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 project courses that introduce the engineering method of design.
Course work in each curriculum consists of a set of required courses common to all engineering majors and additional courses to satisfy departmental requirements. The courses required of all engineering students, which also satisfies the General Education Core Requirements of UH Mānoa, consist of the following 51 credits:
- ENG 100 Composition I (3) (FW) or approved FW course
Arts, Humanities and Literature
- SP 251 Principles of Effective Public Speaking (3) (DA)
- One elective (3) (DH or DL)
- ECON 120 Introduction to Economics (3), ECON 130 Principles of Microeconomics (3), or ECON 131 Principles of Macroeconomics (3) (DS)
- One elective (3) (DS)
Global and Multicultural Perspectives
- Two approved FG electives (6)
- MATH 241 Calculus I (4) (FS)
- MATH 242 Calculus II (4)
- MATH 243 Calculus III (3)
- MATH 244 Calculus IV (3)
- CHEM 161/161L, and 162 General Chemistry/Lab (3/1/3) (DP/DY)
- PHYS 170/170L General Physics I/Lab (4/1) (DP/DY)
- PHYS 272/272L General Physics II/Lab (3/1) (DP/DY)
Additionally, a student must complete the Focus Graduation Requirements, 1H, 1E, 1O, and 5W courses. The Hawaiian or Second Language is not required for the engineering degree.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
The undergraduate curricula are designed to be completed in eight semesters. In order to attain a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, a student must adhere to the following guidelines:
- Complete the course work for one of the engineering curricula, which also satisfies all UH Mānoa requirements;
- Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 for all registered credit hours; and
- 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.
ACADEMIC PROGRESS (Good Standing/Probation/Suspension/Dismissal)
Undergraduate engineering students are subject to the policies of academic probation, suspension, and dismissal of UH Mānoa as specified in the Catalog.
In addition to UH Mānoa requirements, engineering students are required to maintain the 2.0 or higher in both the cumulative GPA and major GPA for Good Standing. If either the cumulative or major GPA falls below a 2.0, the student will be placed on academic probation. While on probation, the student must then maintain a semester GPA of 2.0 or higher for each probationary semester to continue. 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.
Suspended students may not take courses for one semester at UH Mānoa and must reapply for admission through the UH Mānoa Admissions (fill out the transfer application) within specified deadlines for the semester of return. Students who do not take courses after being suspended for the required one semester are eligible to be readmitted to the College of Engineering. Suspended students who attend another institution (including other UH system campuses) will be considered “transfer” students when reapplying to UH Mānoa and must meet the transfer requirements of the College of Engineering.
Dismissed students will not be able to take any courses at UH Mānoa for one year and will need to reapply to return. After being dismissed, the student is encouraged to take courses at the community colleges to show a history of academic success before reapplying to UH Mānoa. Usually the student is not reaccepted to engineering but may appeal for readmission to an engineering major through the College of Engineering.
See appropriate department for specific description and requirements.
Learn more about engineering courses by clicking here.
Curricular check sheets are useful tools. Download the appropriate curricula check sheet from the list below to track your progress through the engineering program.
2023 Engineering Science (Biomedical Concentration) Check Sheet
2023 Civil Engineering Check Sheet
2023 Computer Engineering Check Sheet
2023 Construction Engineering Check Sheet
2023 Electrical Engineering Check Sheet
2023 Mechanical Engineering Check Sheet
2023 Mechanical Engineering (Aerospace concentration) Check Sheet
Click here for check sheets from previous years.