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 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 Heartland CC for more help in planning your academic career.


Courses at Heartland Community College

Courses at HCC

Equivalent courses
at NIU

CHEM 161

General Chemistry I

CHEM 210 AND 212

CSCI 130
AND CSCI 131
AND CSCI 221

Computer Science I
AND Computer Science II
AND C++ Programming

CSCI 240
AND CSCI 241
(only CSCI 240 is required for ELE)

**ENGL 101

Critical Reading & Writing

ENGL 103

**ENGL 102

Multimodal Composition

ENGL 203

MATH 161

Calculus I

MATH 229

MATH 162

Calculus II

MATH 230

MATH 163

Calculus III

MATH 232

MATH 272

Differential Equations

MATH 336

PHYS 171

Mechanics

PHYS 253

PHY 172

Electricity & Magnetism

PHYS 273

ENGR 271

Engineering Mechanics: Statistics

MEE 210

ENGR 272

Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics

MEE 211

*COMM 101

Introduction to Oral Communication

COMS 100

*Satisfies NIU Foundational Oral Communication Requirement
**Satisfies NIU Foundational Studies Writing Requirement

[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 special sequences in Social Sciences and Humanities. Therefore, students only need to satisfy NIU's general education requirements. When choosing general education (“knowledge domain”) courses, please consult with your HCC advisor, verify general education requirements in the NIU Undergraduate Catalog, and check the NIU 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 Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering.

ELE 210

Engineering Circuit Analysis

ELE 210U

Engineering Circuit  Laboratory Project

ELE 250

Computer Engineering I

ELE 250U

Computer Engineering l Laboratory

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
OR ELE 429

Electrical Engineering Design Project
OR Biomedical Engineering Design Project

ISYE 220

Engineering Economy

ISYE 335
OR STAT 350

Statistics for Engineering
OR Introduction to Probability & Statistics

UEET 101

Introduction to Engineering

18 Semester Hours of Technical Electives

Electives 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
(815)753-9974

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

For undergraduate application materials contact:

Office of Admissions
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115-2857

Apply on-line at: http://www.admissions.niu.edu/admissions/

For more information on transfer programs at NIU:
Call (815) 753-0446 or (800) 892-3050 (toll free) and ask to speak with a Transfer Counselor.

For more information about the Engineering Transfer Program at HCC:
Contact Lauren Denofrio-Corrales, Instructional Chair of Science, at lauren.denofrio@heartland.edu or (309) 269-8639

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 2016.