Heartland 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 Science (A.S.) Degree is highly recommended (1).  Students should always work closely with their community college advisor.

Courses at Heartland Community College

Courses at

Equivalent courses
at NIU

CHEM 161 General Chemistry CHEM 210 + 212
CSCI 171 Computing For Engineering & Science CSCI 240

CHEM 162

General Chemistry II

Not Requierd at NIU (see department for substitution at orientation)

ENG 101 Composition I

ENGL 103

ENG 102 Composition II ENGL 104
MATH 161 Calculus I MATH 229
MATH 162 Calculus II MATH 230
MATH 163 Calculus III MATH 232
MATH 272 Differntial Equations Math 336
PHYS 171 Mechanics PHYS 253
PHY 172 Electricity & MAgneticism PHYS 273
PHYS 173 Fluids & Thermal Physics Not required by NIU (see department for substitution at orientation)
PHYS 174 Quantum Physics PHYS 283 Not articulated for NIU, see department for substitution at orientation)
ENGR 271 Engineering Mechanics: Statistics MEE 210 Major dept will need to substitute, inquire at orientation
ENGR 272 Engineering Mechanics Dynamics MEE 211 Major dept will need to substitute, inquire at orientation
ENGR 110 Engineering Graphics MEE 270 (not required for ELE at NIU)

Courses in Humanities & Fine Arts, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and World Cultures and Diversity as required.

[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 Harper College 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 Engineering Circuit Analysis
ELE 210U Engineering Circuit Lab Project
ELE 250 Computer Engineering I

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 Electrical Engineering Design Project
UEET 101 Introduction to Engineering

STAT 350

Statistics for Engineering

Introduction to Probability and Statistics

18 Semester Hours if Technical Electives


Elective may be any ELE course numbered 400 or higher with the exception of ELE 429, ELE 491, ELE 492, ELE 497. With the approval of the Department, other mathematics, sciences, or engineering courses may be used as electives. At least 12 of these 18 semester hours must be fromt the Department of Electrical Engineering, and a minimum of 2 courses must be selected from on eof the following 5 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
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.

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 2012.