Kishwaukee 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 guidelines in this brochure while completing an Associate's in Engineering Science Degree is highly recommended [1]. Students should always work closely with their community college advisor.

Courses at Kishwaukee Community College

Courses at Kishwaukee

Equivalent courses at NIU

CHE 210

General Chemistry I

CHEM 210+212

CIS 150

C++ Programming I

CSCI 240

ENG 103

Composition I

ENGL 103

ENG 104

Composition II

ENGL 104

MAT 229

Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

MATH 229

MAT 230

Calculus and Analytic Geometry II

MATH 230

MAT 231

Calculus and Analytic Geometry III

MATH 232

MAT 260

Differential Equations

MATH 336

PHY 260

Physics for Science and Engineering I

PHYS 253

PHY 261

Physics for Science and Engineering II

PHYS 273

EGR 270


MEE 210

EGR 272


MEE 211

EGR 290

Circuit Analysis

ELE 210

SPE 100*

Oral Communications

COMS 100

Courses in Humanities/ Fine Arts, Social/Behavioral Sciences as required.

*Satisfies NIU core competency requirement for oral communication.

[1] Only A.A. and A.S. degrees satisfy NIU's general education requirements.

[2] Completion of AES degree prior to transfer would require an additional 6CH in Social Science and 6CH in Humanities/Fine Arts. Total 66 at KC

 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 Kishwaukee 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 degree in Electrical Engineering

ELE 210U

Engineering Circuit Laboratory 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
ELE 429

Electrical Engineering Design Project

Biomedical Engineering Design Project

ISYE 220

Engineering Economy

PHYS 283

Fundamentals of Physics III: Quantum Physics

STAT 350
IENG 335

Introduction to Probability and Statistics

Statistics for Engineering

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

Visit our Home Page at: 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 and ask to speak with a Transfer Counselor.

For more information on transfer programs at Kishwaukee Community College contact:

Counseling & Student Development Office, U-148
Kishwaukee Community College
21193 Malta Road
Malta IL 60150-9699
(815) 825-2086 x5910


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.