Nov 26, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin

Engineering Science, BE Major in


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Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the ABET, http://www.abet.org.

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

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

  1.  a.      Become successful practitioners in bioengineering.
     b.      Become successful practitioners in civil engineering.
  2.  Apply their technical skills and liberal arts background in a socially responsible manner. 
  3. Continue to develop intellectually. 
  4. Acclimate to their chosen professional or business environment, where they will have the ability to work in teams, as well as communicate and interact with clients and with the public. 

Student Outcomes

Engineering Science 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. 

Biomedical Option


Assistant Professors deGuzman and Merna, Advisors

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

Second Year



 
1st Sem. 2nd. Sem.
ENGG 025 , 026   3 3
ENGG 030, 081   3 3
ENGG 118  - 3
BIOL 112 113    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 028 ,115      3 3
ENGG 034,150    1 3
ENGG 100    3 -
ENGG 108,  182     1 3
ENGG 113    3  -
MATH 131    3  -
TPP 112  or ENGG 019  or PHI 014  or PHI 090  - 3
Literature or literature in translation **  -  3
BH Distribution **  3  -
Total  17  15


 

Fourth Year



 
1st. Sem. 2nd. Sem.
ENGG 101 or 185, 143G   3 3
ENGG 114, 169,  170   4 1
ENGG 165   - 3
ENGG 166   3 -
ENGG 183   4 -
Technical electives 3 3
Social science or humanities  **  - 3
HP Distribution - 3
Total 17 16


 

Recommended Sequence - Biomedical Option (Bioelectricity emphasis) - Total Semester Hours: 131


First Year



 


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


 

Second Year



 
1st Sem. 2nd Sem.
ENGG 025 , 028   3 3
ENGG 030 , 081  3 3
ENGG 118  - 3
BIOL 112 , 113  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 033 , 032A  3 3
ENGG 034 , 150  1 3
ENGG 100 , 192   3 1
ENGG 108 , 182   1 3
ENGG 113  3 -
MATH 131   3 -
TPP 112  or ENGG 019  or PHI 014  or PHI 090  - 3
BH Distribution 3 -
Literature or literature in translation **
 
- 3
Total 17 16


 

Fourth Year



 
1st Sem. 2nd Sem.
ENGG 032B , 104   1 3
ENGG 101  or 185 , 143G   3 3
ENGG 165   - 3
ENGG 166   3 -
ENGG 183  4 -
Technical electives 3 3
Social science or humanities ** 3 -
HP Distribution - 3
Total 17 15


 

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 025 026 028 , 030 100 , 113 , 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.
ENGG 015 , 010  6 -
ENGG 016   - 3
CHEM 003A , 003B   4 -
CHEM 004A , 004B   - 4
MATH 071 , 072   4 4
SOC 004   - 3
WSC 001 , 002   3 3
TOTAL 17 17

Second Year



 
1st Sem. 2nd Sem.
ENGG 025 , 081 , 118   - 9
BIOL 112 113    4 4
MATH 073   4 -
PHYS 011A 011B   5 -
PHYS 012A  - 4
PSY 001   4 -
TOTAL 17 17

Third Year



 
1st Sem. 2nd Sem.
ENGG 028 , 034  3 1
ENGG 030 , 113   3 3
ENGG 108 , 182  1 3
ENGG 185  - 3
BCHM 162    - 3
CHEM 135 , 137   5 -
MATH 131   3 -
PHYS 012B  1 -
LT Distribution Course - 3
TOTAL 16 16

Fourth Year



 
1st Sem. 2nd Sem.
ENGG 026, 100   3 3
ENGG 165   - 3
ENGG 166 143G   3 3
ENGG 183 150   4 3
Technical electives 3 -
Social science or humanities** - 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
HP Distribution Course ** 3  -
Total  16  18

 

Third Year


  1st. Sem. 2nd. Sem.
ENGG 027 , 047   6 -
ENGG 034    1 -
ENGG 117  or 134   - 3
ENGG 115 , 185    - 6
ENGG 120 , 132   6 -
ENGG 135   - 3
ENGG 162    1 1
ENGG 150   - 3
BH Distribution Course 3 -
Total 16 17

 

Fourth Year


  1st. Sem. 2nd. Sem.
ENGG 062   - 1
ENGG 060  or 137   3 -
ENGG 136   - 3
ENGG 143A   3 -
ENGG 147 , 169   4 -
TPP 112  or ENGG 019  or PHI 014  or PHI 090   - 3
Social science or humanities  **  3 3
Basic science elective +++++ - 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 the adviser’s approval.

**With the 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: ENGG 101, 112 , 115 , 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 , 137 , 143C , 148 .

+++++ Basic Science Electives: ASTR 010 , 011 , 012 , BIOL 004 , 111 , 112 , 113 136 , GEOL 001 , 005 , 015 , 019 , 033 , 121 , 123 , 125 , 132 , 133 , 135 , METR 016 , TPP 001 .

See also:


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

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