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general information
academic units
courses
personnel
reference

GENERAL INFORMATION

Message From the President 2
The University of Hawai'i 5
calendar 6-7
undergraduate education 8-
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UHM General Education Core and Graduation Requirements 23-
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graduate education 28-
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student Life 46-
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tuition, fees, and financial aid 59-
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degrees and certificates 70-
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ACADEMIC UNITS

architecture 72-
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arts & sciences, AMST-IT 77-
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Arts & Sciences, JOUR-ZOOL 122-
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business administration 176-
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education
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engineering 208-
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hawaiian, asian, and pacific studies 217-
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health sciences and social welfare 226
interdisciplinary programs 227-
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law 234-
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medicine 237-
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nursing 256-
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ocean and earth science and technology 267-
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outreach college 285-
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public health 289-
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rotc programs 293-
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social work
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travel industry management 298-
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tropical agriculture and human resources 304-
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instructional support, research, and Service Units  478-
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COURSES

overview 325
a - E 326-
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f - N 379-
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o - Z 427-
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PERSONNEL

administration 484-
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Endowed Chairs and Distinguished Professorships 486
faculty 486-
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emeriti faculty 511-
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Instructional Support, Research, and Service Units Staff 518-
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REFERENCE

appendix 528-
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glossary 533-
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campus map

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Courses: Ocean Engineering
Ocean Engineering (OE)

School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology

OE 202 Ocean Technology--Man in the Sea (3) Survey of human activities in the ocean, from the most traditional to the most innovative technical and engineering accomplishments.

OE 411 Buoyancy and Stability (3) Ship nomenclature and geometry, hydrostatic principles of surface ships and underwater vehicles in free-floating, partially waterborne, and damaged conditions. Subdivision of ships. Launching. Pre: CE 270 or equivalent.

OE 500 Master’s Plan B/C Studies (1) Enrollment for degree completion. Pre: master’s Plan B candidate and consent.

OE 601 Ocean Engineering Lab (3) Design, construction, and evaluation of an ocean engineering system. Field experience supplemented with appropriate theory. Pre: consent.

OE 603 Oceanography for Ocean Engineers (3) Discussion of the physical, chemical, and geological ocean environments for ocean engineers. Description of the world’s oceans and dynamic processes; introduction to analytical description, circulation, waves, tides, and measurements. Pre: consent.

OE 607 Water Wave Mechanics and Design Criteria (3) Governing equations in free surface flows, deterministic and probabilistic wave theories, wave transformation, wave induced coastal currents, ocean engineering operational sea state and design wave criteria. Pre: consent.

OE 608 Statistics for Ocean Engineers (3) Statistical analysis including distributions, multiple regression and correlation, autocovariance, cross-spectra, and practical applications in ocean engineering. Pre: 607 or consent.

OE 609 Hydrodynamics of Fluid-Body Interaction (3) Hydrodynamics of ships, coastal and offshore structures. Wave forces by potential theory and by Morison’s equation. Method of source distribution for potential flow problems. Flows with prescribed body motion, fixed and freely floating bodies. Pre: 607. Co-requisite: 608.

OE 612 Dynamics of Ocean Structures (3) Response of floating platforms and vessels to wave action, spectral analysis in sea keeping. Frequency and time domain analyses of rigid body motions in six degrees of freedom. Pre: 411 or consent. Co-requisite: 609 or consent.

OE 630 Basic Design of Ships and Offshore Structures (3) Owner’s requirements, design criteria, characteristics of merchant ships and offshore structures. Conceptual and preliminary design procedures, design spiral, computer-aided ship design. Pre: 411 and 612.

OE 631 Structural Design of Ships (3) Design of ocean structures to withstand hydrostatic and hydrodynamic loading of the sea. Considerations include material type, safety factors, stress concentrations, and fatigue. Applications made to submersibles, cargo ships, and/or offshore platforms. Pre: 630 or consent.

OE 652 Near-Shore Survey Design (3) Introduction to near-shore and offshore environments, planning and conducting field programs, ocean instrumentation, reduction and analyses of data, presentation of results. Pre: 603 or consent.

OE 661 Introduction to Coastal and Harbor Engineering (3) Operational sea state and design wave criteria. Solution of practical problems related to planning, design, construction, and maintenance of beaches, harbors, and other coastal structures. Partially satisfies OE design-course requirements. Pre: consent.

OE 662 Design of Coastal and Harbor Structures (3) Planning and design of seawalls, groins, jetties, and breakwaters. Layout of ports. Design requirements for harbor entrances and channels. Littoral drift and sedimentation problems. Navigation and mooring requirements. Pre: 661 or consent.

OE 664 Near-Shore Processes and Littoral Drift (3) Sediment transport by waves and currents in coastal areas and its effect on morphological processes. Effect of manmade structures on littoral drift and shoreline. Pre: 607 or consent.

OE 677 OTEC Systems (3) Ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) systems, thermodynamics, alternative processes, co-products, and environmental context. Pre: ME 311 or equivalent.

OE 678 Marine Mining Systems Technology (3) Activities in marine minerals development are examined in a multidisciplinary systems approach involving engineering, Earth and environmental sciences and economics. Pre: OCN 631 or consent.

OE 699 Directed Reading or Research (V) Pre: graduate standing and consent.

OE 700 Thesis Research (V) Pre: candidacy for MS in ocean engineering.

OE 707 Nonlinear Water Wave Theories (3) Higher-order theories. Forced oscillations. Stoke’s theory. Nonlinear shallow-water wave equations and hydraulic jumps; effects of rotation. Internal waves. Analytical techniques necessary will be developed as course progresses. Pre: consent.

OE 766 Numerical Analysis of Hydrodynamic Problems (3) Numerical methods for solving potential flow problems encountered in coastal and offshore engineering. Boundary element, finite difference, and finite element methods are used for the solution of initial-boundary-value problems. Pre: consent.

OE 783 Ocean Engineering Design Project (3) Hands-on experience in the design of an offshore engineering (fall) or coastal engineering (spring) project. Pre: 612 for offshore engineering, and 661 for coastal engineering; or consent.

OE 791 Special Topics in Ocean Engineering (V) Course content will reflect special interests of visiting and permanent faculty. Pre: consent.

OE 792 Seminar in Ocean Engineering (1) Attendance at 15 approved seminars is required along with submission of notes. Topics to be selected by students.

OE 800 Dissertation Research (V) Pre: candidacy for PhD in ocean engineering.

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