University of Hawaii at Manoa - 2011

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: University of Hawaii at Manoa
Mailing Address: 2500 Campus Rd.
Hawaii Hall 202
City: Honolulu
State: HI
Postal Code: 96822
Country: United States
Phone 808-956-7651
Fax: 808-956-4153
Website: http://www.manoa.hawaii.edu

Head of Institution

Virginia Hinshaw
Chancellor
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2500 Campus Road
Hawaii Hall 202
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: 808-956-7651
Fax: 808-956-4153
vhinshaw@hawaii.edu

Undergraduate Admission Inquiries

Tep Dobry
Director of Academic Affairs
College of Engineering
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2540 Dole Street
Holmes Hall 240
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: 808-956-8404
Fax: 808-956-2291
tep@eng.hawaii.edu

Graduate Admission Inquiries

Roger Babcock
Graduate Chair
College of Engineering/Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2540 Dole Street
Holmes Hall 383
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: 808-956-7298
Fax: 808-956-5014
rbabcock@hawaii.edu

Aleksander Kavcic
Graduate Chair
College of Engineering/Electrical Engineering
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2540 Dole Street
Holmes Hall 483
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: 808-956-5174
Fax: 808-956-3427
kavcic@hawaii.edu

Beei-Huan Chao
Graduate Chair
College of Engineering/Mechanical Engineering
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2540 Dole Street
Holmes Hall 302
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: 808-956-2370
Fax: 808-956-2373
bchao@eng.hawaii.edu

Institution Information

General Information


Type of institution: PUBLIC
Academic Year: SEMESTERS
Setting of Main Engineering Campus URBAN

Main Campus Information

Is the main campus located in a city with a population greater than 100,000?: Yes
Name of this city, or if no, the name of the nearest city of any size?: Honolulu
This city's population (approx.): 372,000
Distance from Main Campus: 0

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 14,402
Total Graduate enrollment: 5,275
Total Professional and other enrollment: 752

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Business, Education, Fine arts, Law, Liberal arts, Medicine, Natural sciences, Nursing, Architecture, Pacific and Asian Studies, Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, Ocean & Earth Science & Technology

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

Freshmen: From the Admissions Office website: Effective September 1, 2010, first-time freshmen will be required to complete a Self-Reported Application. Applicants must indicate courses, grades, credits, and test scores on the application which will be used by the Office of Admissions to make an initial decision. Upon request, official transcript(s) and test scores will be required for validation and/or scholarship offers.

Students applying for admission as freshmen must submit a System Application Form, official scores from the College Board (SAT) or American College Test (ACT), and official high school transcripts. Application Fee - Applicants must submit with the application a nonrefundable application fee of $70.00, valid only for the semester of application. Freshman admission criteria include 4 units of English, 3 units of math (including algebra II and geometry), 3 units of science, 3 units of social studies, 4 units of other college prep and 5 units of electives. A cumulative GPA of 2.80 is required, along with scores of 510 each for SAT critical reading, math and writing or 22 each for ACT English, math, writing and composite. Applicants should be in the top 40% of their graduating class. See http://manoa.hawaii.edu/admissions/undergrad/apply/freshman.html for additional information.

Transfer Students: Applicants who have earned at least 24 semester credit hours of work in courses comparable to UH Mânoa offerings at a regionally accredited U.S. college or university must submit a System Application Form and have each post secondary institution previously attended send an official transcript directly to the Admissions and Records Office. Hawaii residents need a 2.00 GPA for college courses and non-residents need a 2.50 GPA. Application Fee - Applicants must submit with the application a nonrefundable application fee of $70.00. (See.undergraduate engineering section for additional requirements for students wanting to transfer into engineering.)

International Students: International students wishing to apply should submit a System Admission Application form and a form called “Supplementary Information for International Students.” The deadline is January 5 for fall admission and September 1 for spring admission. All official transcripts, examination certifications (e.g., General Certificate of Education) and other documents showing all high school and any completed post-secondary work must be submitted to the Office of Admissions & Records. International applicants must also submit SAT, ACT or GRE official test results and TOEFL scores. Consult the following web page for complete instructions for international freshman and transfer applications: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/admissions/undergrad/apply/international.html

Recommendations

none provided

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Peter Crouch
Dean
College of Engineering
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2540 Dole Street, Holmes Hall 240
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: 808-956-7727
Fax: 808-956-2291
peter.crouch@hawaii.edu

Engineering Information

Engineering Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

Bachelor's:B.S.
Master's:M.S. with thesis, M.S. without thesis, but with project or report
Doctoral:Ph.D.

Computer Science Degrees Awarded Outside the College/School of Engineering

Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral

Engineering Information

Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Civil and Environmental Engineering Both Constantinos Papacostas Civil/Environmental Engineering
Dean's Office Graduate Peter Crouch Other Engineering Disciplines
Electrical Engineering Both Anthony Kuh Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Both Mehrdad Ghasemi Nejhad Mechanical Engineering
Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering Both Harry Ako Biological Engr. and Agricultural Engr.
Ocean and Resources Engineering Graduate Bruce Howe Other Engineering Disciplines
Pre-engineering Undergraduate Other Engineering Disciplines

Engineering Information

Research Centers

  • INCOLL - Research center WITHIN the college of engineering
  • INDEPT - Research center WITHIN an engineering department
  • INUNIV - Research center WITHIN university system
  • OUTUNIV - Research center OUTSIDE the university
Center/Lab Discipline Research Class Head Chair
Hawaii Center for Advanced Communications Electrical Engineering INCOLL Magdy Iskander

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (B.S.) Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering (B.S.) Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) Mechanical Engineering
Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering Bioengineering (B.S.) Biological Engr. and Agricultural Engr.
Pre-engineering Other Engineering Disciplines
Note: Pre-engineeirng students are part of the College of Arts & Sciences.

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (M.S.) Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering (M.S.) Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) Mechanical Engineering
Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering Molecular Bioscience and Bioengineering (M.S) Biological Engr. and Agricultural Engr.
Ocean and Resources Engineering Ocean & Resources Engineering (M.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Doctoral Degree Program(s) Discipline
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) Mechanical Engineering
Ocean and Resources Engineering Ocean and Resources Engineering (Ph.D.) Other Engineering Disciplines

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Civil and Environmental Engineering
  1. Construction management
  2. Environmental & water resources
  3. Geotechnical
  4. Structures
  5. Transportation
Electrical Engineering
  1. Wireless Communication--Devices & Systems
  2. Solid-state devices & sensors
  3. Analog & digital circuit design
  4. Microwaves and photonics
  5. Telecommunications
  6. Automatic controls
  7. Signal processing
  8. Computer architecture, algorithms, networking, hardward, software
Mechanical Engineering
  1. Materials & Manufacturing
  2. Mechanics & Design
  3. Fluid & Thermal Sciences
Ocean and Resources Engineering
  1. Coastal Flood Hazards
  2. Coastal Engineering
  3. Offshore Engineering
  4. Ocean Resources Engineering
  5. Ocean Observing System Technology
  6. Marine/ocean acoustics
  7. Renewable energy

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Chi Epsilon
  • Eta Kappa Nu
  • Pi Tau Sigma

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • Am. Soc. of Civil Engineers
  • Am. Soc. of Heating, Refrig. and Air Condit. Eng.
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Inst. of Transportation Engineers
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Soc. for Automotive Engineering
  • Soc. of Naval Architects and Marine Eng.
  • Soc. of Women Engineers

Local Groups

  • Marine Technology Society

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • Minority Engineering Program
  • Society of Women Engineers

Other Student Support Programs

NHSEMP--Native Hawaiian Science and Engineering Mentoring Program

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

1. ASCE Concrete Canoe/Pacific Southwest Regional Competition--designing, building and racing a concrete canoe

2. IEEE Region 6 Central Area Regional Micromouse Competition--designing, building and racing a micromouse

3. ASME SAE Mini-Baja West Competition--designing, building and racing a human powered vehicle

4. Formula One race car--designing, building and racing a formula car

5. UH Small-Satellite Program--designing, building and launching small satellites into oribit

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The University of Hawaii at Manoa is a research university of international standing. One of only 32 institutions nationwide to hold the distinction of being a land-, sea-, and space-grant research institution, UH Mānoa is ranked in the top 30 public universities in federal research funding for engineering and science and 49th overall by the National Science Foundation. In 2010, UH Mānoa received $355 million in awards, with research grants reaching $256 million and nonresearch awards reaching $99 million. Seven of UH Mānoa’s faculty are currently members of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering and the National Institute of Medicine.

Classified by the Carnegie Foundation as having “very high research activity,” UH Mānoa is known for its pioneering research in such fields as oceanography, astronomy, Pacific Islands and Asian area studies, linguistics, cancer research, and genetics. (from http://manoa.hawaii.edu/about)
The main UH campus located in Manoa Valley on the island of Oahu began in 1907 as a land-grant college of agriculture and mechanic arts. Today 20,000-plus students are enrolled in UH Manoa courses, on campus or via distance delivery, studying toward bachelor's degrees in 87 fields of study, master's degrees in 87, doctorates in 51, first professional degrees in architecture, law, and medicine, and a number of certificates.

Engineering has been a major program of study at this institution since its founding in 1907. UH Manoa has granted more than 9,000 engineering degrees, and many of the professional engineers practicing in industries, consulting firms, and governmental agencies throughout the state are graduates of UH Manoa. UH Manoa is the only engineering degree-granting institution in the state of Hawaii. The College offers baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral programs to approximately 970 students enrolled in civil, electrical and mechanical engineering. The three baccalaureate programs are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. All undergraduate students in the College of Engineering must receive approval of their program of courses from their advisors prior to registration each semester. The College's faculty are actively engaged in government and industry-sponsored research that is national and international in scope. Many of the faculty have strong ties, including research projects, with academic institutions and industry in Asia and the Pacific Rim. More than half of the College's faculty have been hired within the past decade. More information about the College is available at http://www.eng.hawaii.edu/

Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Civil and Environmental Engineering 10 6 2 18
Dean's Office 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering 7 8 4 19
Mechanical Engineering 4 3 6 13
Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering 0 0 0 0
Ocean and Resources Engineering 3 2 1 6
Pre-engineering 0 0 0 0
Totals: 24 19 13 56

Teaching, Non-Tenure-Track

Engineering Department(s) FT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel PT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Teach. Personnel
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Dean's Office 1 0 1 0.00
Electrical Engineering 0 3 3 0.75
Mechanical Engineering 0 3 3 0.75
Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering 0 0 0 0.00
Ocean and Resources Engineering 0 2 2 0.50
Pre-engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Totals: 1 8 9 2.00

Non-Teaching, Research

Engineering Department(s) Non-Teach. FT Research Personnel Non-Teach. PT Research Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Non-Teach. Research Personnel
Civil and Environmental Engineering 1 1 2 0.15
Dean's Office 3 1 4 0.50
Electrical Engineering 1 0 1 0.00
Mechanical Engineering 6 0 6 0.00
Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering 0 0 0 0.00
Ocean and Resources Engineering 9 1 10 0.60
Pre-engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Totals: 20 3 23 1.25

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

  • American Indian or Alaska Native (Am Ind): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
  • Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Black or African American (B/AfrA): A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black or African American."
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (Haw): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
  • Hispanic or Latino (Hisp): A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term, "Spanish origin," can be used in addition to "Hispanic or Latino."
  • White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Full Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 10 0
Dean's Office 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 7 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4 0
Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ocean and Resources Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Pre-engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 1 0 24 0

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Associate Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 1
Dean's Office 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 7 1
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ocean and Resources Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Pre-engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 1 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 17 2

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Dean's Office 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 5 1
Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ocean and Resources Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Pre-engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 11 2

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Students applying for admission as freshmen must apply using a University of Hawaii System Admission Application. See information under the Institutional Profile: Section 5. Institution Admission Information. After meeting University of Hawaii admissions requirements, applicants for engineering will be screened for additional entrance requirements. High school students applying to the College of Engineering should have completed algebra, trigonometry, analytic geometry, physics and chemistry. Please see http://www.eng.hawaii.edu/prospective-students/admissions for additional information regarding admission.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Same as above--applicant should designate on System Admission Application what department is of interest.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Foreign students wishing to apply should access the Admissions and Records web page at http://manoa.hawaii.edu/admissions/undergrad/apply/international.
Foreign students who meet University of Hawaii entrance requirements have the same undergraduate admissions requirements as listed for regular undergraduates.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Non-resident students have the same entrance requirements as undergraduate students.

Residency Requirements

To qualify for resident tuition status, please consult:
http://manoa.hawaii.edu/admissions/undergrad/financing/residency.html

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

In addition to the general transfer requirements for the University of Hawaii (see http://manoa.hawaii.edu/admissions/undergrad/apply/transfer.html), applicants to engineering should have an overall GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) for all university level coursework and have completed English 100 (composition), Math 241/242(calculus I and II), Physics 170/170L (general physics and lab, calculus-based), and Chemistry 161/161L/162 (general chemistry and lab).

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 28
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 47

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): In-State / Out-of-State

Undergraduate Group 1 Undergraduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $9,100 $23,932
Room & Board: $3,442 $10,279
Books & Supplies: $1,170 $1,170
Other Expenses: $1,304 $1,522
Estimated avg. course load per term: 15 15
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: Yes

Special Programs or Fee Structures

Undergraduate engineering students (except freshmen) pay a professional fee of $400 per semster (fall and spring, no fees during summer session). The fee will increase to $500 per semester in the fall of 2012.

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 701
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 490
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 236
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 54%

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range: 660 540
Reading Range: 580 470
Writing Range: 560 460
Combined Range: 1780 1490
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range: 29 23
Composite Range: 27 21

Undergraduate

Enrollments by Class

Undergraduate Engr. Programs Fresh
1st Year
Soph
2nd Year
Junior
3rd Year
Senior
4th/5th Year
Full Time Total Part Time Total
0 0 0 0 0 0
Bioengineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 47 44 64 107 262 33
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 39 37 59 89 224 15
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 40 26 47 89 202 36
Totals: 126 107 170 285 688 84

Freshmen

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bioengineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 2 0 0 4 0 4 0 4 0 26 2
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5 0 21 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 21 1 0 0 5 1 0 0 6 0 34 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 4 0 7 0 5 1 26 1
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 5 0 14 0
Totals: 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 60 3 0 0 20 1 12 0 25 1 126 5

Sophomores

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bioengineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 1 0 0 5 0 3 1 4 0 34 2
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 2 1 1 0 2 0 10 3
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 3 0 31 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1 0 0 4 0 3 0 5 0 21 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
Totals: 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 61 4 0 0 19 1 11 1 15 0 107 6

Juniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bioengineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 28 8 0 0 8 3 4 1 7 0 48 12
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 3 1 16 2
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 34 1 0 0 6 0 1 0 3 0 45 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 14 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 4 0 0 6 0 8 1 4 1 43 6
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
Totals: 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 110 15 0 0 26 3 14 2 18 2 170 22

Seniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bioengineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 59 3 0 0 13 2 11 1 5 1 91 7
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 3 0 0 6 1 0 0 1 1 16 5
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 43 7 0 1 4 1 10 2 10 0 70 12
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 4 0 19 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 38 12 0 1 7 5 12 2 11 3 72 25
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 1 17 2
Totals: 10 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 168 26 0 2 38 9 35 5 32 6 285 51

Undergraduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bioengineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 2 0 0 0 39 0 10 6 4 61 46 15
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 2 0 0 0 24 0 4 4 3 37 35 2
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 1 0 1 0 13 0 4 5 5 29 26 3
Totals: 5 0 1 0 76 0 18 15 12 127 107 20

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bioengineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 7 0 0 7 3 3 3 3 1 61
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 1 0 0 3 1 4 0 3 0 37
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 12 1 0 0 4 0 4 1 4 1 29
Totals: 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 67 9 0 0 14 4 11 4 10 2 127

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

Our policy is not to allow engineering students to obtain dual degrees--only in very unusual cases are dual degrees allowed. Engineering students are allowed to have minors.

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

0

Undergraduate

Program Comparisons

  • ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • CEAB - Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board
Degree Program ABET/CEAB Accred. Nominal Program Length
(yrs.)
Average Program Length
(yrs.)
Time: Day/Even./
Both
Co-op: None/Opt./
Required
Grads in Co-op Progs.
no Both None
Bioengineering (B.S.) yes 0.00 0.00 Both None
Civil Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Day Optional
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Day Optional
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.60 Day Optional

Graduate

Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

General information regarding admission to the graduate school can be found at:
http://www.hawaii.edu/graduatestudies/admissions/html/admissions.htm
Each engineering department has additional requirements for admission to the specific program. Links are provided in the next section to the various programs.

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering:
http://www.cee.hawaii.edu/content/gradstudy.htm

Electrical Engineering:
http://www.ee.hawaii.edu/student/index.php?stc=2

Mechanical Engineering:
http://www.me.hawaii.edu/graduateprogram.htm

Ocean and Resources Engineering
http://www.ore.hawaii.edu/OE/ore_admission.htm

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

International students should refer to this web page for detailed information regarding admission: http://www.hawaii.edu/graduatestudies/international/html/international.htm

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Non-resident students should access the web pages listed under the section on graduate admission to the College of Engineering. Non-residents follow the same procedure as residents.

Residency Requirements

For information, please contact:
Graduate Admissions Office
2540 Maile Way Spalding 354 Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-8544 Fax: (808) 956-4261
Email: admissions@grad.hawaii.edu

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Transfer students should follow the same procedures as the first time graduate school applicants.

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Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): In-State / Out-of-State

Graduate Group 1 Graduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $8,048 $18,576
Room & Board: $3,442 $14,319
Books & Supplies: $1,590 $1,590
Other Expenses: $1,729 $1,729
Estimated avg. course load per term: 7 7
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: Yes

Special Programs or Fee Structures

Undergraduate engineering students (except freshmen) pay a professional fee of $400 per semster (fall and spring, no fees during summer session). The fee will increase to $500 per semester in the fall of 2012.

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Additional Financial Aid Information

The departments offer teaching and research assistantships. Please contact the department of interest for information.

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New Applicants

New Graduate Applicants

A. Number of graduate applicants to the engineering college: 153
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 73
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 43

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Enrollments by Class

Master's

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Civil Engineering (M.S.)
Men 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 10 0 0 7 2 1 0 3 0 36 13
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 9 4
Electrical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 12 3 0 0 3 0 3 0 4 0 29 3
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 2 0 10 0 2 0 25 1
Women 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 6 0
Molecular Bioscience and Bioengineering (M.S)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ocean & Resources Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 12 0 1 0 17 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 4 0
Totals: 23 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 46 17 0 0 14 2 32 1 13 0 131 21

Doctoral

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 18 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 0 0 24 2
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 1
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Ocean and Resources Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 7 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0
Totals: 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 2 0 0 2 0 12 3 0 1 64 6

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Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 8 0 0 0 4 0 1 3 0 16 11 5
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 6 0 1 0 3 0 1 3 1 15 10 5
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 1 12 10 2
Molecular Bioscience and Bioengineering (M.S) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ocean & Resources Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 1
Totals: 18 0 1 0 8 0 2 13 3 45 32 13

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 16
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 2 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 15
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 1 0 12
Molecular Bioscience and Bioengineering (M.S) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ocean & Resources Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
Totals: 9 9 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 2 0 0 2 0 12 1 2 1 45

Master's Degree Programs

Master's Degree Program Degree Type
Master's w/ Thesis Master's w/o Thesis or with Proj./Report Program Totals
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 11 5 16
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 15 0 15
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 12 0 12
Molecular Bioscience and Bioengineering (M.S) 0 0 0
Ocean & Resources Engineering (M.S.) 1 1 2
Totals: 39 6 45

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 1
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 5 0
Ocean and Resources Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 3 3 0
Totals: 7 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 12 11 1

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Ocean and Resources Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
Totals: 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 12

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Research Expenditures

Expenditures by Research Department

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Engineering Department External Funding Source
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Total#: 60 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $458,000 Industry: $25,000 Priv/Non: $277,000
State: $1,539,000 Local: $21,000 Total Expn.: $2,320,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Dean's Office
Total#: 9 Foreign: $0 Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $634,000 Industry: $-6,000 Priv/Non: $2,000
State: $134,000 Local: Total Expn.: $764,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Electrical Engineering
Total#: 39 Foreign: $52,000 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $1,211,000 Industry: $27,000 Priv/Non: $17,000
State: $0 Local: Total Expn.: $1,307,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Mechanical Engineering
Total#: 38 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $1,454,000 Industry: $515,000 Priv/Non: $17,000
State: $0 Local: Total Expn.: $1,986,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering
Total#: Foreign: Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Ocean and Resources Engineering
Total#: 39 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $1,955,000 Industry: $237,000 Priv/Non: $0
State: $187,000 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $2,379,000
Totals:
Total#: 185 Foreign: $52,000 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $5,712,000 Industry: $798,000 Priv/Non: $313,000
State: $1,860,000 Local: $21,000 Total Expn.: $8,756,000

Expenditures by Research Center

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Center/Lab External Funding Source
Hawaii Center for Advanced Communications
Total#: 15 Foreign: $3,000 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $454,000 Industry: $27,000 Priv/Non: $59,000
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $543,000
Totals:
Total#: 15 Foreign: $3,000 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $454,000 Industry: $27,000 Priv/Non: $59,000
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $543,000


Grand Totals:
Total#: 200 Foreign: $55,000 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $6,166,000 Industry: $825,000 Priv/Non: $372,000
State: $1,860,000 Local: $21,000 Total Expn.: $9,299,000

The following text was offered to each school as a guideline for the calculation of externally-funded research expenditures:

Include all expenditures associated with grants and contracts specifically budgeted for externally sponsored research and associated programs and expenditures associated with all gifts auditably used for research. Include expended funds provided by the following external sources:

  1. Federal Government
  2. State Government
  3. Foreign Governments
  4. Industry
  5. Non-Profit Organizations (e.g. foundations)
  6. Individuals
  7. Local Government

The expenditures reported should be only those funds provided by organizations, agencies, and individuals external to the institution. Cost sharing/matching funds should be included only if provided from sources external to the institution.

Only State government funds that were obtained competitively or as matching funds associated with other externally funded programs should be included. State funds that are part of the normal operating budget should not be included regardless of purpose.

For all joint or contracted projects or sub-projects, only the portion of the center research performed by faculty, staff, and students of the affiliated engineering school should be credited to that school. Expenditures for capital costs of research laboratory building construction should not be included.

Expenditures for research laboratory renovations should not be included unless the renovation funds expended came from grants and contracts expressly intended for the direct support of engineering research.

Any portion of academic year and/or summer salary for any researcher that is not derived from external research grants or contracts should not be counted.

Total #: Report total number of individual grants, not the total dollar amount of the expenditures.

Expenditures: Report actual expenditures (as opposed to authorization amounts) in U.S. dollars.

Time frame for expenditures: Report expenditures for your current fiscal year.

Research centers listed as "WITHIN an engineering department" on the Research Centers page (screen 7) of the College of Engineering Profile, will not have their expenditures added to the school's total research expenditures. Such expenditures can be included in the department total, while still being listed for the appropriate center. This allows users to list the expenditures in two areas without double-counting.

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Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

The Department conducts research in traditional civil and environmental disciplines, as well as in interdisciplinary and emerging technology fields. These efforts are balanced to satisfy specific research needs at the local level and to contribute to the general advancement of science and engineering. The amount and breadth of research activities has been increasing steadily over the years as new faculty and research facilities have been added.

The faculty specialize in six areas of research: Construction Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Hydraulics/Hydrology, Structural Engineering, and Transportation Engineering.

Construction engineering involves the planning and construction of civil and building engineering projects such as coastal and ocean structures, dams, airports, high-rise buildings, parking structures, residential housing, roads and highways, bridges, and freeways. The environmental engineering program at the University of Hawaii includes several key areas of modern environmental engineering. Research areas include water and wastewater engineering, hydrology and hydraulics, environmental fluid mechanics, and coastal engineering and marine environment. Geotechnical engineering deals with the study of earth materials in the context of engineering investigation, design and construction. Research areas in geotechnical engineering include soil-structure interaction, pavement geotechnics, marine geotechnics, soil mechanics, seismic engineering, and geologic engineering. Structural engineering research topics at the College include theoretical and application areas such as structural analysis and design for buildings and bridges, structural dynamics, numerical simulations and modeling, seismic and long-term monitoring of structures, wave and tsunami loading on structures, fluid-structure interactions, and hazard mitigation. Transportation engineering research includes transportation and infrastructure systems engineering, traffic analysis and simulation, pavement engineering, deterioration modeling, demand forecasting, and intelligent transportation systems.

From CEE website: http://www.cee.hawaii.edu/content/research.htm

Electrical Engineering

The Department is organized into three research tracks: computer engineering, electrophysics, and information systems.
Computer Engineering: Research areas include optical networks, network security, image processing in 3D modeling, embedded systems, VLSI CAD, computer architecture, bioinformatics, telemedicine, computational intelligence, and parallel and distributed computing. Faculty in this area collaborates with faculty in the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), with Hawaii local high-tech companies and with researchers in the Queen's Medical Center on NIH funded projects in image-based diagnostics. This faculty has also built a general-purpose 240-processors super-computer that gives the UH community its own educational and experimental platform for reconfigurable computing in simulation, modeling, visualization and application development.

Electrophysics: Research areas include MEMS devices and simulation tools, high-frequency electronic circuits, non-invasive sensing of biomedical signals, semiconductor devices and sensor innovation, antennas, and computational electromagnetics. Present and past faculty in this area have been successful in establishing high-technology startup companies. Faculty in the area play key roles in two College of Engineering research units, the Hawaii Space Flight Laboratory (HSFL) and the Hawaii Center for Advanced Communications (HCAC).

Information Systems: The department has a long tradition of top notch research in information transmission, storage, and processing. The research produced the well known ALOHA network, the first wireless packet network, in the 1970s. Research areas include wireless communications, information theory, channel coding, information security, magnetic recording, network optimization, control theory, game theory, source coding, machine learning, and ad hoc sensor networks. Recently, researchers in this group combined with faculty in Information and Computer Science (ICS) and Mathematics to form the Coding, Communications, Networks, and Security (COCONETS) Lab. This research is focused on collaborative and multidisciplinary research and education projects in the above stated areas.

From EE website: http://www.ee.hawaii.edu/research/

Mechanical Engineering

The MME Faculty members conduct research categorized under the department's three primary areas:

Fluid and Thermal Sciences
Applied math and perturbation methods in heat and mass transfer, solidification, thermodynamics, combustion, fluid dynamics, multiphase flows, and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)..

Mechanics and Design
Robotics, mechatronics, acoustics, dynamics, control, machine vision, microelectromechanical systems, rehabilitation engineering, biomedical engineering, and mechanical design.

Materials and Manufacturing
Mechanical behavior, manufacturing, and processing of advanced materials; composite, marine, intelligent, and superconducting materials; solid-state ionics, electrochemistry, and corrosion.

Areas of active research include, but are not limited to Robotics, Underwater Vehicle Design and Technology, Dynamical Systems, Corrosion, Intelligent and Composite Materials, Advanced Manufacturing, Combustion, Multiphase Flows, Heat and Mass Transfer, Perturbation Methods, Applied Mathematics, and Computational Fluid Dynamics.

Recent projects in the department have been sponsored by NASA, NSF, ONR, AOR, DARPA, American Chemical Society, Petroleum Research Fund, U.S. Department of Commerce, Intel, SamSung, EG&G, MetroLaser Inc., Silicon Graphics, StereoGraphics, Tektronix, Wavefront Technologies, Sense8, RSI Research, and Allied-Signal Inc.

From: http://www.me.hawaii.edu/research.htm

Ocean and Resources Engineering

Recent and ongoing research projects in the department cover a variety of subject areas ranging from theoretical through practical. Among these are computer modeling of the storm waves and surge generation, tsunami runup and coastal inundation, motions of very large floating platforms (hydroelasticity), hydrodynamics of fluid-filled membrane in gravity waves, wave modeling for insular regions, wave attenuation on a coastal zone, tidal wave numerical modeling, two- and three-dimensional hydraulic models, sediment plume dynamics, mooring dynamics, gas evolution in open cycle ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC), thermodynamic evaluation of the OTEC process, electrodeposition of calcium carbonate from seawater for structural elements, wave and current forces on oil transport and OTEC pipelines, design and motion analysis of moored data buoys, motion and structural analysis of SWATH ships, wastewater outfall plume dynamics, baroclinic tide dynamics, numerical simulation of nonlinear fluid-structure interaction problems, and design of artificial reefs.

It is expected that future research areas will include OTEC cold water usage for aquaculture and artificial upwelling, wave energy, very large floating structure dynamics, semi-submersible ship design, manganese crust mining and processing, as well as additional work related to coastal areas and the economic development of ocean resources, such as energy and bioproducts.

From ORE website: http://www.ore.hawaii.edu/OE/ore_research.htm

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Hawaii Center for Advanced Communications

The University of Hawaii (UH) has been one of the pioneers in the area of wireless communications technology, having developed, over thirty years ago, the first wireless packet radio system based on ALOHA protocol. Ideas used in this protocol strongly influenced the development of the CSMA/CD access protocol used in Ethernet, the network model most widely used in computer communications. More recently, and with the recruiting of new faculty, the research focus at UH has been shifting more towards the physical-layer type of projects including innovative antenna designs ; DSP for smart antennas, blind-multiuser detection, and cooperative diversity ; propagation prediction and modeling of wireless networks ; RF and quasi-optical devices]; and the development of computationally and power-efficient iterative decoding algorithms for wireless communications systems.

The Hawaii Center for Advanced Communications (HCAC) at the University of Hawaii, Manoa Campus, is a research and education center established in 2000 by the Board of Regents in the College of Engineering. HCAC supports research and training on a wide range of advanced communications technologies. The main focus of the communications research at HCAC is in the area of broadband wireless with emphases on using electromagnetics assets (antennas, propagation modeling, radar design and signal analysis) and digital signal processing algorithms (smart antennas and algorithms for buried target detection and classification) in the design and overall optimization of advanced wireless communications and radar systems. Specific research projects with strong external funding are in antennas and antenna arrays design, propagation modeling and channel sounding, the development of signal processing algorithms for smart antennas and multi-user detection, advanced integrated design for HF radar for Homeland security applications, and the development of ground penetrating radar technologies for buried targets detection and classification.

From HCAC website: http://hcac.hawaii.edu/research.htm

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Subject Areas of Research

Subject Areas

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Dual Degrees

Graduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

None

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Student Appointments

Appointments by Department

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Department Fellowships TA RA Other Total Appts.
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Appointments: 1 6 29 0 36
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Dean's Office
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Electrical Engineering
Appointments: 0 9 32 0 41
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Mechanical Engineering
Appointments: 0 4 20 1 25
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Ocean and Resources Engineering
Appointments: 0 2 24 0 26
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
All Total Appointments 1 21 105 1 128

Appointments by Research Center

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Graduate Research Center Fellowships RA Other Total Appts.
Hawaii Center for Advanced Communications
Appointments: 0 5 0 5
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
All Total Appointments 0 5 0 5