College of Dupage and NIU CEET Transfer Guidelines 
B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering
Emphasis 2. Biomedical 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 the Natural and Applied Sciences Division at the College of DuPage for more help in planning your academic career.

Courses at College of DuPage

Courses at COD
Equivalent courses at NIU
CHEMI 1551 Principles of Chemistry I CHEM 210+212
CIS 2541 C++ Language Programming CSCI 240 (major dept will need to adjust, inquire at orientation)
ENGIN 2213 Introduction to Digital Systems ELE 250
ENGIN 2210 Circuit Analysis & Theory ELE 210
ENGLI 1101 English Composition I ENGL 103
ENGLI 1102 English Composition II ENGL 104
MATH 2231 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I MATH 229
MATH 2232 Calculus & Analytic Geometry II MATH 230
MATH 2233 Calculus & Analytic Geometry III MATH 232
MATH 2270 Differential Equations MATH 336
PHYSI 2111 Physics for Science and Engineering I PHYS 253
PHYSI 2112 Physics for Science and Engineering II PHYS 273
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 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.


Courses at NIU

Remaining classes to be taken at NIU's College of Engineering and Engineering Technology to earn a major in Electrical Engineering with Emphasis in Biomedical Engineering.

COMS 100
Fundamentals of Oral Communication
ELE 210U Engineering Circuit Laboratory Project
ELE 315 Signals and Systems
ELE 330 Electronic Circuits
ELE 335 Theory of Semiconductor Devices I
ELE 356 Computer Engineering II
ELE 370 Engineering Electromagnetics
ELE 380 Control Systems I
ELE 420 Medical Instrumentation
ELE 425 Biomedical Signal Processing
ELE 429 Biomedical Engineering Design Project
ELE 491 Electrical Engineering Design Proposal
ISYE 335
STAT 350
Statistics for Engineering
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
PHYS 283 Fundamentals of Physics III: Quantum Physics
UEET 101 Introduction to Engineering

Track 1

Track 1 is for students who intend to pursue a career as biomedical engineers. Track 2 is for students who intend to pursue careers such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, or podiatry. Students need to consult with the advisors of pre-professional programs to ensure meeting all requirements

BIOS 311
BIOS 357
Functional Human Anatomy
Human Anatomy and Physiology
CHEM 230+231 Introductory Organic Chemistry & Lab
CHEM 370 Introductory Biochemistry
18-19  semester credit hours of Electives. Choose 6 credit hours from any 400-level course from the Department of Electrical Engineering, there are some exceptions, see your advisor. Choose 12 credit hours from the following: BIOS 213, BIOS 359, ELE 421, ELE 499H, ISYE 410, KNPE 313, KNPE 314, PHYS 335, PHYS 434.

Track 2

BIOS 208+210
Fundamentals of Biology I & Lab
BIOS 209+211 Fundamentals of Biology II & Lab
BIOS 355 Human Physiology
CHEM 211+213 General Chemistry II & Lab
CHEM 330 + 332 General Organic Chemistry I & Lab
CHEM 331 General Organic Chemistry II
Electives- 6 semester credit hours. Choose 6 from the following, at least 3 semester hours of which must be from the college of Engineering and Engineering Technology:   ELE 421, ELE 499H, ISYE 410, KNPE 313, KNPE 314, PHYS 335.

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 College of DuPage contact:
College of DuPage
Natural and Applied Sciences Division
425 Fawell Boulevard
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599

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.