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2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2019-2020 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
Graduates of the program will:

  1. Become successful practitioners in industrial engineering.
  2. Apply their liberal arts background to business and society.
  3. Continue to develop intellectually.
  4. Acclimate to the business environment.

The 11 generic indicators of achievement listed under the Department of Engineering  student outcomes apply specifically to industrial engineering graduates, as a measure of the program’s effectiveness in meeting its stated objectives.

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



* 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