Sauk 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 Industrial & Systems 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. Students should always work closely with their community college advisor. Please contact the Thomas Breed, Counselor at 815-835-6390 for more help in planning your academic career.

 Courses at College Sauk Valley

Courses at SV

Equivalent courses at NIU

CIS 207   

C++ Programming 1

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


General  Chemistry I

CHEM 210+212

ENG 101

English Composition I

ENGL 103

ENG 103

English Composition II

ENGL 104

MAT 203

Calculus & Analytic Geometry I

MATH 229

MAT 204

Calculus & Analytic Geometry II

MATH 230

MAT 205

Calculus & Analytic Geometry III

MATH 232

MAT 211

Differential Equations

MATH 336

PHY 211

Engineering  Physics I

PHYS 253

PHY 212

Engineering Physics II

PHYS 273

PHY 213

Engineering Physics III

PHYS 283  (not required for ISYE at NIU)

EGR 103

Engineering Graphics

MEE 270

PHY 221

Mechanics I  (Statics)

MEE 210 (Major dept. will need to substitute for MEE 209 – inquire at orientation)

PHY 222

Mechanics II (Dynamics)

MEE 211 (Major dept. will need to substitute for MEE 209 – inquire at orientation)

PHY 246

Introduction to Circuit Analysis

ELE 210

PHY 247

Circuit Analysis Laboratory

ELE 210U

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 SV and the rest at NIU. Northern Illinois University’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 SV 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 Bachelors Degree  in Industrial and Systems Engineering.

COMS 100

Fundamentals of Oral Communication

ISYE 220

Engineering Economy

ISYE 250

Introduction to Lean Systems Engineering

ISYE 310

Work Measurement & Work Design

ISYE 334

Probability for Engineering

ISYE 335

Statistics for Engineering

ISYE 350

Principles of Manufacturing Processes

ISYE 370

Operations Research: Deterministic Models

ISYE 371

Operations Research: Probabilistic Models

ISYE 410

Human Factors Engineering

ISYE 430

Quality Control

ISYE 440

Production Planning & Control

ISYE 450

Integrated Manufacturing Systems

ISYE 460

Facilities Planning & Design

ISYE 480

Simulation Modeling & Analysis

ISYE 495

Senior Design Project

PSYC 102*

Introduction to Psychology

UEET 101

Introduction to Engineering

* Satisfies social science general education requirement for NIU.

 15 semester credit hours of Technical Electives

Choose at least 9 semester hours from non-required industrial and systems engineering courses at the 300 or 400 levels.  The remaining 6 semester hours may be chosen from:   non-required industrial and systems engineering  300 or 400-level courses or any 300 or 400-level courses in electrical engineering or mechanical engineering except MEE 330 and MEE 331 or from the following:   ACCY 206, ACCY 207, ACCY 288, BIOS 311, COMS 302, COMS 361, ECON 301, ECON 361, ECON 386, MATH 240, MATH 360, MATH 380, MATH 434, MATH 435, MGMT 333, OMIS 351, OMIS 442, PSYC 345, PSYC 372, STAT 470, STAT 473, STAT 473A, STAT 474, STAT 478,. Other courses not shown in this list may be chosen with the consent of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. 

For More Information

For more information on the Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering write or call:

Department of ISYE
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 Sauk Valley Community College  

Thomas Breed M.A.
Counselor173 IL Route 2
Dixon, IL 61021

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.