Program: Ocean & Resources Engineering (MS)
Date: Fri Oct 10, 2014 - 9:33:30 am
1) Below are your program's student learning outcomes (SLOs). Please update as needed.
The graduate program in Ocean and Resources Engineering channels the students’ previous education and work experience to ocean-related engineering careers. Students upon graduating from the program will have:
1. A broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context;
2. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and basic engineering topics that include statics, dynamics, fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, and probability and statistics;
3. Proficiency in the core program that comprises hydrostatics, oceanography, water waves, fluid-structure interaction, underwater acoustics, laboratory and at-sea experience;
4. Working knowledge of at least one of the three option areas that include coastal, offshore, and ocean resources engineering;
5. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and latest engineering tools necessary for ocean and resources engineering practice;
6. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve ocean and resources engineering problems;
7. An ability to design and optimize engineering systems to meet the needs of the marine community;
8. An ability to work independently and function on multi-disciplinary teams;
9. An appreciation of professional and ethical responsibilities;
10. An ability to communicate effectively to technical and non-technical audiences;
11. An awareness of the latest research and contemporary issues in and beyond the marine community, and;
12. Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning and continuing professional development.
2) Your program's SLOs are published as follows. Please update as needed.
Student Handbook. URL, if available online:
Information Sheet, Flyer, or Brochure URL, if available online:
UHM Catalog. Page Number:
Course Syllabi. URL, if available online: http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/ore/OE/ore_courses.htm
Other: ABET Self-Study Report dated July 1, 2009
3) Select one option:
- File (03/16/2020)
4) For your program, the percentage of courses that have course SLOs explicitly stated on the syllabus, a website, or other publicly available document is as follows. Please update as needed.
5) Did your program engage in any program assessment activities between June 1, 2013 and September 30, 2014? (e.g., establishing/revising outcomes, aligning the curriculum to outcomes, collecting evidence, interpreting evidence, using results, revising the assessment plan, creating surveys or tests, etc.)
No (skip to question 14)
6) For the period between June 1, 2013 and September 30, 2014: State the assessment question(s) and/or assessment goals. Include the SLOs that were targeted, if applicable.
Percentage of students who received jobs in the field on graduating
7) State the type(s) of evidence gathered to answer the assessment question and/or meet the assessment goals that were given in Question #6.
employer and graduating student student questionaires
8) State how many persons submitted evidence that was evaluated. If applicable, please include the sampling technique used.
100% of graduating students gort jobs in engineering fields
9) Who interpreted or analyzed the evidence that was collected? (Check all that apply.)
Ad hoc faculty group
Persons or organization outside the university
Advisors (in student support services)
Students (graduate or undergraduate)
10) How did they evaluate, analyze, or interpret the evidence? (Check all that apply.)
Used professional judgment (no rubric or scoring guide used)
Compiled survey results
Used qualitative methods on interview, focus group, open-ended response data
External organization/person analyzed data (e.g., external organization administered and scored the nursing licensing exam)
11) For the assessment question(s) and/or assessment goal(s) stated in Question #6:
Summarize the actual results.
100% of graduating student got positions in engineering fields
12) State how the program used the results or plans to use the results. Please be specific.
The program is highly successful as rated by the local engineering community and ABET. We provide about half the requirement annually in Hawaii for graduating ocean enginneers.We are working closely with our local advisory committee to figure out how to increase enrollment to produce more high quality ocean engineers. Basically, the engineering and ABET accreditiation community are telling us our product is great we just don't produce enough graduates!
13) Beyond the results, were there additional conclusions or discoveries?
This can include insights about assessment procedures, teaching and learning, program aspects and so on.
We need to graduate more students as well as increase undergradutae opportunities to encourage more graduate enrollment.
We are developing a new high enrollment undergraduate course to bring in more students . It will be taught for the first time in Spring 2015
14) If the program did not engage in assessment activities, please explain.
Or, if the program did engage in assessment activities, please add any other important information here.
The program has a rigorous set of assessment procedure which we are using to write a major ABET report (due every 6 years). This will be submitted in July 2015. Typically these ABET reports are 250 pages in length and are very thorough. Our last review showed us to be the best engineering program on campus.