Oakton 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 of Science in Engineering (ASE) degree is highly recommended [1]. Students should always work closely with their community college advisor. Please contact the Advising and Counseling Center at Oakton Community College for more help in planning your academic career. 

Courses at Oakton Community College

 Courses at OCC


 Equivalent courses at NIU

 CHM 121 

 General College Chemistry I

 CHEM 210+212

 CIS 220

 Intro to C Programming

 CSCI 240

 EGL 101 

 Composition I

 ENGL 103

 EGL 102 

 Composition II

 ENGL 104

 ENG 211 

 Analytical Mechanics (Statics)

 MEE 210

 ENG 212 

 Analytical Mechanics (Dynamics)

 MEE 211

 ENG 220

 Engineering Circuit Analysis

 ELE 210

 ENG 250 

 Intro to Digital Systems

 ELE 250

 MAT 250

 Calculus I

 MATH 229

 MAT 251 

 Calculus II

 MATH 230

 MAT 252 

 Calculus III

 MATH 232

 MAT 262 

 Ordinary Differential Equations

 MATH 336

 PHY 221 

 General Physics I

 PHYS 253

 PHY 222 

 General Physics II

 PHYS 273

 PHY 223 

 Modern Physics

 PHYS 283 (major dept will adjust)

 SPE 103

 Effective Speech

 COMS 100


Courses in Humanities and Fine Arts & Social and Behavioral Sciences

[1] Only AA and AS 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 OCC 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 210U

 Engineering Circuit Analysis Lab

 ELE 250U

 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 350

 Engineering Logic Design

 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

 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 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 at: http://www.ceet.niu.edu. 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-fee in Illinois)
or (815)753-0446

Apply on-line at: http://www.admissions.niu.edu/admissions/

For more information on transfer programs at Oakton Community College contact:

Advising and Counseling Center
Des Plaines Campus, Room 1130


Ray Hartstein Campus, Room A105

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 NIU Undergraduate Catalog. Information in this brochure is valid through August 2014.