|BS Degree Requirements
The undergraduate curricula are designed to be completed in eight semesters, but many engineering students take additional semesters or enroll in summer school to complete degree requirements.
To receive a bachelor of science degree in engineering, a student must adhere to the following:
1. Complete the course work for one of the engineering curricula, which also satisfies all University requirements;
2. Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 for all registered credit hours; and
3. Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 for all upper division courses (numbered 300-499) in mathematics, science, and engineering.
See appropriate departments for specific major requirements leading to a bachelor's degree.
Undergraduate engineering students are subject to the policies of academic probation, suspension, and dismissal of the University of Hawai'i at Manoa as specified in the Catalog. In addition, engineering students with either a cumulative GPA of less than 2.0 or an upper division GPA of less than 2.0 may be placed on academic probation. The student must raise his or her cumulative and upper division (if applicable) GPAs to 2.0 or higher by the end of the probationary semester. Failure to meet any of the above conditions may result in suspension or dismissal. Engineering undergraduates may also be suspended when they fail to achieve a cumulative GPA of at least 1.7 after attempting 24 credit hours.
Students who are suspended must reapply for admission to the Office of Admissions and Records within specified deadlines. Students who do not take courses after being suspended for the required one semester are eligible to be readmitted to the College of the Engineering. Suspended students who attend another institution (including other University of Hawai'i system campuses) will be considered "transfer" students when reapplying to the University and must meet the transfer requirements of the College of the Engineering.
See appropriate department for specific description and requirements.
Construction Engineering and Management Graduate Certificate
A candidate for admission must have a bachelor's degree in engineering, architecture, or business administration. A GPA of 3.0 is required for regular admission. The certificate program requires 15 credit hours, of which 9 credit hours must be taken from core graduate construction engineering offerings. The other 6 credits can be taken from senior-level construction courses and a wide array of related courses from civil engineering or other departments.
CE 375 Construction Materials and CE 472 Construction Management or equivalents are mandatory requirements beyond the 15-credit-hour standard. Applicable credits earned in the certificate program may be transferred-upon approval of the graduate chair-to a master's degree in civil engineering provided other requirements for graduate admission are fulfilled.
Renewable Energy Engineering Graduate Certificate
The certificate program is designed for those students pursuing advanced degrees in a traditional discipline who also seek to develop interdisciplinary competence in renewable energy engineering. Students completing the certificate requirements will gain a rigorous understanding of the energy sciences, accompanied by an appreciation of the complex economic and societal issues that surround the coming transition to an energy economy based on renewable resources.
Students previously admitted as classified graduate students are eligible to apply for admission to the certificate program. Prerequisites for admission include 6 credit hours of calculus, 6 credit hours of physics, 3 credit hours of chemistry, and 3 credit hours of thermodynamics. Following a required introductory interview, the certificate candidate will be assigned an adviser from the program committee in addition to the student's field of study adviser. Through consultation with these two advisers, the student will select appropriate courses and a research topic that together will satisfy the requirements of both the student's field of study and the certificate program.
To earn a certificate in renewable energy engineering, students must participate in the Hawai'i Natural Energy Institute seminar series during each term of their residency and complete ME 629 and approved courses in a technical area, energy economics, and policy with a grade B (or higher). In addition, the student must complete a thesis or dissertation that involves renewable energy engineering.
The Renewable Energy Engineering Graduate Certificate will be awarded to students upon completion of an advanced degree in their field of study.
Student chapters of professional engineering societies are active at the college, and all students are encouraged to participate. Honorary societies are represented in all three departments. The activities of these student organizations are coordinated by the Engineers' Council of the University of Hawai'i
Honors and Awards
The College of Engineering and its departments provide scholarships and awards to exceptional students. For a list of these scholarships, see the "Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid" section of this Catalog.