Moraine Valley 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 Engineering Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree is highly recommended [1].  Students should always work closely with their community college advisor. Please contact the Academic Advising Center at Moraine Valley Community College for more help in planning your academic career. 

Courses at Moraine Valley Community College


Courses at MVCC

Equivalent courses
at NIU

CHM 131

Chemistry (University Oriented) I

CHEM 210 +212

COM 101

Composition I

ENGL 103

COM 102

Composition II

ENGL 104

CSC 140


CSC 240

Intro to Computer Science

CSCI 240

Advanced Computer Science

EGN 201

Engineering Statics

MEE 210

EGN 202

Engineering Dynamics

MEE 211

MTH 150

Calculus I/Analytic Geometry

MATH 229

MTH 151

Calculus II/Analytic Geometry

MATH 230

MTH 152

Calculus III/Analytic Geometry

MATH 232

MTH 201

Differential Equations

MATH 336

PHY 203


PHYS 253

PHY 204


PHY 205

Heat, Electricity and Magnetism

PHYS 273

Waves and Modern Physics

COM 103

Speech Fundamentals

COMS 100

Courses in Humanities and Fine Arts & Social and Behavioral Sciences

[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 MVCC 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 degree in Electrical Engineering

ELE 210


ELE 210U

Engineering Circuit Analysis

Engineering Circuit Laboratory Project

ELE 250


ELE 250U

Computer Engineering I

Computer Engineering I 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
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

Electives 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 and ask to speak with a Transfer Counselor.

For more information on transfer programs at Moraine Valley Community College contact:

Moraine Valley Community College

Academic Advising
9000 W. College Pkwy
Palos Hills, IL   60465-0937
(708) 974-5721


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.