Transfer Guidelines for
B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering
 Moraine Valley Community College

The 2+2 Plan for Community Students
2 years at Moraine Valley Community College
2+ years at NIU
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Electrical Engineering

The electrical engineering discipline encompasses a broad spectrum of technical areas that study electrical phenomena and its properties. The theory, design, development and application of systems that generate power through circuitry, equipment, and other various devices, create innovative ways to improve people's lives. The electrical engineering field employs the largest number of engineers because almost everything in today's world need electricity to run.


B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering at NIU

The curriculum provides students with a fundamental and practical knowledge of electronic devices and circuits, electromagnetic fields, electronic materials, digital signals and systems, computers, communication systems, antenna design, and many forms of electronic design. The new Engineering Building (built in 1995) includes extensive laboratory facilities that are equipped with state-of-the-art representations of exactly that which is found in the commercial sector. There is the robotics and sensor lab, a microelectronic design lab, a class 100 clean room, an application oriented DSP lab with an anechoic chamber, an RF communication slab with a walk in shielded enclosure, an out-of-doors antenna testing tower, a dedicated computer lab, an image processing lab, and a biomedical signal analysis lab.


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 guidelines in this brochure while completing an Associate's Degree is highly recommended1. Students should always work closely with their community college advisor. Please contact Moraine Valley Community College, Academic Advising Center at (708)974-5721 for more help in planning your academic career.


2 years at Moraine Valley Community College
 at Moraine
 courses at NIU
IAI Codes
 CHM 131  Chemistry (University Oriented) I  CHEM 210T+212  EGR 961
 COM 101  Composition I  ENGL 103  
 COM 102  Composition II  ENGL 104  
 COM 103
 COM 112
 Speech Fundamentals  COMS 100  
 Technical Communications II  COMS 100  
 EGN 201  Engineering Statics  MEE 210  EGR 942
 EGN 202  Engineering Dynamics  MEE 211  EGR 943
 MIS 160
 CSC 140
 C++ Programming I  CSCI 240  
Intro Computer Science  CSCI 240  
 MTH 150  Analytic Geometry & Calculus I  MATH 229  EGR 901
 MTH 151 Analytic Geometry &  Calculus II  MATH 230  EGR 902
 MTH 152 Analytic Geometry &  Calculus III  MATH 232  EGR 903
 MTH 201  Differential Equations  MATH 336  EGR 904
 PHY 203  Mechanics  PHYS 253  EGR 911
 PHY 204  Heat, Electricity and Magnetism  PHYS 273  EGR 912
Humanities and Arts
Social Sciences
[1]Northern Illinois University permits students to transfer up to a maximum of 66 semester hours of community college credit. Only A.A. and A.S. 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 Oakton College 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 major in Electrical Engineering.
 ELE 210  Engineering Circuit Analysis
 ELE 210U  Engineering Circuit Laboratory Project
 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 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  Electrical Engineering Design Project
 IENG 220  Engineering Economy
 PHYS 283  Fundamentals of Physics III
 STAT 350
 IENG 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 491, ELE 492 and ELE 497. With the approval of the Department of Electrical Engineering, other mathematics, sciences, or engineering courses maybe 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 areas: Microelectronics/Biomedical, Power Controls, Digital Communications, Electromagnetics.



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


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:


For more information on transfer programs at Moraine Valley Community College contact:

Moraine Valley Community College
Academic Advising Center
10900 S 88th Ave
Palos Hills, IL 60465-9988

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 2006.


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