Lake Land 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

Courses at Lake Land College

Courses at 
Lake Land

Equivalent courses 
at NIU

MAT 151

C Programming with Engineering Applications

CSCI 240


TEC 103

Engineering Graphics

TEC 103 not accepted at NIU (major dept will need to adjust, inquire at orientation)

MAT 241

Analytic Geometry/Calculus I

Math 229

MAT 242

Analytic Geometry/Calculus II


MATH 230

MAT 243

Analytic Geometry/Calculus III


MATH 232

ENG 120


ENGL 103

ENG 121

Composition II

ENGL 104

MAT 245

Differential Equations


MATH 336


CHM 150


General Chemistry I


CHEM 210 + 212


PHY 140


University Physics I


PHYS 253


PHY 141


University Physics II


PHYS 273


PHY 142


University Physics III


PHYS 142 not accepted at NIU (major dept will need to adjust, inquire at orientation)


PHY 239 Mechanics I (Statistics) MEE 210 (Major Dept will need to substitute, inquire at orientation)
ECO 231


Principles of Economics I


ECON 261 General Education
ECO 232 Principles of Economics II ECON 260 General Education
PHY 240 Mechanics II Dynamics MEE 211 (Major dept will need to substitute for MEE 209, inquire at orientation)

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 Lake Land 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 major in Electrical Engineering.

COMS 100

Fundamentals of Oral Communication

ELE 210 Engineering Circuit Analysis
ELE 210U Engineering Circuit Analysis Lab
ELE 250 Introduction to Digital Systems

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 492
ELE 429

Electrical Engineering Design Project
Biomedical Engineering Design Project

ELE 491

Electrical Engineering Design Proposal

UEET 101 Introduction to Engineering
ISYE 220 Engineering Economy

ISYE 335 OR 
STAT 350

Statistics for Engineering

Introduction to Probability and Statistics

 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 semesters 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 about transfer programs at Lake Land contact:


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 2012.