Rock Valley College 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 should always work closely with their community college advisor. Please contact the Advising and Transfer Center at Rock Valley College or NIU’s Transfer Center for more help in planning your academic career.

 2 years at Rock Valley College


Equivalent courses at NIU

ENG 101

English Composition I

ENGL 103

ENG 103

English Composition II

ENGL 104

MATH  135

Calculus with Analytic Geometry I

MATH 229

MATH  235

Calculus with Analytic Geometry II

MATH 230

MATH  236

Calculus with  Analytic Geometry III

MATH 232

MATH  240

Differential Equations

MATH 336

CHEM 120

General  Chemistry I

CHEM 210+212



PHYS 253




PHYS 273

CIS 276


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

EGR 231 Engineering Circuit Analysis ELE 210 + ELE 210U
EGR 250 Digital Electronics ELE 250 + ELE 250 250U

EGR 101


UEET 101

2-3 courses in Humanities/Social Sciences (See Below)

[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.

 2+ years 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 on transfer programs at Rock Valley College contact:

Rock Valley College
3301 N Mulford Road
Rockford IL 61114-5699

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.