Program and Admission for the B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at RVC

Academic Program Requirements

  • 107-108 specific course hours for the Mechanical Engineering program
  • NIU General Education Requirements
    - An A.A. or A.S. from an Illinois community college fulfills NIU's General Education Requirements.
  • 120 total hours minimum to meet Bachelor of Science degree requirements

University Graduation Requirements and General Education Requirements are included in the NIU Course Catalog, as well as specific requirements for the B.S. in Mechanical Engineering degree.

See a sample four-year plan to give you an idea of the individual plan your advisor will help you create.

Basic Requirements

  • Meet NIU university admission requirements.
  • Hold an A.S. or A.E.S. degree
  • Have a different associate’s degree or equivalent hours? Contact David Schneider at 815-921-4278 or to find out what steps you need to take to qualify.
  • Complete the following courses with a grade of C or higher before you enroll in your junior year NIU courses.

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Have questions about prerequisites not completed?

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NIU Rockford Outreach and Partnerships Manager 

Prerequisite Courses

RVC Course Number and Name NIU Course Number
EGR 101 - Introduction to Engineering UEET 101
EGR 135 - Engineering Graphics MEE 270
EGR 206 - Statics MEE 210
EGR 207 - Dynamics MEE 211
EGR 221 - Elementary Mechanics of Deformable Bodies MEE 212
EGR 231 - Engineering Circuit Analysis ELE 210 and 210U
CHM 120 - Chemistry I CHEM 210 + 212
PHY 225 - Physics II PHYS 273
MTH 235 - Calculus II MATH 230
MTH 236 - Calculus III MATH 232
MTH 240 - Differential Equations MATH 336
CIS 276 - C/C++ CSCI 240

View the junior and senior year course chart to see which prerequisites and corequisites are necessary for each course you will take at NIU.

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Bernie Luecke 
NIU Rockford Outreach and Partnerships Manager 

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