry I

CHEM 210+212

CIS 220

Intro to C Programming

CSCI 240

EGL 101

Composition I

ENGL 103

EGL 102

Composition II

ENGL 104

ENG 120

Engineering Graphics

MEE 270

ENG 211

Analytical Mechanics (Statics)

MEE 210

ENG 212

Analytical Mechanics (Dynamics)

MEE 211

ENG 217

Strength of Materials

MEE 212

ENG 220

Engineering Circuit Analysis

ELE 210

MAT 250

Calculus I

MATH 229

MAT 251

Calculus II

MATH 230

MAT 252

Calculus III

MATH 232

MAT 262

Ordinary Differential Equations

MATH 336

PHY 221

General Physics I

PHYS 253

PHY 222

General Physics II

PHYS 273

SPE 103

Effective Speech

COMS 100

Courses in Humanities/Fine Arts and Social/Behavioral Science as required

 [1] Only A.A. or 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 OCC 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 Project

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

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

For more information on the Department of Mechanical Engineering write or call:

Department of MechanicalEngineering
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115-2854

Visit our home page at: http://www.ceet.niu.edu. 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-fee in Illinois)
or (815)753-0446

Apply on-line at: http://www.admissions.niu.edu/admissions/

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

Advising and Counseling Center
Des Plaines Campus, Room 1130


Ray Hartstein Campus, Room A105

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 NIU Undergraduate Catalog. Information in this brochure is valid through August 2014.