City Colleges of Chicago 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 Counseling & Transfer Center at City Colleges of Chicago for more help in planning your academic career.

Courses at City Colleges of Chicago

Courses at CCC Course Name Courses at NIU
CIS 142 Introduction to C or C++ Language CSCI 240 (major dept will need to adjust, inquire at orientation)
SPEECH 101 Fundamentals of Speech Communication COMS 100
ENG 101 Composition ENGL 103
ENG 102 Composition ENGL 104
MATH 207 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I MATH 229
MATH 208 Calculus & Analytic Geometry II MATH 230
MATH 209 Calculus & Analytic Geometry III MATH 232
MATH 210 Differential Equations MATH 336
CHEM 201 General Chemistry I CHEM 210 + 212
PHYSICS 235 Engineering Physics: Mechanics and Wave Motion PHYS 253
PHYSICS 236 Engineering Physics: Electricity and Magnetism PHYS 273
PHYSICS 215 Statics MEE 210 (Major dept will need to substitute for MEE 209, inquire at orientation)
PHYSICS 216 Dynamics MEE 210 (Major dept will need to substitute for MEE 209, inquire at orientation)

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/Humanitites Electives

It is recommended that two or three courses in Humanities/Social Sciences be taken at CCC 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 CCC 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.

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

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.


Admission to Engineering and Technology at Northern Illinois University 

Illinois Public Community College Graduates

A graduate of an Illinois public community college who has not previously attended Northern Illinois University and who has completed a baccalaureate-oriented A.A., A.S., or A.A.T. will be admitted to NIU as long as space is available. The student will enter with junior standing and all Niu general education requirements will be considered complete if the student has the following qualifications prior to enrolling at NIU.

An Associate of Arts (A.A.) or an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree or Associate in Arts in Teaching (A.A.T.) degree.
At least a C average (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) as calculated by the community college.
At least 60 semester hours of credit.
Good standing at the last college attended.

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.


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.