Sauk Valley 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 Science (A.S.) Degree is highly recommended (1).   Students should always work closely with their community college advisor. Please contact Thomas Breed, Counselor Sauk Valley Community College 815-835-6390 for more help in planning your academic career.

 Courses at Sauk Valley

Courses at SV

Equivalent courses at NIU

CIS 207

C++ Programming 1

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

ENG 101

English Composition I

ENGL 103


English Composition II

ENGL 104

EGR 103 Engineering Graphics MEE 275 (not required in ELE at NIU)

MAT 203

Calculus & Analytic Geometry I

MATH 229

MAT 204

Calculus & Analytic Geometry II

MATH 230

MAT 205

Calculus & Analytic Geometry III

MATH 232

MAT 211

Differential Equations

MATH 336

CHE 105

General  Chemistry I

CHEM 210+212

PHY 211

Engineering  Physics I

PHYS 253

PHY  212

Engineering Physics II

PHYS 273

PHY 213 Engineering Physics III PHYS 283

PHY 221

Mechanics I (Statics)

MEE 210 (Major dept will need to substitute for MEE 209, inquire at orientation)

PHY 222

Mechanics II (Dynamics)

MEE 211 (Major dept will need to substitute for MEE 209, inquire at orientation)

PHY 246

Introduction to Circuit Analysis

ELE 210

PHY 247

Circuit Analysis Lab

ELE 210U

Courses in Humanities/Fine Arts and Social/Behavioral Science as required.

[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 SV and the rest at NIU. Northern Illinois University’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 SV 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. 

COMS 100

Fundamentals of Oral Communication

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
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

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.

For more information about the Engineering Transfer Program at Sauk Valley Community College  

Thomas Breed M.A.
Counselor173 IL Route 2
Dixon, IL 61021

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.