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Elgin Community College and NIU CEET Transfer Guidelines 
B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering
Emphasis 1. Electrical and Computer 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 Counseling & Transfer Center at Elgin Community College for more help in planning your academic career.

Courses at Carl Sandburg College

Courses at CSC

Equivalent courses 
at NIU

CHM 110

General Chemistry I

CHEM 210 +212

MTH 180

Fortran for Scientific Applications

CSCI 240 (not articulated at NIU, major will need to substitute. Inquire at orientation.)

ENG 101

English Composition I

ENGL 103

ENG 102

English Composition II

ENGL 104

BIOS 211

Anatomy & Physiology 1

BIOS 357 (Only needed for Biomedical 1)

BIOS 212 Anatomy & Physiology 2 BIOS 357 (Only needed for biomedical 2)
MAT 240 Calculus with Analytic Geometry 1


MATH 229
MAT 241

Caluculus with Analytic Geometry 2

MATH 230

MAT 242

Calculus with Analytic Geometry 3

MATH 232 Not articulated at NIU (major debt will need to substitute. Inquire at orientation.)
MAT 260 Differential Equations MATH 336
PHY 161 Engineering Physics 1 PHYS 253
PHY 162 Engineering Physics 2 PHYS 273
SPE 120 Introduction to Public Speaking COMS 100 (Not articulated at NIU. Major dept will need to substitute. Inquire at orientation)

Courses in Humanities/Fine Arts and Social/Behavioral Science as required

*Satisfies NIU core competency requirement for oral communication.

[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 ECC 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 Computer Engineering.

PHYS 283 Fundamentals of Physics III: Quantum Physics

ELE 210 + 210U

Engineering Circuit Analysis + 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

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.

Electives may be any ELE course numbered 400 or higher with the exception of ELE 429, ELE 491, ELE 492, 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 2 courses must be selected from one of the following 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 on transfer programs at Carl Sandburg College contact:

Counseling & Transfer Cente
Carl Sandburg College
2400 Tom L. Wilson BLVD
Galesburg, IL 61401
(309) 344-2518

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.