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


Courses at Waubonsee    

 Equivalent Courses at NIU

CHM 121

General Chemistry

CHEM 210+212

ENG 101

First Year Composition  I

ENGL 103

ENG 102

First Year Composition  II

ENGL 104

EGR 240

Intro to Circuit Analysis

ELE 210

EGR 101

Engineering Graphics

MEE 270

EGR 220*

Analytical Mechanics - Statics

MEE 210

EGR 230

Analytical Mechanics - Dynamics

MEE 211

CIS 130+230

"C++" Programming

CSCI 240

MTH 131*

Calculus w/Analytic Geometry I

MATH 229

MTH 132*

Calculus w/Analytic Geometry II

MATH 230

MTH 233

Calculus w/Analytic Geometry III

MATH 232

MTH 240

Differential Equations

MATH 336

PHY 221*

General Physics I


PHY 222

General Physics II


*COM 100

Fund of Speech Communication

COMS 100

**PSY 100

Introduction to Psychology

PSYC 102

**ECON 260


**ECON 261

Principles of Economics/ MACRO


Principles of Economics/MICRO

ECON 261


ECON 260


2-3 courses in Humanities/Social Sciences (see below)
[1] Only A.A. and A.S. degrees satisfy NIU’s general Education requirements.
*Satisfies NIU Core Competency requirement for oral communications
**Satisfies Social Science 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.

Courses at NIU

Remaining classes to be taken at NIU's College of Engineering and Engineering Technology to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering

ISYE 220

Engineering Economy

ISYE 250

Introduction to Lean Systems Engineering

ISYE 310

Work Measurement & Work Design

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 435

Experimental Design for Engineering

ISYE 440

Production Planning & Control

ISYE 450

Lean  Manufacturing Systems

ISYE 460

Facilities Planning & Design

ISYE 480

Simulation Modeling & Analysis

ISYE 495

Senior Design Project

UEET 101

Introduction 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 levels.  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

For more information on the Department of Industrial & Sytems Engineering write or call:

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 and ask to speak with a Transfer Counselor.

For more information about the Engineering Transfer Program at College of DuPage contact:

Waubonsee Community College
State route 47 & Harter Road
Sugar Grove IL 60554


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 2014.