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  Sep 26, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

Engineering Science, BE 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. Three emphases (biomechanics, bioelectricity and premedicine) are available to the students. The biomechanics and bioelectricity emphases differ from each other by five courses as outlined below. The course requirements for the premedicine emphasis, which is intended for bioengineering students interested in pursuing health professions, are listed separately.  

Biomechanics


In the biomechanics area required courses include:

Bioelectricity


In the bioelectricity area these courses are replaced by:

Biomedical Option (Biomechanics/Bioelectricity emphases) 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 033 118 , 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 (Biomechanics/Bioelectricity emphases) - 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   3 3
ENGG 016   - 3
WSC 001 , 002   3 3
MATH 071 , 072   4 4
PHYS 011A , 011B   5 -
PHYS 012A   - 4
Total 15 17

Second Year


  1st Sem. 2nd. Sem.
ENGG 025 , 028   3 3
ENGG 030   - 3
ENGG 081   - 3
ENGG 100   3 -
BIO 011 , 012   4 4
CHEM 003A , 003B   3 1
MATH 073   4 -
Social science or humanities **   - 3
Total 17 17

 

Third Year


   1st. Sem.  2nd. Sem.
ENGG 026  or 033      3  -
ENGG 118    3 -
ENGG 034    1  -
ENGG 113 , 115  or 032A    3  3
ENGG 160A , 108  or 032B   1  1
ENGG 182     -  3
ENGG 150   -  3
MATH 131    3  -
Literature or literature in translation  **  -  3
Social science or humanities  **  3  3
Total  17  16

 

Fourth Year


  1st. Sem. 2nd. Sem.
ENGG 185   3 -
ENGG 114  or 104   3 -
ENGG 143D , 143G   3 3
ENGG 166B , 183   3 3
ENGG 169  or 170  or 192   - 1
TPP 112  or ENGG 019  or PHI 014  or PHI 090   - 3
Social science or humanities  **  - 3
Technical electives 3 4
Total 15 17

 

Biomedical Option (Premedicine emphasis) 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 ; SOC 004 , PSY 001 , 3 hours in literature, literature in translation or comparative literature (chosen from distribution courses designated LT); 3 hours in history, philosophy, religion in social sciences (chosen from distribution courses designated HP) and 3 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 , 028 , 030 100 , 113 , 115 , 118 , 182 ; 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 (Premedicine emphasis) - 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.
MATH 071 072  4 4
CHEM 003A , 003B   4 -
CHEM 004A , 004B   - 4
ENGG 010 , 015 019   6 3
SOC 004   - 3
WSC 001 , 002   3 3
TOTAL 17 17

Second Year


  1st Sem. 2nd Sem.
MATH 073   4 -
BIO 011 012   4 4
PHYS 011A 011B   5 -
PHYS 012A , 012B   - 5
ENGG 081 025   - 6
PSY 001   4 -
TOTAL 17 15

Third Year


  1st Sem. 2nd Sem.
MATH 131   3 -
BCHM 163   - 3
CHEM 135 , 137   5 -
ENGG 034 182   - 4
ENGG 118 113   3 3
ENGG 030 108   3 1
ENGG 028 185   3 3
LT Distribution Course - 3
TOTAL 17 17

Fourth Year


  1st Sem. 2nd Sem.
ENGG 150 183   3 3
ENGG 166B 143G   3 3
ENGG 143D 100   3 3
ENGG 026  , 160A   4 -
Social science or humanities - 3
Technical Elective - 3
HP Distribution Course   3 -
TOTAL 16 15

Civil Option


Associate Professor Hunter, 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. Two emphases (structural and environmental) are available to the students. The structural and environmental emphases differ from each other by two courses, as outlined below.

Structural


In the structural area required courses include:

Environmental


In the environmental area these courses are replaced by:

Civil Option (Structural/Environmental emphases) 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 (Structural/Environmental emphases) - Total Semester Hours: 131


First Year


  1st. Sem. 2nd. Sem.
ENGG 015 , 010   3 3
ENGG 016   - 3
WSC 001 , 002   3 3
MATH 071 , 072   4 4
PHYS 011A , 011B   5 -
PHYS 012A   - 4
Total 15 17

Second Year


  1st. Sem. 2nd. Sem.
CHEM 003A , 003B   - 4
ENGG 025 , 026    3 3
ENGG 028    -  3
ENGG 030    3 -
ENGG 100 , 112    3  2
MATH 073 , 131    4  3
Literature or literature in translation  **  -  3
Social science or humanities  ** 3  -
Total  16  18

 

Third Year


  1st. Sem. 2nd. Sem.
ENGG 027 , 047   6 -
ENGG 034    1 -
ENGG 060  or 134   - 3
ENGG 113 , 115   - 6
ENGG 120 , 132   6 -
ENGG 135   - 3
ENGG 160A , 163   1 1
ENGG 150   - 3
Social science or humanities ** 3 -
Total 17 16

 

Fourth Year


  1st. Sem. 2nd. Sem.
ENGG 062  - 1
ENGG 117  or 137   3 -
ENGG 136   - 3
ENGG 143A , 143G   3 3
ENGG 147 , 169   4 -
TPP 112  or ENGG 019  or PHI 014  or PHI 090   - 3
Social science or humanities  **  3 3
Technical electives 3 3
Total 16 16

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 emphasis will choose technical electives from the following list of courses: BCHM 162 ; CHEM 135 ; ENGG 112 , 116 , 129 , 130 , 131 , 187 , 197 A-Z 198 .

†† Bioelectricity emphasis will choose technical electives from the following list of courses: BCHM 162 ; CHEM 135 ; ENGG 036 176 , 177 , 180 , 187 , 197 A-Z , 198 .

††† Premedicine emphasis will choose technical electives from the following list of courses: BCHM 162 ; ENGG 112 , 116 , 129 , 130 , 131 , 187 , 197 A-Z 198 .

†††† Civil engineering option will choose technical electives from the following list of courses: ENGG 060 101 , 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.