Waubonsee 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's in Engineering Science (AES) Degree is highly recommended [1].  Students should always work closely with their community college advisor. Please contact the Counseling & Transfer Center at Waubonsee Community College for more help in planning your academic career.

Courses at Waubonsee                           Equivalent Courses at NIU 

CHM 121

General Chemistry

CHEM 210+212

ENG 101

Freshman English I

ENGL 103

ENG 102

Freshman English II

ENGL 104

EGR 240

Intro to Circuit Analysis

ELE 210

EGR 220

Analytical Mechanics - Statics

MEE 210

EGR 230

Analytical Mechanics - Dynamics

MEE 211

CIS 130+230

"C++" Programming

CSCI 240

MTH 131

Calculus w/Analytic Geometry I

MATH 229

MTH 132

Calculus w/Analytic Geometry II

MATH 230

MTH 233

Calculus w/Analytic Geometry III

MATH 232

MTH 240

Differential Equations

MATH 336

PHY 221

General Physics I

PHYS 253

PHY 222

General Physics II

PHYS 273

*COM 100

Fundamentals of Speech Communications

COMS 100

       Courses in Humanities /Fine Arts and Social /Behavioral Sciences as required        
       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 Counseling and Transfer Center at Waubonsee to 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 Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering


Engineering Circuit Laboratory Project 1

ELE 250

Computer Engineering I

ELE 250U

Computer Engineering Laboratory l

ELE 315

Signals and Systems

ELE 330

Electronic Circuits

ELE 335

Theory of Semiconductor Devices I

ELE 340

Electrical Power System

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

PHYS 283

Fundamentals of Physics III: Quantum Physics

STAT 350
IENG 335

Intro 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 courses must be selected from one of the following areas: Microelectronics, Power /Controls, Signal Processing/Communications, Electromagnetic 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 about the Engineering Transfer Program:

Waubonsee Community College
State Route 47 & Harter Road
Sugar Grove IL 60554

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 2014.