Heartland Community 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 Engineering Science (AES) Degree is highly recommended [1].   Students should always work closely with their community college advisor. Please contact the Counseling & Transfer Center at Heartland CC for more help in planning your academic career.

Courses at Heartland Community College

Courses at HCC

Equivalent courses
at NIU

CHEM 161

General Chemistry I

CHEM 210 +212

CSCI 221+130+131

C++ Programming

CSCI 240+241

CHEM 162

General Chemistry II

Not  required at NIU (see department for substitution at orientation)

ENG 101

Composition I

ENGL 103

ENG 102

Composition II

ENGL 104

Math 161

Calculus I

MATH 229

Math 162

Calculus II

MATH 230

Math 163

Calculus III

MATH 232

Math 272

Differential Equations

MATH 336

PHYS 171


PHYS 253

PHY 172

Electricity & Magnetism

PHYS 273

PHYS 173

Fluids & Thermal  Physics

Not  required at NIU (see department for substitution at orientation)

PHYS 174

Quantum Physics

PHYS 283 (not articulated for NIU) (see department for substitution at orientation)

ENGR 271

Engineering Mechanics: Statistics

MEE 210

ENGR 272

Engineering Mechanics-Dynamics

MEE 211

ENGR 110

Engineering Graphics

MEE 270 (not required for ELE at NIU)

*COMM 101

Intro to Oral Communication

COMS 100

Courses in Humanities and Fine Arts & Social and 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 Heartland Community 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 210

Engineering Circuit Analysis

ELE 210U

Engineering Circuit  Laboratory Project

ELE 250

Computer Engineering I

ELE 250U

Computer Engineering l Laboratory

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

Electrical Engineering Design Project

ISYE 220

Engineering Economy

ISYE 335
STAT 350

Statistics for Engineering

Introduction to Probability and Statistics

UEET 101

Introduction to Engineering

18 Semester Hours if 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

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 2014