Elgin Community College and NIU CEET Transfer Guidelines 

B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering

    The 2+2 Plan for Community College Students

    The Department of Electrical Engineering welcomes transfer students from Illinois community colleges. Students find it easy to continue their studies at NIU if they plan well. Therefore, following the course guidelines in this brochure while completing an Associate's in Engineering Science (AES) Degree is highly recommended [1].   Students should always work closely with their community college advisor. Please contact the Counseling & Transfer Center at Elgin Community College for more help in planning your academic career.

    Courses at Elgin Community College

    Courses at ECC

    Equivalent courses
    at NIU

    CHM 142

    General Chemistry I

    CHEM 210 +212

    MTH 123

    Computer Science for Engineers

    CSCI 240

    EGR 152


    MEE 210

    EGR 252


    MEE 211

    ENG 101

    English Composition I

    ENGL 103

    ENG 102

    English Composition II

    ENGL 104

    MTH 133

    Calculus w/Analytic Geometry I

    MATH 229

    MTH 134

    Calculus w/Analytic Geometry II

    MATH 230

    MTH 201

    Calculus w/Analytic Geometry III

    MATH 232

    MTH 202

    Intro to Differential Equations

    MATH 336

    PHY 111

    Engineering Physics

    PHYS 253

    PHY 112

    Engineering Physics

    PHYS 273

    SPH 101*

    Fundamentals of Speech

    COMS 100

    Courses in Humanities/Fine Arts and Social/Behavioral Science as required.

    *Satisfies NIU core competency requirement for oral communication.

    [1] Only A.A. and A.S. degrees satisfy NIU's general education requirements.

    General Education Requirements

    NIU's College of Engineering and Engineering Technology no longer requires sequences in Social Sciences and Humanities. Therefore, students only need to satisfy NIU's general education requirements. When choosing general education/core competency courses please consult with your ECC advisor, verify general education requirements in the NIU Undergraduate Catalog, and check the Community College Articulation Tables for transferability.

    Courses at NIU

    Remaining classes to be taken at NIU's College of Engineering and Engineering Technology to earn a major in Electrical Engineering.

    ELE 210+210U

    Engineering Circuit Analysis + Laboratory Project

    ELE 250

    Computer Engineering I

    ELE 250U

    Computer Engineering I Laboratory 1

    ELE 315

    Signals and Systems

    ELE 330

    Electronic Circuits

    ELE 335

    Theory of Semiconductor Devices I

    ELE 340

    Electrical Power Systems

    ELE 356

    Computer Engineering II

    ELE 360

    Communication Systems

    ELE 370

    Engineering Electromagnetics

    ELE 380

    Control Systems I

    ELE 491

    Electrical Engineering Design Proposal

    ELE 492
    ELE 429

    Electrical Engineering Design Project

    Biomedical Engineering Design Project

    ISYE 220

    Engineering Economy

    STAT 350

    ISYE 335

    Introduction to Probability and Statistics

    Statistics for Engineering

    PHYS 283

    Fundamentals of Physics III: Quantum Physics

    UEET 101

    Introduction to Engineering

    18 semester credit hours of Technical Electives

    Elective may be any ELE course numbered 400 or higher with the exception of ELE 429, ELE 491, ELE 492, and ELE 497. With the approval of the Department of Electrical Engineering, other mathematics, sciences, or engineering courses may be used as electives. At least 12 of these 18 semester hours must be from the Department of Electrical Engineering, and a minimum of two courses must be selected from one of the following five areas: Microelectronics, Power/Controls, Signal Processing/Communications, Electromagnetics, and Computer Engineering.

    For More Information

    For more information on the Department of Electrical Engineering write or call:

    Department of Electrical Engineering
    CEET EB 330
    Northern Illinois University
    DeKalb, IL 60115-2854

    Visit our Home page. This site provides information on course descriptions, course syllabi, lab tours, faculty profiles, student organizations, suggested 4-year degree plan, other useful links, etc.

    For undergraduate application materials contact:

    Office of Admissions
    Northern Illinois University
    DeKalb, IL 60115-2857
    (800)892-3050 (toll-free in Illinois)
    or (815)753-0446

    For more information on transfer programs at NIU contact:

    Call (815) 753-0446 or (800) 892-3050 (toll free) and ask to speak with a Transfer Counselor.


    For more information on transfer programs at Elgin Community College contact:

    Counseling & Transfer Center, SRC 107
    Elgin Community College
    1700 Spartan Drive
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (847) 214-7390 

    Disclaimer: Although NIU attempts to accommodate the course requests of all students, some course offerings may be limited by financial, space, and staffing considerations, or may otherwise be unavailable. Nothing in this brochure may be construed to promise or guarantee registration in any course or course of study (whether required or elective), nor may anything be construed to promise or guarantee the completion of an academic program within a specific length of time. All degree requirements are subject to the provisions and notices in the Undergraduate Catalog. Information in this brochure is valid through August 2014.