May 15, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Industrial Engineering, BS Major in


Associate Professor Puerzer, Adviser

Industrial engineering contributes to the management decision-making process. It is concerned with the optimal utilization of integrated systems of people, methods, materials, machines and energy to achieve organizational goals. In the application of principles and methods of engineering analysis and design, it is distinguished from other engineering disciplines in its concern with problems which involve human effort and energy, production systems, economy in the use of money, materials and time, and a high utilization of the social sciences.

Using the scientific method, industrial engineers establish factual information from which alternatives are defined, problems recognized and solved. In their concern for the design, improvement and control of systems, they collect, analyze, arrange and statistically examine data. They introduce new techniques and tools into the organization and into the decision-making process.

Areas of specialty associated with industrial engineering are administrative engineering, production and inventory control, automation, plant location and layout, methods engineering, quality control, data processing, operations research, cost forecasting and control.
 

Program Educational Objectives

Within a few years of graduation, graduates of the BSIE program will accomplish the following objectives of:

  1. Become successful practitioners and meet the expectations of employers.
  2. Assume leadership roles in their professional and personal activities
  3. Continue to develop intellectually.
     

Student Outcomes

Industrial engineering graduates will exhibit a range of knowledge, abilities and behaviors prepared to enter and become a successful member of the engineering community.  These include:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics 
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors 
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts 
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives 
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions 
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies. 

Candidates for graduation must fulfill the following requirements:


1. The Successful Completion of at Least 128 Semester Hours


The successful completion of at least 128 semester hours and a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in work completed at Hofstra. Military Science may not be counted toward this total semester hour requirement.

2. Liberal Arts


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 Requirements


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); and 3 hours in history, philosophy, religion in social sciences (chosen from distribution courses designated HP). 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-.

5. Cumulative Average


A cumulative average of C or better is required in all engineering courses. A cumulative average of C or better is required in the courses: listed below. 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.

Suggested Four-Year Sequence - Total Hours: 128


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 , 026    3  3
ENGG 028 , 030    3  3
ENGG 100   3 -
MATH 073 , 131    4  3
CHEM 003A , 003B    - 4
Literature or literature in translation ** -  3
Social science or humanities **  3  -
Total  16  16

 

Third Year


  1st. Sem. 2nd. Sem.
ENGG 034 , 110    1  3
ENGG 027    3  -
ENGG 119    -  3
ENGG 185 , 186    3  3
ACCT 101    3  -
CSC 187 , 132    3  3
MGT 101   -  3
PSY 001   4 -
Total  17  15


 

Fourth Year


  1st. Sem. 2nd. Sem.
ENGG 156    - 3
ENGG 101 , 113    3 3
ENGG 112 , 188    5  -
ECO 001   3 -
MGT 130 , 175    3  3
PSY 033    3  -
TPP 112  or ENGG 019  or
PHI 014  or PHI 090  
 -  3
Social science or humanities  **  -  3
Total  17  15

 

Footnotes


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

** With adviser’s approval.

Complete BS Requirements


BS Requirements  in Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences