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RESOLUTION TO APPROVE THE COMPUTER ENGINEERING BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE PROPOSAL

Approved by the Mānoa Faculty Senate on May 6, 2009
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RESOLUTION TO APPROVE A BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN COMPUTER ENGINEERING

WHEREAS, computer engineering is an important profession in the information technology areas of computing and networking; and

WHEREAS, there are currently no computer engineering degrees offered in Hawai`i and local students must currently go to the continental U.S. or elsewhere to earn a computer engineering degree; and

WHEREAS, there is a demand in Hawai`i for computer engineers who can design, analyze and integrate computer hardware and software, and local companies have expressed interest in employing Mānoa graduates with a computer engineering degree; and

WHEREAS, a computer engineering degree program at Mānoa will contribute highly skilled, flexible, and world-class computer engineers to Hawai`i’s workforce; and

WHEREAS, the computer engineering degree represents the regularization of an already existing track within Electrical Engineering and will replace that track; and

WHEREAS, the computer engineering degree represents a collaborative effort between the Electrical Engineering and Information and Computer Sciences departments; and

WHEREAS, all courses necessary to complete the computer engineering degree are currently available, enrolled, and regularly taught; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, the Mānoa Faculty Senate approves the proposal for a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering.