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2009-2010 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Engineering Science, B.E. Major in


Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

This program reflects the need within a broad-based engineering curriculum, for a diversity of offerings reflecting the diversity of careers in the engineering field today. Engineering today encompasses many new technologies, but the core educational requirements remain a thorough grounding in mathematics, physical sciences, engineering sciences and design. The Engineering Science degree then allows students to specialize in one of two options: biomedical or civil. Both options integrate design throughout the curriculum, beginning with the first year, and culminating in a year-long major senior-level design project.

Program Educational Objectives

Graduates of the program will:

  1. A.      Become successful practitioners in biomedical engineering.
    B.      Become successful practitioners in civil engineering.
  2. Apply their liberal arts background to business and society.
  3. Continue to develop intellectually.
  4. Acclimate to the business environment.

The 11 generic indicators of achievement listed under Department of Engineering student outcomes apply specifically to graduates of each option within the Engineering Science degree program, as a measure of the program’s effectiveness in meeting its stated objectives.

Biomedical Option


Professor Rabbany, Adviser

Biomedical engineering or bioengineering is designed to bridge the gap between the life sciences and physical sciences by applying engineering concepts, methods and techniques to biology and medicine. An understanding of fundamental physiological processes using engineering methodology requires a broad background in basic engineering, sciences and mathematics. Two emphases (biomechanics and bioelectricity) are available to the students, differing from each other by five courses.

Biomechanics


In the biomechanics area required courses include:

Bioelectricity


In the bioelectricity area these courses are replaced by:

Biomedical Option Candidates for Graduation Must Fulfill the Following Requirements:


1. Total Semester Hours: Minimum of 134


The successful completion of at least 134 semester hours, excluding Military Science, completed at Hofstra.

2. Liberal Arts Semester Hour Requirement: Minimum of 62


At least 62 semester hours must be completed in the liberal arts. No course in the Department of Engineering may count toward this requirement except for:

3. Residence Requirement


There are two requirements that must ordinarily be completed in residence at Hofstra: 15 semester hours in the major field of specialization and the last 30 semester hours. The 15 semester hours need not be included within the last 30 hours.

4. General and Major Requirements


The following general and major requirements: WSC 1 or placement examination* and WSC 2; 3 hours in literature, literature in translation or comparative literature (chosen from distribution courses designated LT); 3 hours in behavioral social sciences (chosen from distribution courses designated BH), 3 hours in history, philosophy, religion in social sciences (chosen from distribution courses designated HP) and 6 hours in humanities or social sciences. Students transferring in with previous social science/humanities credits may use them in place of distribution requirements in the same category as the transferred credits.

Courses may not be taken on a Pass/D+/D/Fail basis.

Recommended Sequence - Biomedical Option - Total Semester Hours: 134


Reflecting the fact that not all full-time students can and do adhere to a four year time frame for degree completion, the suggested sequence below shows a possible alignment of courses within that compass.

First Year


  1st Sem. 2nd. Sem.
ENGG 15 , 10  6 -
ENGG 19  - 3
CHEM 3A  , 3B  4 -
WSC 1 , 2  3 3
MATH 71 , 72  4 4
PHYS 11A , 11B  - 5
Total 17 15

 

Second Year


  1st Sem. 2nd. Sem.
ENGG 25 , 28  3 3
ENGG 27 , 30  - 6
ENGG 81  3 -
BIO 11 , 12  4 4
MATH 73 , 131  4 3
PHYS 12A  4 -
Total 18 16

 

Third Year


   1st. Sem.  2nd. Sem.
ENGG 26  or 33      3  -
ENGG 34   1  -
ENGG 113 , 115  or 32A   3  3
ENGG 160A , 163  or 32B   1  1
ENGG 182     -  3
ENGG 150   3  -
ENGG 101   -  3
SPCM 1  or 7   3  -
Literature or literature in translation  **  -  3
Social science or humanities  **  3  -
Technical electives    -  4
Total  17  17

 

Fourth Year


  1st. Sem. 2nd. Sem.
ENGG 100  3 -
ENGG 114  or 104  - 3
ENGG 143A , 143G  3 3
ENGG 166B , 183  3 3
ENGG 169  or 170  or 192  1 -
TPP 112  3 -
Social science or humanities  **  3 6
Technical electives - 3
Total 16 18

 

Civil Option


Professor Alvarez, Adviser

Civil engineering shares with military engineering the distinction of being the earliest of the engineering disciplines. Today’s civil engineer is concerned with a broad spectrum of problems relating to structures and the infrastructures of modern society. The civil option provides a thorough preparation and professional training in the fundamentals of engineering and related fields with a major thrust in structural analysis and design. All civil option degree candidates must take the Engineering Fundamentals Examination prior to graduation.

Civil Option Candidates for Graduation Must Fulfill the Following Requirements:


1. Total Semester Hours: Minimum of 134


The successful completion of at least 134 semester hours, excluding Military Science, completed at Hofstra.

2. Liberal Arts Semester Hour Requirement: Minimum of 62


At least 62 semester hours must be completed in the liberal arts. No course in the Department of Engineering may count toward this requirement except for:

3. Residence Requirement


There are two requirements that must ordinarily be completed in residence at Hofstra: 15 semester hours in the major field of specialization and the last 30 semester hours. The 15 semester hours need not be included within the last 30 hours.

4. General and Major Requirements


The following general and major requirements: WSC 1 or placement examination* and WSC 2; 3 hours in literature, literature in translation or comparative literature (chosen from distribution courses designated LT); 3 hours in behavioral social sciences (chosen from distribution courses designated BH), 3 hours in history, philosophy, religion in social sciences (chosen from distribution courses designated HP) and 6 hours in humanities or social sciences. Students transferring in with previous social science/humanities credits may use them in place of distribution requirements in the same category as the transferred credits.

Courses may not be taken on a Pass/D+/D/Fail basis.

Recommended Sequence - Civil Option - Total Semester Hours: 134


First Year


  1st. Sem. 2nd. Sem.
ENGG 15 , 10  6 -
ENGG 19  - 3
CHEM 3A , 3B  4 -
WSC 1 , 2  3 3
MATH 71 , 72  4 4
PHYS 11A , 11B  - 5
Total 17 15

 

Second Year


  1st. Sem. 2nd. Sem.
ENGG 25 , 26   3 3
ENGG 28   -  3
ENGG 112   -  2
MATH 73 , 131   4  3
PHYS 12A   4  -
SPCM 1  or 7   3  -
Literature or literature in translation  **  -  3
Social science or humanities  **  3  3
Total  17  17

 

Third Year


  1st. Sem. 2nd. Sem.
ENGG 27 , 47  - 6
ENGG 30 , 34    3 1
ENGG 113 , 115  3 3
ENGG 132 , 135 , 147  6 3
ENGG 160A , 163  1 1
ENGG 150  3 -
MATH 144  or ENGG 101  - 3
Total 16 17

 

Fourth Year


  1st. Sem. 2nd. Sem.
ENGG 62 , 120    1 3
ENGG 100 , 136  3 3
ENGG 143A , 143G  3 3
ENGG 169  1 -
TPP 112  3 -
Social science or humanities  **  3 3
Technical electives 6 3
Total 20 15

 

Footnotes


*If this requirement is fulfilled by passing the placement examination, 3 s.h. in the humanities or social sciences should be taken with adviser’s approval.

**With adviser’s approval.

† Biomechanical option will choose technical electives from the following list of courses: CHEM 131A , 132A , 162 ; ENGG 112 , 116 , 129 , 130 , 131 , 187 .

†† Bioelectricity option will choose technical electives from the following list of courses: CHEM 131A , 132A , 162 ; ENGG 36 176 , 177 , 180 , 187 .

††† Civil engineering option will choose technical electives from the following list of courses: ENGG 110 , 117 , 129 , 131 , 134 

See also:


See also: Complete B.E. Requirements in the Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section of this Bulletin.