- College of Engineering and Engineering Technology
- Mechanical Engineering
- B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at RVC
- Program and Admission Requirements
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
See a sample four-year plan to give you an idea of the individual plan your advisor will help you create.
- 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 D.Schneider@rockvalleycollege.edu 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.
Apply to NIU
Have questions about prerequisites not completed?
Contact David Schneider
RVC Manager of Recruitment
Have you already completed the prerequisites and have questions?
Contact Matt Gonser
NIU Project Manager
|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.
If you are a prospective or current RVC student, contact
If you are currently at another community college or seeking information on how to earn the bachelor’s degree, contact
NIU Project Manager
NIU @ RVC Initiative