NMC Transfer Guide - MACRAO

To: Michigan State University - Main Campus

Program: Engineering

In addition to careers in Engineering, students will find the undergraduate program in Engineering excellent preparation for careers in Business, Law, & Medicine. Many graduates continue on for masters or doctorate degrees.


  1. Agriculture Engineering
    Biosystems Engineering
  2. Chemical Engineering
  3. Civil Engineering
    Env. Engineering (option)
  4. Computer Science
  5. Electrical Engineering
    Computer Engineering
  6. Material Science & Engineering
    Engineering Arts
  7. Mechanical Engineering
  8. Biomedical Engineering (option)


(for entry into Jr. level Engineering programs)

  1. GPA - Minimum of 3.0 overall required for consideration. Highly competitive and does not guarantee admission. Individual departments may establish quotas and higher GPAs
  2. Major Courses - The following courses must be complete prior to admission into the Engineering program with 3.0 grades required: Chemistry, Calculus I and II, and Physics
  3. Transfer Grades - 2.0 grades required for transfer
  4. Transfer Credits - 60-64 credits is the maximum amount of credits students should take at NMC. MSU requires that one half of degree requirements be completed at a 4-year school. Students who accumulate more than 60-64 credits at NMC are still held accountable for completing one half of their degree at a 4-year school.
  5. Junior Status - Admission to Engineering program requires Junior status (56 acceptable credits).
  6. Application Dates - Priority admission given to early applicants. Decisions made in late January & February. Allow 10-12 weeks after all required materials received for a decision.
  7. Program Entry - Admission into the Engineering dept is for Fall semester only. Students must be admitted into a specific Engineering major in order to take courses in that major.
  8. Campus Visits - A campus visit is the best way to learn about MSU. Online information is available on their website.
  9. Transfer Scholarships - Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above should talk to their NMC counselor about possible MSU transfer scholarship opportunities.


The following courses are listed to facilitate transfer and fulfill University requirements at MSU. These courses may not fulfill requirements for the Associate of Arts or Science degree at NMC. If your goal is to complete an Associate degree before transferring, see a counselor for assistance.



ENG 111, 112

English Composition



Choose 8 credits from 2 departments in Humanities »

Special Note: NMC highly recommends that one of your choices be either HST 111 or HST 112 U.S. History. Although it is not absolutely required, taking U.S. History eliminates having to take a special integrated writing course at MSU. Without a U.S. History course, transfer students can expect to take IAH 201 at MSU.



BIO 115

Cell, Plant and Ecosystem Biology (majors 1,2,8)


BIO 116

Cell & Animal Biology (majors 2,8)


CHM 150 & 150R

General Chemistry I (majors 1,2,3,5,6,7,8)


CHM 151 & 151R

General Chemistry II (majors 2,6,8)


CHM 250

Organic Chemistry I (majors 2,8)


CHM 251

Organic Chemistry II (major 2)


EGR 101

Intro to Engineering (all majors) highly recommended


EGR 113

Engineering Graphics I (major 6)


EGR 114

Engineering Graphics II (major 6)


EGR 201

Statics (majors 1,2,3,4,6,7,8)


EGR 202

Mechanics of Materials (majors 1,2,3,4,6,7,8)


EGR 203

Dynamics (majors 1,2,3,4,6,7,8)


MTH 141, 142, 241

Calculus I, II, III (all majors)


MTH 251

Differential Equations (all majors)


MTH 116

Intro to Computer Science - NMC students will also have to complete MSU's CSE 131
Intro to Programming I or CSE 231 the first semester at MSU


CIS 140

Visual Basic Programming (majors 1 & 3)


PHY 221 & 221R

Problems & Principles of Physics I (all majors)


PHY 222 & 222R

Problems & Principles of Physics II (all majors)


Social Science

(Because the Engineering program is so demanding, students may wait to do their Social Sciences at MSU.)

View Social Science requirements »

Northwestern Michigan College does not assume final responsibility for the accuracy of information on this guide. The final responsibility for the successful transfer of classes suggested on this guide rests with you and the institution you plan to transfer to. It is strongly recommended that you visit the institution as early in your academic career (prior to transfer) as possible.

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