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Welcome to the College of Engineering at UH Mānoa!We are excited to welcome our newly admitted students to join our ʻohana in Fall 2022.

Whether you are a direct-admit or transfer student, we’re sure you have questions about our departments, programs, class schedules, and other important pieces of your college journey.  Please utilize the resources on this page, curated just for you.

Admissions and Financial Aid

Admissions support:
For assistance with anything admissions-related, including deadlines, documents to submit, or contact information for an update on your admissions status, please visit the Admissions office’s checklist page.

Financial Aid support:
For assistance with financial aid and information about scholarships, please visit the Financial Aid Services page.


Important Forms and Handouts

Please review these important resources for new students from your Academic Advising team.

Incoming Students Guide (includes info on placement exams, what to register for in your first semester, and pre-engineering)

Curriculum Check Sheets (4yr plan)

If you have additional advising questions that cannot be answered on this page, please contact the Engineering Advising team at



Jill Nakatsu
Jill Nakatsu (Transfers/Non-Freshmen)
Laura Nakasato
Laura Nakasato (Freshmen)

To ensure a smooth transition into your academic program, we invite you to schedule your advising appointment with our Engineering Advising Team. Students without previous college credits for precalculus/calculus and chemistry will need to see the advising guide for information on taking the math and chemistry placement exams before they register. To maximize your time during the appointment, please first review the above Incoming Students Guide and Check Sheet documents for your program(s) of interest.

Schedule Appointment


Alternatively (or in addition), you may schedule an appointment with one of our outstanding Engineering Student Ambassadors. See more details below on how to do so.


Your Welcome Ambassadors

Phillip Amona
Phillip Amona
Jared Antonio
Jared Antonio
Mia Casparian
Mia Casparian
Adam Hu
Adam Hu
Khaldoon Ishmael
Khaldoon Ishmael
Josh Lorica
Josh Lorica
Brandon Pang
Brandon Pang
Dedrick Sakuma
Dedrick Sakuma
Elizabeth Talioaga
Elizabeth Talioaga
Christianne Young
Christianne Young

Our team of Engineering Student Ambassadors (ESAs) are current students who are here to welcome you to the college and answer any questions you might have about academics or student life at the College of Engineering. Feel free to use your ESA as a resource as you prepare for the start of school.

We invite you to schedule a 30-minute mentoring session, to be held via phone or Zoom with an ESA, any time between now and the start of school. During the session, your ESA will provide basic first-year advising support and help you learn all about the opportunities available to you in the college, from a student perspective. We recommend you schedule a mentoring session before your formal advising appointment (more details on that in the next section), as the ESAs can answer many of your questions first.  To schedule your appointment, please reach out to the ESA assigned to you, based on the first two letters of your last name.

Schedule your mentoring session!

For last names starting with…

A-C:   Contact Phillip

D-F:  Contact Jared

G-I:  Contact Mia

J-L: Contact Adam

M-O: Contact Khaldoon

P-R: Contact Josh

S-T: Contact Brandon

U-V: Contact Dedrick

W: Contact Elizabeth

X-Z: Contact Christianne

We encourage you to learn more about our ESAs and watch their welcome videos by visiting our Student Ambassador page.



The Mānoa Experience – University Preview Day
Attend this signature annual event to meet with engaging faculty, staff, and current Rainbow Warriors and about the #UHMazing programs, services, and activities that the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa has to offer. Check out this year’s event details.

Admitted Student Receptions
The University hosts a series of Admitted Student Receptions for admitted students in spring. Learn more at the Admissions website.

Talk Story Sessions
Visit our Events page for future Talk Story Sessions for prospective and admitted students.

Set yourself up for success and attend the College of Engineering’s student orientation: Blueprints. You won’t want to miss it. Stay tuned for Fall 2022 event details, and watch videos of previous virtual orientations in the meantime.


Breakout Session Recordings


Introductory Videos

Our faculty and staff have produced these videos for you to provide an overview of what their departments offer and answer some frequently asked questions.

Virtual Open House
Dean Morioka, Asst. Dean Dr. Choi, Academic Affairs Director Jill Nakatsu, and Kevin Liu, Engineering Student Ambassador

View the Virtual Open House PowerPoint presentation (PPT)


Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Panos Prevedouros, Professor & Department Chair


Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Galen Sasaki, Professor

Il Yong Chun, Professor


Department of Mechanical Engineering
Lloyd Hihara, Professor & Department co-Chair


Native Hawaiian Science and Engineering Mentorship (NHSEMP) Program
Kelli Ching, Director



Additional Materials

Blueprints Presenter Contact Information

Clubs & VIPs, 2021-2022

Slideshow Presentations:



Civil & Environmental Engineering

Computer Engineering






Student Academic Services



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