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2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Electrical Engineering, BS Major in


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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.

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.

Candidates for graduation with the BS degree in electrical engineering must fulfill the following requirements:

Program Requirements - Total Semester Hours: 133


1. The Successful Completion of 133 Semester Hours


The successful completion of 133 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 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 general and major requirements as listed under the program below. 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-.

Notes


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.

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.
 

Program Educational Objectives


Graduates of the program will:

  • Become successful practitioners in electrical engineering.
  • Apply their liberal arts background to business and social situations.
  • Continue to develop intellectually.
  • Acclimate to the business environment.

The 11 generic indicators of achievement listed under the Department of Engineering student outcomes 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: 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


Cumulative Average


A cumulative average of C or better is required in the following courses, while a cumulative average of C or better is required in all engineering courses.

Suggested Four-Year Sequence - Total Hours: 133


First Year


  1st. Sem. 2nd. Sem.
ENGG 015 , 010  6 -
ENGG 019  - 3
CHEM 003A , 003B  4 -
WSC 001 , 002    3 3
MATH 071 , 072  4 4
PHYS 011A , 011B  - 5
Total 17 15

 

Second Year


  1st Sem. 2nd Sem.
ENGG 025 , 032A  3 3
ENGG 030 , 027  6 -
ENGG 034  - 1
MATH 073 , 131  4 3
PHYS 012A , 012B  5 -
TPP 112  - 3
Social science or humanities **   - 3
Literature or literature in translation **  - 3
Total 18 16

 

Third Year


  1st Sem. 2nd Sem.
ENGG 036 , 104  3 3
ENGG 176 , 177  3 3
ENGG 189  - 3
ENGG 033  3 -
ENGG 032B , 193  1 3
ENGG 150  3 -
MATH 144  - 3
Social science or humanities  ** 3 -
Total 16 15

 

Fourth Year


  1st Sem. 2nd Sem.
ENGG 111 , 113    3 3
ENGG 143J , 143K   2 1
ENGG 171 , 178    3 1
ENGG 192   1 -
ENGG 194 , 195   - 4
Social science or humanities  ** 3 3
Technical electives† 6 6
Total 18 18

 

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. 

†Electrical engineering majors will choose four technical electives from the following list of courses: ENGG 035 , 101 , 153 , 166B , 172 , 173 , 174 , 179 , 180 , 187 , 190 , 191 ; one technical elective must be a design course: ENGG 172 , 173  or 180 .

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