Each of the curricula offered by the College of Engineering provides a fundamental science-oriented university education with coverage of communications, the humanities, and social sciences, as well as the basic physical sciences of mathematics, physics, and chemistry. The curricula also encompass engineering sciences common to all engineering disciplines and elective engineering courses that introduce the engineering method of design.
Entering engineering freshmen may choose to attend any of the University of Hawai'i system campuses to complete lower division curriculum requirements in the areas of mathematics, chemistry, physics, lower division (100- and 200-level) engineering, history, humanities, and social sciences. As an engineering student on any system campus, students are entitled to benefits such as computer accounts, membership in engineering student clubs, invitations to student events, and scholarship eligibility. Students electing to defer enrollment are required to re-enter the Manoa campus within three years of initial acceptance. Tuition and fees are based on the campus attended.
Any academic actions (e.g., probation, suspension, etc.) will be administered by the appropriate student services office of the attending campus. In addition, re-entering students must have a minimum 2.0 grade point average for all transfer-level courses (numbered 100 and above) based on the University of Hawai'i at Manoa grading standard. Students are required to submit a common application form to the University of Hawai'i at Manoa Office of Admissions and Records for the sole purpose of updating student records prior to re-entry no later than May 1 for fall semester re-entry or November 1 for spring semester re-entry.
Transfer students must have completed ENG 100, MATH 241 and 242/242L, PHYS 170/170L, and CHEM 161/161L and 162 or their equivalents and have an overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
BS Degree Requirements
To receive a bachelor of science degree in engineering, a student must adhere to the following:
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.