College of Engineering to offer new computer engineering degree

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Galen H. Sasaki, (808) 956-6103
Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering
Eric R Matsunaga, (808) 956-7584
Director, Marketing & Public Affairs, College of Engineering
Posted: Apr 15, 2010

Students interested in pursing careers in computer software design, hardware manufacturing and robotics will now be able to remain in Hawaiʻi for their undergraduate college education. Beginning in fall 2010, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Engineering will begin accepting applications for a new bachelor of science degree in computer engineering.  
“We are very excited about the addition of computer engineering to our degree offerings,” said Peter E. Crouch, dean of the College of Engineering. “We are now better positioned to attract students to the College in an important area of engineering for Hawaiʻi.”
The computer engineering degree program will be collaboratively taught by faculty from both the College of Engineering’s Department of Electrical Engineering and the College of Natural Sciences’ Department of Information and Computer Sciences. Curriculum will be devoted to computer hardware and software, computer organization and architecture, computer security, software engineering, computer networks and Internet technology, embedded systems, computer-aided design, multi-core and parallel computing and wireless networks.
“Computer engineering is a combination of both electrical engineering and computer science,” said Alan H. Teramura, interim dean of the College of Natural Sciences. “It made perfect sense to combine our expertise from both colleges to create this exciting new degree offering at UH Mānoa.”
Prospective candidates interested in obtaining a computer engineering degree must submit a completed application to the UH Mānoa Admissions and Records Office. Applicants for admission to UH Mānoa as freshmen must also submit their official Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT) scores and high school transcripts. Prior to applying, students should have taken algebra, trigonometry, analytic geometry, physics and chemistry.
For additional information regarding the computer engineering degree curriculum requirements, visit the Department of Electrical Engineering website at