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University of Hawaii at Manoa - 2016

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Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

One of only32 universities nationwide to hold the distinction of being a land-, sea-, and space-grant institution, UH Mānoa is ranked in the top 50 public universities in research expenditures by the National Science Foundation. The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa maintains a vibrant and active research program with more than $306 million in new extramural funds for research in 2015. UH Mānoa’s faculty includes 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

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 18,000-plus students are enrolled in UH Manoa courses, on campus or via distance delivery, studying toward bachelor's degrees in 100 fields of study, master's degrees in 85, doctorates in 58, 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 10,000 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 close to 1,500 students enrolled in civil, computer, electrical and mechanical engineering. All programs are accredited by ABET ( 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 information about the College is available at