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. Please contact the Natural and Applied Sciences Division at the Joliet Junior College for more help in planning your academic career.
Courses at Joliet
|Equivalent courses at NIU|
|CIS||Programming in C||CSCI 240|
|ENG 101||Rhetoric||ENGL 103|
|ENG 102||Rhetoric||ENGL 104|
|MATH 170||Calculus with Analytic Geometry I||MATH 229|
|MATH 171||Calculus with Analytic Geometry II||MATH 230|
|MATH 172||Calculus with Analytic Geometry III||MATH 232|
|MATH 220||Differential Equations & Orthogonal Functions||MATH 336|
|CHEM 101||General Chemistry I||CHEM 210 + 212|
|PHYS 201||Engineering Physics I||PHYS 253|
|PHYS 202||Engineering Physics II||PHYS 273|
|PHYS 203||Engineering Physics III||PHYS 283 (Course is not yet articulated at NIU, inquire at orientation)|
|EGR 201||Analytical Mechanics Statics||MEE 210 (Major debt will need to substitute for MEE 209, inquire at orientation)|
|EGR 202||Analytical Mechanics Dynamics||MEE 211 (Major debt will need to subsitute for MEE 209, inquire at orientation)|
|SPCH 101||Principles of Speech||Communications 100|
|Courses in Humanities/Fine Arts and Social/Behavioral Science as required.|
| Only A.A. and A.S. degrees satisfy NIU's general education requirements.|
It is recommended that two or three courses in Humanities/Social Sciences be taken at JJC and the rest at NIU. 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 JJC advisor, verify general education requirements in the NIU Undergraduate Catalog, and check the Community College Articulation Tables for transferability.
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 Laborartory Project|
|ELE 250||Computer Engineering 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|
|ISYE 220||Engineering Economy|
|Electrical Engineering Design Project
Biomedical Engineering Design Project
|Statistics for Engineering|
|Introduction to Probability and Statistics|
|UEET 101||Introduction to Engineering|
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 on the Department of Electrical Engineering write or call:
Department of Electrical Engineering
CEET EB 330
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115-2854
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For undergraduate application materials contact:
Office of Admissions
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115-2857
(800)892-3050 (toll-free in Illinois)
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 websites 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 NIU Undergraduate Catalog. Information in this brochure is valid through August 2012.