Undergraduate Programs

Electrical Engineering Technology Curriculum

In addition to departmental requirements, students pursuing the electrical engineering technology area of study are required to fulfill the NIU general education requirements as outlined in the Undergraduate Catalog. 

The following illustrates a suggested student schedule. 

Freshman (fall)

CHEM 110 (or 210T) - General Chemistry I (3 credits)

CHEM 111 (or 212) - General Chemistry I Lab (1 credit)

MATH 155 - Trigonometry (3 credits)

COMS 100 - Communications I (3 credits)

ENGL103 - Composition I (3 credits)

General Education Requirement #1 (3 credits)

16 total semester hours


Freshman (spring)

MATH 229 - Calculus I (4 credits)

ENGL104 - Composition II (3 credits)

PHYS 250 - General Physics I (4 credits)

TECH 175 - Electronic Fund (3 credits)

TECH 175a -  Electronic Fund Lab (1 credits)

15 total semester hours


Sophomore (fall)

MATH 230 - Calculus II  (4 credits)

TECH 211 - CAD (3 credits)

TECH 270 - Elect Fund & Cir Anal. I (3 credits)

TECH 265 - Basic Manufacturing Processes (3 credits)

TECH 270a - Elect Fund & Cir Anal. Lab (1 credits)

General Education Requirement #2 (3 credits)

17 total semester hours


Sophomore (spring)

CSCI 240 - Computer Programming (C) (4 credits)

TECH 271 - Elect Fund & Cir Anal. II (3 credits)

TECH 271a - Elect Fund & Cir Anal. II Lab (1 credits)

TECH 276 - Electronics I (3 credits)

TECH 276a - Electronics I Lab (1 credits)

TECH 277 - Digital Logic Design(3 credits)

TECH 277a - Digital Logic Design Lab(1 credits)

16 total semester hours


Junior (fall)

TECH 376 - Electronics II (3 credits)

TECH 376a - Electronics II Lab (1 credits)

TECH 375 - Control Systems (3 credits)

General Education Requirement #3 (3 credits)

STAT 208 - Basic Statistics and Probability (3 credits)

EET Elective #1 (3 credits)

16 total semester hours

Junior (spring)

TECH 377 - Microproc. and interfacing (3 credits)

TECH 377a - Microproc. and interfacing Lab (1 credits)

TECH 379 - Electric Machines (3 credits)

TECH 379a - Electric Machines Lab (1 credits)

Engl 308 - Technical Writing (3 credits)

TECH378 - Communications (3 credits)

TECH378a - Communications Lab (1 credits)

15 total semester hours


Senior (fall)

TECH 477 - Senior Projects I (1 credits)

General Education Requirement #4 (3 credits)

Tech 476 - Industrial Control Electronics (3 credits)

EET elective #2 (3 credits)

TECH 443 - Engineering Economy (3 credits)

EET Elective #3 (3 credits)

16 total semester hours


Senior (spring)

TECH 478  - Senior Projects II (3 credits)

General Education Requirement #5 (3 credits)

General Education Requirement #6 (3 credits)

EET Elective #4 (3 credits)

EET elective #5 (3 credits)

15 total semester hours  


Electrical Engineering Technology electives include:

TECH 295  - Industrial Data Processing

TECH 425 - Programmable Electronic Controllers

TECH 430 - Microcontrollers Interfacing and Applications

TECH 470 - Fiber Optics Communications

TECH 471 - Digital and Data Communication

TECH 472 - Integrated Circuit Devices

TECH 473 - Advanced Digital Design

TECH 479 - Special Topics in Engineering Technology