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2005-2006 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2005-2006 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

B.S. Specialization in Electrical Engineering


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Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commssion of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

Program Educational Objectives


This program is intended for students who wish intensive study at the undergraduate level to develop proficiency in the field of electrical engineering. The curriculum provides a broad foundation in engineering, mathematics, physics and liberal arts. The broad range of Hofstra University resources in the humanities and social sciences make the liberal arts component especially enlightening.

Students will develop analytical, computer and applied skills which will enable them to analyze, design and test engineering systems, processes and components. Graduates will be acquainted with various areas of electrical engineering such as applied electronics, digital devices and systems, electromagnetic fields and waves, signal processing and communication systems.

They will develop design skills progressively, beginning with their first courses in circuit analysis and digital circuits and will apply their accumulating knowledge to practical problems throughout the curriculum. This process culminates in the capstone design course, which complements the analytical part of the curriculum.

The thorough preparation afforded by the electrical engineering curriculum includes the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context. Graduates will hence be well prepared for professional employment or advanced studies. The eleven generic indicators of achievement listed under the Department of Engineering objectives apply specifically to electrical engineering graduates, as a measure of the program’s effectiveness in meeting its stated objectives.

In addition to fulfilling the degree requirements listed above, the following courses must be successfully completed. ENGL 1 & 2 or placement examination*; 15 hours in humanities or social science electives**; 6 hours in literature or literature in translation; the two literature courses must be chosen from distribution courses in CLL, ENGL, FRLT, JW ST, LIT or SPLT in the humanities division. The 15 credits of social science and humanities electives must include SPCM 1 or 7, one distribution course in behavioral social sciences, one distribution course in history and philosophy in social sciences and TPP 112. 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.

Program Requirements - Total Semester Hours: 135


1. The Successful Completion of 135 Semester Hours


The successful completion of 135 s.h. in Electrical Engineering 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 62 semester hours must be completed in the liberal arts. No course in the Department of Engineering may count toward this requirement except for:

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:


In addition to fulfilling the degree requirements listed above, the following courses must be successfully completed. Courses may not be taken on a Pass/D+/D/Fail basis.

a. English: 0-6 s.h.


b. Humanities or social sciences electives: 15 s.h.


(Total semester hours may increase by 6 s.h. if credit is granted for placement exam rather than ENGL 1 and 2.)

The 15 credits of social science or humanities electives must include SPCM 1 or 7, one distribution course in behavioral social sciences, one distribution course in history and philosophy in social sciences and TPP 112. Students transferring in with previous social science/humanities credits may use them in place of distribution requirements in the same category as transferred credits.

See footnote ** below.

c. Literature or literature in translation: 6 s.h.


The two literature courses must be chosen from distribution courses in CLL, ENGL, FRLT, JWST, LIT or SPLT in the humanities divisino under the appreciation and analysis heading.

d. Additionally:


In addition to the courses listed beloow, students must take 9 s.h. in technical electives†††

Suggested Four-Year Sequence - Total Hours: 135


For full-time students

First Year


1st Semester - Total Hours: 16


  • Social science or Humanities Elective Credits: 3 s.h.
    (See footnotes **)

2nd Semester - Total Hours: 15


Second Year


1st Semester - Total Hours: 18


  • Literature or Literature in Translation Credits: 3 s.h.

2nd Semester - Total Hours: 16


  • Literature or Literature in Translation Credits: 3 s.h.
  • Social Science or Humanities Elective Credits: 3 s.h.
    (See footnotes **)

Third Year


1st Semester - Total Hours: 16


  • Social Science or Humanities Electives Credits: 3 s.h.
    (See footnotes **)

Fourth Year


1st Semester - Total Hours: 18


  • Social Science or Humanities Elective Credits: 3 s.h.
    (See footnotes **)
  • Technical Electives Credits: 3 s.h.

2nd Semester - Total Hours: 17


  • Technical Electives Credits: 6 s.h.

Part-time Students - Semester Hours: 133


Part-time students follow the same curriculum as listed under the full-time program of study, with the exception of ENGG 9A. Candidates for graduation must fulfill all requirements listed under the individual program. The B.S. Specialization in Electrical Engineering requires 133 semester hours of part-time study.

Footnotes


* If this requirement is fulfilled by passing the placement examination, 6 semester hours in the humanities or social sciences should be taken with adviser’s approval.

** With adviser’s approval. Courses may not be taken on a Pass/D+/D/Fail basis.

†† A cumulative avverage of C or better is required in these courses.

††† Electrical engineering majors will choose three tecnhical electives from the following list of courses: ENGG 101, 153, 166B, 172, 173, 174, 179, 180, 187, 190; one technical elective must be a design course: ENGG 172, 173 or 180.

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