NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

To: Oakland University - Main Campus

Program: Engineering

The School of Engineering offers a degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering with majors in:

  1. Computer Engineering
  2. Electrical Engineering
  3. Bioengineering
  4. Engineering Chemistry
  5. Industrial and Systems Engineering
  6. Mechanical Engineering
  7. Engineering Physics

Admission Criteria

GPA is competitive; 2.8 is the minimum for consideration to the School of Engineering and Computer Science.

Basic Requirements

Oakland University participates in the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA). After transferring to Oakland University, students must complete a writing intensive in the major and a capstone course. Students who have satisfied the MTA agreement must also either transfer in a course that is acceptable for knowledge application (KA) requirement or take an approved KA course at OU after transferring. Request the MTA stamp be placed on your transcripts in the NMC's records office.

Note: Course not numbered will work for engineering majors 1-7 listed above. Courses for specific majors are followed by its number(s) in parenthesis.

Required Classes

Academic Area




ENG 111, 112

English Composition




Select 2 courses representing 2 departments representing the Group 1 Humanities list


(OU requires Engineering Majors to take PHL 104 at Oakland University.)

These courses also fulfill OU's U.S. Diversity Requirement: HST 111, 112, 212; MUS 111.

Natural Science


BIO 115 & BIO 116

Cell, Plant and Ecosystem Biology & Genetic, Evolution, Animal Biology (Major 3)


CHM 150, 151L150R

General Chemistry I


CHM 151, 151L, 151R

General Chemistry II (Majors 3,4)


CHM 250, 250L

Organic Chemistry I (Majors 3,4)


CHM 251, 251L

Organic Chemistry II (Major 4)


PHY 221, 221R
PHY 222, 222R

Problems & Principles of Physics I & II


Social Science


ECO 201

Principles of Macroeconomics (Majors 1,2,5,6)


Select 1 additional classes from the Social Science Division

Other Engineering majors: Select two courses representing two departments from the group one Social Science list

These courses also fulfill OU's U.S. Diversity Requirement: PLS 101, SOC 101.



MTH 141, 142

Calculus I, II


MTH 241

Calculus III (Majors 2-7)


MTH 251

Differential Equations


Additional requirements

Required Classes



DD 170

CADD/Computer Modeling (Equivalent to OU's EGR 120)


BIO 115, 116, CHM 151/151L/151R can be used as an approved math/science elective at OU. Computer Engineering majors can also use MTH 241 as their math/science elective credit.

If you wish an Associate of Arts degree, 60 semester credit hours are required.

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: Summer 2023