Jul 20, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin

Engineering Science, BE Major in


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Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology

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

Graduates of the program will:

  1. a. Become successful practitioners in biomedical engineering.
    b. Become successful practitioners in civil 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 Department of Engineering student outcomes apply specifically to graduates of each option within the Engineering Science degree program, as a measure of the program’s effectiveness in meeting its stated objectives.

Biomedical Option


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  33
ENGG 016  -3
MATH 071, 072 44
PHYS 011A, 011B5-
PHYS 012A-4
WSC 001, 00233
Total1517

Second Year



1st Sem.2nd. Sem.
ENGG 025 , 028  33
ENGG 030, 081 33
ENGG 118-3
BIO 012, 011 44
CHEM 003A , 003B  31
MATH 073  4-
Social science or humanities **  -3
Total1717


Third Year



 1st. Sem. 2nd. Sem.
ENGG 026  or 115     33
ENGG 034,150  13
ENGG 100, 160A   31
ENGG 108,  182    13
ENGG 113   3 -
MATH 131   3 -
TPP 112 or ENGG 19 or PHI 014 or PHI 90-3
Literature or literature in translation  ** - 3
BH Distribution  ** 3 -
Total 17 16


Fourth Year



1st. Sem.2nd. Sem.
ENGG 101 or 185, 143G  33
ENGG 114, 169  or 170  31
ENGG 166B  3-
ENGG 183  4-
Technical electives36
Social science or humanities  ** -3
HP Distribution-3
Total1516


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


First Year




1st. Sem.2nd. Sem.
ENGG 015, 01033
ENGG 016-3
MATH 071, 07244
PHYS 011A, 011B5-
PHYS 12A-4
WSC 001, 00233
Total1517


Second Year



1st Sem.2nd Sem.
ENGG 025, 02833
ENGG 030, 08133
ENGG 118-3
BIO 012, 01144
CHEM 003A, 003B31
MATH 0734-
Social science or humanities**-3
Total1717


Third Year



1st Sem.2nd Sem.
ENGG 033, 032A33
ENGG 034, 15013
ENGG 100, 160A31
ENGG 108, 18213
ENGG 1133-
MATH 1313-
TPP 112 or ENGG 19 or PHI 014 or PHI 90-3
BH Distribution3-
Literature or literature in translation  **
-3
Total1716


Fourth Year



1st Sem.2nd Sem.
ENGG 032B, 10413
ENGG 101 or 185, 143G33
ENGG 166B3-
ENGG 1834-
Technical electives36
Social science or humanities **3-
HP Distribution-3
Total1715


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 , 028 , 030 100 , 113 , 115 , 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, 0106-
ENGG 016-3
CHEM 003A , 003B  4-
CHEM 004A , 004B  -4
MATH 071, 07244
SOC 004  -3
WSC 001 , 002  33
TOTAL1717

Second Year



1st Sem.2nd Sem.
ENGG 025, 081, 118-9
BIO 011 012  44
MATH 0734-
PHYS 011A 011B  5-
PHYS 012A -4
PSY 001  4-
TOTAL1717

Third Year



1st Sem.2nd Sem.
ENGG 028, 03431
ENGG 030, 11333
ENGG 108, 18213
ENGG 185-3
BCHM 163  -3
CHEM 135 , 137  5-
MATH 131 3-
PHYS 012B1-
LT Distribution Course-3
TOTAL1616

Fourth Year



1st Sem.2nd Sem.
ENGG 026, 100 33
ENGG 166B 143G  33
ENGG 183 150  43
Technical electives33
Social science or humanities**-3
HP Distribution Course  3-
TOTAL1615

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
Social science or humanities  ** 3  -
Total  16  18

 

Third Year


  1st. Sem. 2nd. Sem.
ENGG 027 , 047   6 -
ENGG 034    1 -
ENGG 060  or 134   - 3
ENGG 113 , 115   - 6
ENGG 120 , 132   6 -
ENGG 135   - 3
ENGG 160A , 163   1 1
ENGG 150   - 3
Social science or humanities ** 3 -
Total 17 16

 

Fourth Year


  1st. Sem. 2nd. Sem.
ENGG 062  - 1
ENGG 117  or 137   3 -
ENGG 136   - 3
ENGG 143A , 143G   3 3
ENGG 147 , 169   4 -
TPP 112  or ENGG 019  or PHI 014  or PHI 090   - 3
Social science or humanities  **  3 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 adviser’s approval.

**With 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: BCHM 162 ; 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 .

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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