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Program Requirements


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.

If you are a prospective or current RVC student, contact 
David Schneider 

If you are currently at another community college or seeking information on how to earn the bachelor’s degree, contact 
Matt Gonser
NIU Project Manager
NIU @ RVC Initiative

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