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 College of DuPage for more help in planning your academic career.
Courses at COD
|Equivalent courses at NIU|
|CIS 2541||C++ Language Programming||CSCI 240 (major dept will need to adjust, inquire at orientation)|
|ENGLI 1101||English Composition I||ENGL 103|
|ENGLI 1102||English Composition II||ENGL 104|
|MATH 2231||Calculus & Analytic Geometry I||MATH 229|
|MATH 2232||Calculus & Analytic Geometry II||MATH 230|
|MATH 2233||Calculus & Analytic Geometry III||MATH 232|
|MATH 2270||Differential Equations||MATH 336|
|CHEMI 1551||Principles of Chemistry I||CHEM 210+212|
|PHYSI 2111||Physics for Science and Engineering I||PHYS 253|
|PHYSI 2112||Physics for Science and Engineering II||PHYS 273|
|ENGIN 2201||Statics||MEE 210 (Major dept will need to substitute for MEE 209, inquire at orientation)|
|ENGIN 2202||Dynamics||MEE 211 (Major dept will need to substitute for MEE 209, inquire at orientation)|
|ENGIN 2213||Introduction to Digital Systems||ELE 250|
|ENGIN 2210||Circuit Analysis & Theory||ELE 210|
|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 COD 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 COD 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 with Emphasis in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
|Fundamentals of Oral Communication|
|ELE 210U||Engineering Circuit Laboratory Project|
|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|
|Electrical Engineering Design Project|
|Biomedical Engineering Design Project|
|ISYE 220||Engineering Economy|
|Introduction to Probability and Statistics|
|Statistics for Engineering|
|PHYS 283||Fundamentals of Physics III: Quantum Physics|
|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.
For more information about the Engineering Transfer Program at College of DuPage contact:
College of DuPage
Natural and Applied Sciences Division
425 Fawell Boulevard
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599
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.