College of Dupage 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 Natural and Applied Sciences Division at the College of DuPage for more help in planning your academic career.

Courses at College of DuPage


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

Social Science/Humanities Electives

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.


Courses at NIU

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.


COMS 100
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
ELE 492
ELE 429
Electrical Engineering Design Project
Biomedical Engineering Design Project
ISYE 220 Engineering Economy
STAT 350

ISYE 335
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Statistics for Engineering
PHYS 283 Fundamentals of Physics III: Quantum Physics
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 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.