Rock Valley College and NIU CEET Transfer Guidelines 
B.S. Degree in Mechatronics Engineering
Emphasis 2. Mechatronics 


2+2 Plan for Community College Students

The Department of Mechanical Engineering welcomes transfer students from Illinois community colleges. Students should always work closely with their community college advisor. Please contact the Advising and Transfer Center at Rock Valley College at (815)654-4250 or NIU’s Transfer Center for more help in planning your academic career.

Courses at Rock Valley College

Courses at

courses at NIU

CHM 101

General Chemistry

CHEM 210T+212

CIS 276

Intro to C/C++ Programming

CSCI 240

EGR 135

Engineering Graphics

MEE 270 (Not Articulated, major dept will need to substitute, inquire at orientation)

EGR 206


MEE 210(Major Department will need to substitute for MEE 209, inquire at orientation)

EGR 207


MEE 211(Major Department will need to substitute for MEE 209, inquire at orientation)

ENG 101

Composition I

ENGL 103

ENG 103

Composition II

ENGL 104

MTH 135

Calculus w/Analytic Geometry I

MATH 229

MTH 235

Calculus w/Analytic Geometry II

MATH 230

MTH 236

Calculus w/Analytic Geometry III

MATH 232

MTH 240

Differential Equations

MATH 336

PHY 215


PHYS 253

PHY 225


PHYS 273

SPH 131

Fundamentals of Speech

COMS 100

EGR 101

Introduction to Engineering

UEET 101

EGR 221


MEE 212

EGR 231 Engineering Cicuit Anaysis ELE 210 + 210U

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.

Social Science/Humanities Electives

It is recommended that two or three courses in Humanities/Social Sciences be taken at COD and the rest at NIU. 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 COD advisor, verify general education requirements in the NIU Undergraduate Catalog, and check the Community College Articulation Tables for transferability.

Courses at NIU/Rock Valley Mechatronics

Remaining classes to be taken at NIU's College of Engineering and Engineering Technology to earn a major in Mechanical Engineering.

ELE 210 + 210U

Engineering Circuit Analysis + Lab

ISYE 220

Engineering Economy

ISYE 335
STAT 350

Statistics for Engineering

Introduction to Probability and Statistics

MEE 220

Mechanism Design

MEE 270

Engineering Graphics

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

MEE 482

Senior Mechanical Engineering Design Project with

Emphasis  in Mechatronics

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 480, MEE 484, MEE 490.
Group-B, other electives: ISYE 430, ISYE 431, ISYE, ISYE 439,   ISYE 450, ISYE 451, TECH 344, TECH 345.

At least two of the following four courses: MEE 421, MEE 422, MEE 425, MEE 426

For More Information

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

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

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 on transfer programs at Rock Valley College contact:

Rock Valley College
3301 N Mulford Road
Rockford IL 61114-5699

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 2012.