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  Nov 17, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

Bioengineering, BS Major in


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Professor deGuzman and Merna, Advisers

Bioengineering is designed to bridge the gap between biological and engineering sciences through application of engineering principles, methods, and techniques to analyze bioprocesses and to develop relevant medical and biosystems technologies.  An understanding of fundamental physiological processes using engineering methodology requires a broad background in basic engineering, sciences and mathematics. Three options (biomechanics, bioelectricity and premedicine) are available to the students. The biomechanics and bioelectricity options differ from each other by five courses as outlined below. The course requirements for the premedicine option, which is intended for bioengineering students interested in pursuing health professions, are listed separately. 

Program Educational Objectives

Graduates of the program will:

  1. Become successful practitioners in bioengineering.
  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 Bioengineering degree program, as a measure of the program’s effectiveness in meeting its stated objectives.

Biomechanics/Bioelectricity Options 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.

Biomechanics


In the biomechanics area required courses include:

Bioelectricity


In the bioelectricity area these courses are replaced by:

 

Recommended Sequence - Biomechanics/Bioelectricity Options - 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 012 , 011   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   - 2
ENGG 182   - 3
ENGG 150   - 3
MATH 131   3 -
Literature or literature in translation ** - 3
Social science or humanities ** 3 3
Total 16 17

 

Fourth Year


  1st. Sem. 2nd. Sem.
ENGG 185   3 -
ENGG 114  or 104   3 -
ENGG 143G   - 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 6 4
Total 15 17

 

Premedicine Option Candidates for Graduation Must Fulfill the Following


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 - Premedicine 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.
MATH 071, 072 4 4
CHEM 003A, 004A 3 3
CHEM 003B, 004B                                1 1
ENGG 015, 010                                      3 3
ENGG 019, SOC 004 3 3
WSC 001,002            3 3
Total 17 17

Second Year

  1st Sem. 2nd Sem.
MATH 073, BIO 011 4 4
BIO 012, PHYS 012A 4 4
PHYS 011A, 012A 4 1
PHYS 011B, ENGG 081 1 3
PSY 001, ENGG 025 4 3
HP Distribution Course                            - 3
Total 17 18

Third Year

  1st Sem. 2nd Sem.
MATH 131, BCHM 163 3 3
CHEM 135, ENGG 182 4 3
CHEM 137, ENGG 34              1 1
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
ENGG 115, 160A 3 1
Soc Sci/Humanities 3 -
Technical Elec  3 3
Total 15 13

 

 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 135 ; ENGG 101, 112 , 116 , 129 , 130 , 131 , 187 , 197 A-Z , 198.

†† Bioelectricity option will choose technical electives from the following list of courses: BCHM 162 ; CHEM 135 ; ENGG 32B, 036 , 101, 176 , 177 , 180 , 187 , 197 A-Z , 198.

††† Premedicine option will choose technical electives from the following list of courses: BCHM 162 ; ENGG 101, 112 , 116 , 129 , 130 , 131 , 187 , 197 A-Z , 198.

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