Rock Valley College and NIU CEET Transfer Guidelines 
B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering

College

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. Students should always work closely with their community college advisor. Please contact the Advising and Transfer Center at Rock Valley College or NIU’s Transfer Center for more help in planning your academic career..

 2 years at Rock Valley College

Courses at ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE

Equivalent courses at NIU

EGR 206

Statics

MEE 210 (major department will need to substitute for MEE 209)

EGR 207

Dynamics

MEE 211 (major departments will need to substitute for MEE 209)

ENG 101

English Composition I

ENGL 103

ENG 103

English Composition II

ENGL 104

MATH  135

Calculus with Analytic Geometry I

MATH 229

MATH  235

Calculus with Analytic Geometry II

MATH 230

MATH  236

Calculus with  Analytic Geometry III

MATH 232

MATH  240

Differential Equations

MATH 336

CHEM 120

General  Chemistry I

CHEM 210+212

PHYSICS 215

MECHANICS, WAVE MOTION & THERMODYNAMICS

PHYS 253

PHYSI CS 225

ELECTRICITY, MAGNETISM, LIGHT & MODERN

PHYSICS

PHYS 273

CIS 276

INTRO TO C/C++  PROGRAMMING

CSCI 240 (major dept will need to adjust, inquire at orientation)

SPH 131

FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH

COMS 100

EGR 250 Digital Electronics ELE 250 + ELE 250U
EGR 231 Engineering Circuit Analysis ELE 210 + ELE 210U

EGR 101

INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING

UEET 101

2-3 courses in Humanities/Social Sciences (See Below)

[1].  Only A.A. and A.S. degrees satisfy NIU's general education requirements.

 Social Science/Humanities Electives

It is recommended that two or three courses in Humanities/Social Sciences be taken at COD and the rest at NIU. 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 COD advisor, verify general education requirements in the NIU Undergraduate Catalog, and check the Community College Articulation Tables for transferability.


2+ years 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 Electromagnetic

ELE 380

Control Systems I

ELE 491

Electrical Engineering Design Proposal

ELE 492

Electrical Engineering Design Project

ISYE 220

Engineering Economy

STAT 350
 or
ISYE 335

Intro to Probability and Statistics

Statistics for Engineering

PHYS 283

Fundamentals of Physics III

 

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

Computer Engineering

TOTAL HOURS FOR A MAJOR IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING: 104


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 on transfer programs at Rock Valley College contact:

Rock Valley College
3301 N Mulford Road
Rockford IL 61114-5699
(815)654-4250

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 2012.