Joliet Junior 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. Please contact the Campus Center for more help in planning your academic career.

Courses at Joliet Junior College

Courses at Joliet
Equivalent courses at NIU
CIS 236 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 
EGR 202 Analytical Mechanics Dynamics MEE 211
SPCH 101 Principles of Speech COMS 100
Courses in Humanities/Fine Arts and Social/Behavioral Science 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 JJC 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 Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering:

ELE 210 Engineering Circuit Analysis
ELE 210U Engineering Circuit Laboratory 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

ELE 492
ELE 429 

Electrical Engineering Design Project
Biomedical Engineering Design Project 
ISYE 335
STAT 350
Statistics for Engineering
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
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
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)
or (815)753-0446


For more information about the Engineering Transfer Program at Joliet Junior College:
Joliet Junior College
1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet, IL 60431-8938
Phone: (815) 768-2707Bottom of Form



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 NIU Undergraduate Catalog. Information in this brochure is valid through August 2014.