Illinois Central 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 Transfer Center at Illinois Central College for more help in planning your academic career.

Courses at Illinois Central College

Courses at 

Equivalent courses 
at NIU

CHEM 130 General Chemistry CHEM 210 + 212
ENGR 230 Programming Engineering Applications CSCI 240 Not articulated at NIU (see department for substitution at orientation)
ENGR 251 Statics ME 210
ENGR 252 Dynamics MEE 211 
ENG 110 Composition I

ENGL 103

ENG 111 Composition II ENGL 104
MATH 222 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I MATH 229
MATH 223 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II MATH 230
MATH 224 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III MATH 232
MATH 250 Differential Equations Math 336
PHYS 211 Engineering Physics Mechanics PHYS 253
PHYS 212 Engineering Physics: Electricity and Magnetism PHYS 273
PHYS 214 Engineering Physics: Modern Physics PHYS 283 
ENGR 240 Engineering Circuit Analysis MEE 210
ENGR 241 Electrical Engineering Lab ELE 210U Not articulated by NIU (see department for substitution at orientation)
ENGR 110 Introduction to Engineering UEET 101

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 ICC 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 250

Computer Engineering I

ELE 250U

Computer Engineering I 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
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

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
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 Illinois Central College contact:
Transfer Center
Illinois Central College
One College Drive
East Peoria, Illinois 61635

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.