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2012-2013 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 131


The successful completion of at least 131 semester hours, excluding Military Science, completed at Hofstra.

2. Liberal Arts Semester Hour Requirement: Minimum of 68


At least 68 semester hours must be completed in the liberal arts, with at least 48 of these semester hours taken outside of engineering.

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 001  or placement examination* and WSC 002 ; 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. Transfer credit will only count toward the major for engineering courses completed with a minimum grade of C-.

A cumulative average of C or better is required in the courses: ENGG 025 , 026  or 033 , 027 , 028 , 030 100 , 113 , 115  or 032A ; a cumulative average of C or better is required in all engineering courses. 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.

Recommended Sequence - Biomedical Option - Total Semester Hours: 131


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 015 , 010  6 -
ENGG 019  - 3
CHEM 003A  , 003B  4 -
WSC 001 , 002  3 3
MATH 071 , 072  4 4
PHYS 011A , 011B  - 5
Total 17 15

 

Second Year


  1st Sem. 2nd. Sem.
ENGG 025 , 028  3 3
ENGG 030  - 3
ENGG 081  3 -
BIO 011 , 012  4 4
MATH 073 , 131  4 3
PHYS 012A  4 -
Social science or humanities **  - 3
Total 18 16

 

Third Year


   1st. Sem.  2nd. Sem.
ENGG 026  or 033      3  -
ENGG 027  3 -
ENGG 034   1  -
ENGG 113 , 115  or 032A   3  3
ENGG 160A , 163  or 032B   1  1
ENGG 182     -  3
ENGG 150   3  -
ENGG 101   -  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 3
Technical electives - 3
Total 16 15

 

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 register for the Engineering Fundamentals Examination prior to graduation.

Civil Option Candidates for Graduation Must Fulfill the Following Requirements:


1. Total Semester Hours: Minimum of 131


The successful completion of at least 131 semester hours, excluding Military Science, completed at Hofstra.

2. Liberal Arts Semester Hour Requirement: Minimum of 68


At least 68 semester hours must be completed in the liberal arts, with at least 48 of these semester hours taken outside of Engineering.

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 001  or placement examination* and WSC 002 ; 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. Transfer credit will only count toward the major for engineering courses completed with a minimum grade of C-.

A cumulative average of C or better is required in the courses: ENGG 025 , 026 , 027 , 028 , 030 , 100 , 113 , 115  ; a cumulative average of C or better is required in all engineering courses. 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 with in that compass

Recommended Sequence - Civil Option - Total Semester Hours: 131


First Year


  1st. Sem. 2nd. Sem.
ENGG 015 , 010  6 -
ENGG 019  - 3
CHEM 003A , 003B  4 -
WSC 001 , 002  3 3
MATH 071 , 072  4 4
PHYS 011A , 011B  - 5
Total 17 15

 

Second Year


  1st. Sem. 2nd. Sem.
ENGG 025 , 026   3 3
ENGG 028   -  3
ENGG 112   -  2
MATH 073 , 131   4  3
PHYS 012A   4  -
Literature or literature in translation  **  -  3
Social science or humanities  **  6  3
Total  17  17

 

Third Year


  1st. Sem. 2nd. Sem.
ENGG 027 , 047  3 3
ENGG 030 , 034    3 1
ENGG 113 , 115  - 6
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 062 , 120    1 3
ENGG 100 , 136  3 3
ENGG 143A , 143G  3 3
ENGG 169  1 -
TPP 112  3 -
Social science or humanities  **  - 3
Technical electives 6 3
Total 17 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: BCHM 162 ; CHEM 131A 132A ; ENGG 112 , 116 , 129 , 130 , 131 , 187 .

†† Bioelectricity option will choose technical electives from the following list of courses: BCHM 162 CHEM 131A 132A ENGG 036 176 , 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.