Department ChairpersonAlessandro Massarotti Office: Shields Science Center 309 Phone: 5085651430amassarotti@stonehill.edu
Courses Required to Pursue Civil Engineering
Code  Course  Credits 

CSC 103 
Computer Science IOffered: Fall Semester An introduction to programming and problem solving using Java. Topics include: Input and Output; Selection; Repetition; Methods; Recursion; Arrays; Classes and Objects. Course may be applied to the Data Science program. 
4 
CSC 104 
Computer Science IIOffered: Spring Semester Inheritance; Polymorphism; Exceptions; Stream IO; Elementary Data Structures; Graphics; Event Driven Programming.
Prerequisite(s): CSC 103. 
4 
MTH 125 
Calculus IOffered: Fall and Spring Semesters Calculus of a single variable: functions, limits, derivatives, differentiation rules, applications of derivatives, integrals, techniques of integration, applications of integration, infinite sequences and series, first and second order differential equations. May not receive credit for both MTH 125 and MTH 119.

4 
MTH 126 
Calculus IIOffered: Fall and Spring Semesters Calculus of a single variable: functions, limits, derivatives, differentiation rules, applications of derivatives, integrals, techniques of integration, applications of integration, infinite sequences and series, first and second order differential equations.
Prerequisite(s): Prerequisite for MTH 126: MTH 125. 
4 
PHY 121 
Physics IOffered: Fall Semester Brief introduction to vectors and basic concepts of calculus; kinematics; Newton’s laws, force, work and power; conservative forces, potential energy; momentum, collisions; rotational motion, angular momentum, torque; oscillations, simple harmonic motion; gravitation and planetary motion; fluid dynamics; kinetic theory of gases, thermodynamics; heat capacity and transport.
Corequisite(s): MTH 125. 
4 
PHY 122 
Physics IIOffered: Spring Semester Brief introduction to the basic concepts of vector calculus, such as line and surface integrals, integral version of Gauss’ theorem and Stokes’ theorem; Coulomb’s law, insulators and metals; electrostatic induction, potential energy; capacitance; currents, resistance, basic circuits, batteries; magnetism and currents; Ampere’s law; motion of free charges in magnetic fields, mass spectroscopy; magnetic induction, Faraday’s law; Maxwell’s equations, electromagnetic waves; geometric and wave optics; light as photons, photoelectric effect.
Prerequisite(s): MTH 125 
4 
PHY 105 
Physics Problem Solving IOffered: Spring Semester This series of onecredit courses is meant to help students integrate the knowledge acquired in several physics topics from freshman to senior year. The topics covered range from engineering applications of physics concepts to advanced topics in physics and astrophysics. Students are given complex and multifaceted problems that they can study individually and in groups with the help of the Physics faculty.
Prerequisite(s): PHY 121 
1 
MTH 261 
Multivariable CalculusOffered: Fall Semester Continuation of the sequence begun in Calculus I and II. Functions of several variables, analytic geometry, vectors, partial derivatives, multiple integration.
Prerequisite(s): MTH 126. 
4 
PHY 221 
Physics IIIOffered: Fall Semester Mechanical and electrical examples of damped, forced and resonant oscillations; the mechanical wave equation via Newton’s mechanics; the electromagnetic wave equation via Maxwell’s equations; traveling sound and electromagnetic waves; diffraction and interference, geometrical limit of wave optics.
Prerequisite(s): MTH 125, MTH 126, PHY 121 and PHY 122. 
4 
LC 235 
Learning Community: Quantum Waves (WID)Offered: Yearlong Learning Community With the creation of quantum mechanics in the 1920s, physicists conceived of a new and unexpected kind of wave that is neither a Newtonian (c. 1700) mechanical wave nor a Maxwellian (c. 1860) electromagnetic wave. These mysterious DeBroglie  Schroedinger waves of probability are the essence of quantum mechanics. These waves determine the structure of atoms and molecules, i.e. they are the deepest foundation of both physics and chemistry. While the mathematics of these quantum waves is similar to the classical waves already studied in PHY 221 and MTH 261, the physical, chemical, and philosophical consequences are breathtakingly different.
Corequisite(s): Students must also take MTH 261 and PHY 221 as part of this Learning Community. 
3 
PHY 205 
Physics Problem Solving IIOffered: Spring Semester This series of onecredit courses is meant to help students integrate the knowledge acquired in several physics topics from freshman to senior year. The topics covered range from engineering applications of physics concepts to advanced topics in physics and astrophysics. Students are given complex and multifaceted problems that they can study individually and in groups with the help of the Physics faculty.
Prerequisite(s): PHY 221 
1 
CHM 113 
General Chemistry IOffered: Fall and Spring Semesters The fundamentals of chemistry are covered including: matter and measurement, atomic structure and the periodic table, chemical reactions and stoichiometry, chemical bonding, thermodynamics, and an introduction to chemical kinetics and equilibrium. Fulfills the Natural Scientific Inquiry requirement. 
4 
MTH 251 
Linear AlgebraOffered: Spring Semester The development of the methods and underlying ideas for solving systems of linear equations. Topics include: vectors, matrices, linear transformations, determinants and eigenvectors. Use of mathematical software MAPLE, in applications.
Prerequisite(s): MTH 261. 
4 
PHY 223 
Introduction to Physics ComputingOffered: Offered Periodically This course teaches how to use software (MATLAB, Mathematica, other) to solve Physics problems. Students learn LaTex, the software used writing research articles. Topics range from the use of derivatives and integrals to complex variables, differential equations, systems of differential equations, partial differential equations and systems, with applications to mechanics, statistical mechanics, wave motion in one and two dimensions and others. We will explore solutions to the wave equations, diffusion equation and Schroedinger's equation.
Prerequisite(s): PHY 221. 
3 
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PHY 305 
Physics Problem Solving IIIOffered: Spring Semester This series of onecredit courses is meant to help students integrate the knowledge acquired in several physics topics from freshman to senior year. The topics covered range from engineering applications of physics concepts to advanced topics in physics and astrophysics. Students are given complex and multifaceted problems that they can study individually and in groups with the help of the Physics faculty.
Prerequisite(s): LC 235  Learning Community: Quantum Waves (WID) 
1 
PHY 321 
Statistical PhysicsOffered: Spring Semester An introduction to the macroscopic view of thermodynamics: temperature, heat, work, entropy, equations of state, engines and refrigerators. Introduction to the microscopic or statistical view: MaxwellBoltzmann distribution; microcanonical, canonical, and grand canonical distributions; quantum statistics of bosons and fermions; black body radiation; electronic and thermal properties of quantum liquids and solids.
Prerequisite(s): PHY 121PHY 122, and PHY 221, LC 235 recommended. 
3 
PHY 420 
Engineering StaticsOffered: Not Offered 20152016 Introduces students to the basic principles of engineering statics. The course deals with forces acting on rigid bodies under static equilibrium. Topics include forces, force systems, moments, couples, first and second moments of areas and volumes, inertia, centroids, frames and trusses.
Prerequisite(s): PHY 121 
3 
PHY 425 
Solid MechanicsOffered: Not Offered 20152016 The concepts of stress and strain and their relation are introduced. Axially loaded members, temperature effects, torsion, bending, combined loading and stress transformations are studied. Torsion, deflection of beams, stability and buckling of columns are discussed.
Prerequisite(s): PHY 121 , PHY 420 
3 
Physics Department Requirements for the 3+2 Engineering Program with The University of Notre Dame
Stonehill College offers an Engineering Program in collaboration with The University of Notre Dame. Here we list the Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science and Math courses required by our department prior to the transfer to The University of Notre Dame at the end of the junior year.
Successfully completing these courses and finishing the studies at Notre Dame leads to a B.A. in Physics from Stonehill College and a B.S. in Engineering from The University of Notre Dame.
General Education Requirements
In addition to the courses above, students must also fulfill the Cornerstone requirements of Stonehill College before transferring to The University of Notre Dame.
Course work taken in the first year at The University of Notre Dame fulfill the senior capstone requirement of the Stonehill major.