College of Lake County 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 Advising and Transfer Center at College of Lake County for more help in planning your academic career.


Courses at College of Lake County


Courses at CLC
Equivalent courses
at NIU
CHM 121L General Chemistry I CHEM 210 +212
CIT 141 + 241 Computer Science for Engineers CSCI 240
CMM 121 * Fundamentals of Speech COMS 100
ENG 121 English Composition I ENGL 103
ENG 122 English Composition II ENGL 104
EGR 125 Statics & Dynamics MEE 210 & 211 (Major dept. will need to substitute for MEE 209 – inquire at orientation)
EGR 225 Statistics & Dynamics MEE 210 & 211 (Major dept. will need to substitute for MEE 209 – inquire at orientation)
EGR 260 Engineering Circuit Analysis ELE 210
MTH 145 Calculus w/Analytic Geometry I MATH 229
MTH 146 Calculus w/Analytic Geometry II MATH 230
MTH 246 Calculus w/Analytic Geometry III MATH 232
MTH 227 Intro to Differential Equations MATH 336
PHY 123 Engineering Physics PHYS 253
PHY 124 Engineering Physics PHYS 273
Courses in Humanities and Fine Arts & Social and Behavioral Sciences as required.
*Satisfies NIU core competency requirement for oral communication.
[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 CLC 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 210U Engineering Circuit 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
OR
ELE 429

Electrical Engineering Design Project
Biomedical Engineering Design Project
ISYE 220 Engineering Economy
STAT 350
OR
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
CEET EB 330
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115-2854
(815)753-9974

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 the Engineering Transfer Program at College of Lake County contact:
Division Office
19351 West Washington Street
Grayslake, IL 60030-1198   
Grayslake - Phone: (847) 543-2060
Lakeshore – Phone: (847) 543-2186
Southlake – Phone: (847) 543-6501

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.