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:

Written Communication

  • 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)

 Social Sciences

  • 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)

 Natural Sciences

  • 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.



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:

  1. Complete the course work for one of the engineering curricula, which also satisfies all UH Mānoa 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 UH Mānoa 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 maintain a semester GPA of 2.0 or higher for each 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 UH system campuses) will be considered “transfer” students when reapplying to UH Mānoa and must meet the transfer requirements of 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.

2020 Engineering Science (Aerospace) Check Sheet
2020 Engineering Science (BioMedical) Check Sheet
2020 Civil & Environmental Engineering Check Sheet
2020 Computer Engineering Check Sheet
2020 Construction Engineering Check Sheet
2020 Electrical Engineering Check Sheet
2020 Mechanical Engineering Check Sheet

Click here for check sheets from previous years.