NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

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.

Engineering Majors

  1. Applied Engineering Sciences
  2. Biosystems Engineering
  3. Chemical Engineering
  4. Civil Engineering
  5. Computer Engineering
  6. Computer Science
  7. Electrical Engineering
  8. Environmental Engineering
  9. Materials Science & Engineering
  10. Mechanical Engineering

Admission Criteria

  1. GPA – Minimum of 3.2 overall required for admission consideration (except Mechanical - 3.6 and Computer Science, Chemical and Materials Sciences - 3.4). 
  2. Major Courses – The following courses must be completed prior to admission into the Engineering program: CHM 150 (chemistry requirement for majors 3, 6 & 9 will be taken at MSU), MTH 141, 142 and PHY 221
  3. Transfer Grades – 2.0 grades required for transfer
  4. Transfer Credits – MSU will accept a maximum of 60 credits from a community college.
  5. Junior Status – Admission to Engineering program requires Junior status (56 acceptable credits).
  6. 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.
  7. Campus Visits – A campus visit is the best way to learn about MSU. Online information is available on their website.
  8. MSU Contact: Email future-engineer@egr.msu.edu with your unofficial transcript in PDF format to schedule an appointment with MSU engineering transfer personnel.

Basic Requirements

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's degree before transferring, see an advisor for assistance.

Upon request at the NMC Records and Registration Office, a statement will be placed on your transcript, "MICHIGAN TRANSFER AGREEMENT (MTA) SATISFIED".



ENG 111, 112

English Composition I & II




HST 111 or 112

US History to or from 1865


Select 1 Group 1 Humanities course from a dept. other than HST »


Natural Science


BIO 108 or 208

Plant Biology or Microbiology (majors 1,4,5,6,7,9,10)


BIO 115, 116

Cell, Plant and Ecosystem Biology & Genetic Evolution and Animal Bio - must complete both to receive BS 161 and 162 credit at MSU (majors 2,8)


CHM 150

General Chemistry I (majors 1,2,4,5,7,8,10)


CHM 151

General Chemistry II (major 8)


ENV 111

Historical Geology (major 8)


PHY 221, 222

Problems & Principles of Physics I & II (all majors)


Social Science


Select 2 courses representing 2 departments from the Social Science Area » (all majors but 1)


Select ECO 201 & 202 and 1 Group 1 course from a department other than ECO » (major 1)




MTH 141, 142, 241

Calculus I, II & III (all majors)


MTH 251

Differential Equations (majors 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9,10)


additional requirements



BUS 155

Interpersonal Communications (major 1)


EGR 101

Intro to Engineering (does not transfer to MSU, but recommended for engineering students)


EGR 113

Engineering Graphics (majors 1,10)


EGR 201

Statics (majors 1,2,4,7,8,9,10)


EGR 202

Mechanics of Materials (majors 4,9,10)


EGR 203

Dynamics (majors 4,10)


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.

Updated: Spring 2018

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