Harper 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 Harper College

Courses at

Equivalent courses
at NIU

CHM 121

General Chemistry I

CHEM 210 +212

CSC 121      +           CSC 122

Computer Science I

Computer Science ll

CSCI 240 +241

EGR 100

Introduction to Engineering

UEET 101

EGR 210

Analytical Mechanics (Statics)

MEE 210

EGR 211

Analytical Mechanics (Dynamics)

MEE 211

EGR 260      +           EGR 262

Introduction to Circuits Analysis & Lab

ELE 210+210U

EGR 270

Introduction to Digital Systems

ELE 250

ENG 101


ENGL 103

ENG 102


ENGL 104

MTH 200

Calculus w/Analytic Geometry I

MATH 229

MTH 201

Calculus w/Analytic Geometry II

MATH 230

MTH 202

Calculus w/Analytic Geometry III

MATH 232

MTH 212

Differential Equations

MATH 336

PHY 201

General Physics I - Mechanics

PHYS 253

PHY 202

General Physics II - Electricity and Magnetism

PHYS 273

PHY 203

General Physics III - Thermal & Quantum Physics

PHYS 283

*SPE 101

Fundamentals of Speech Communication

COMS 100

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.

*Satisfies NIU core competency requirement for Oral Communication

 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 Harper 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. 

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 OR
ELE 429

Electrical Engineering Design Project

Biomedical Engineering Design Project

ISYE 220

Engineering Economy

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 Harper contact:

Harper College
Academic Advising and Counseling

1200 West Algonquin Road
Building I, Room I117

Palatine IL 60067
Monday through Thursday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (847)925-6393

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 2014.