Sep 24, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Bioengineering, BS Major in


Assistant Professors deGuzman and Merna, Advisors

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

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

  1. Practice as a biomedical engineer, bioengineer, engineer, scientist, medical doctor, professional in their chosen field, or pursue an advanced degree. They apply their critical problem solving and system-level thinking in engineering, mathematics, and biology to solve challenging problems.
  2. Develop and engage intellectually throughout their careers from the scientific, technical foundations, and networking opportunities we have provided for them.
  3. Exhibit professionalism, provide societal service and make ethical and responsible decisions for the benefit of all.                                   

Student Outcomes

Bioengineering 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. 

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 033 028 , 030 100 113 115  or 032A 118 ; 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 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 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 - Bioelectricity 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 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, 032A33
ENGG 034, 15013
ENGG 1003-
ENGG 108, 18213
ENGG 1133-
MATH 1313-

TPP 112  or  ENGG 019  or  PHI 014  or  PHI 090 

-3
Literature or literature in translation **-3
BH distribution3-
Total 1715


Fourth Year



1st Sem.2nd Sem.
ENGG 032B, 10413
ENGG 101 or 185, ENGG 143G33
ENGG 165-3
ENGG 1663-
ENGG 1834-
ENGG 192-1
Technical electives33
Social science or humanities **3-
HP distribution-3
Total 1716


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 025 026 028 , 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 - Premedicine Option Total Semester Hours: 131

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

 

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 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, 176 , 177 , 180 , 187 , 197 A-Z , 198.

††† Premedicine option will choose technical electives from the following list of courses: BCHM 163 ; ENGG 101, 112 , 115 , 129 , 130 , 131 , 187 , 197 A-Z , 198.