2540 Dole Street
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-7727
Fax: (808) 956-2291
Dean: Paul C. Yuen
Assistant Dean: Sheryl E. Nojima
An engineering degree provides an excellent background
for seeking solutions to many of the problems in the development and
management of technology related to urban demands, the enhancement of
our living environment, and the effective utilization of our
non-renewable resources. Engineering curricula include both general and
theoretical course work designed to enable graduates to meet the
challenges of a technology-oriented society. Particular emphasis is
placed on problems related to energy and the preservation and
enhancement of the environment.
Engineering has been a major program of study at this
institution since its founding in 1907. The University has granted more
than 6,500 engineering degrees, and many of the professional engineers
practicing in industries, consulting firms, and governmental agencies
throughout the state are graduates of the University of Hawaii.
The undergraduate curricula in civil, electrical, and
mechanical engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation
Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
Degrees and Certificates
Bachelors Degrees: BS in civil engineering,
BS in electrical engineering, BS in mechanical engineering
Masters Degrees: MS in civil engineering, MS
in electrical engineering, MS in mechanical engineering
Doctoral Degrees: PhD in civil engineering, PhD
in electrical engineering, PhD in mechanical engineering
Certificate Programs: Construction Engineering
and Management Graduate Certificate, Renewable Energy Engineering
For information on programs in biosystems engineering,
please refer to the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources.
Student Academic Services
2540 Dole Street
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-8404
All students in the College of Engineering must
receive approval of their program of courses from their advisers prior
to registration each semester.
Updated curriculum check sheets summarizing all of the
requirements for each undergraduate curriculum are available in the
colleges Student Academic Services Office.
Undergraduate engineering students who are unusually
well-qualified academically are encouraged to participate in the UH Manoa
Honors Programs (see the Special Programs section within the
Colleges of Arts and Sciences).
An orientation session for new students is held each
semester before classes begin. Incoming students receive approval of
their program of courses at that time. In addition, incoming students
with waived course work (e.g., advanced placement examination) must
still fulfill credit hour requirements and should contact the
colleges Student Academic Services Office for more information.
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 Hawaii system campuses to complete lower
division curriculum requirements in the areas of mathematics, chemistry,
physics, lower division (100- and 200-level) engineering, foreign
language, 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 reenter the Manoa campus within three
years of initial acceptance. Tuition and fees are based on the campus
Any academic actions (e.g., probation, suspension,
etc.) will be administered by the appropriate student services office of
the attending campus. In addition, reentering students must have a
2.0 grade point average for all transfer-level courses (numbered 100 and
above) based on the University of Hawaii at Manoa grading standard.
Students are required to submit a common application form to the
University of Hawaii at Manoa Office of Admissions and Records for
the sole purpose of updating student records prior to reentry no later
than May 1 for fall semester reentry or November 1 for
spring semester reentry.