Program: Ocean & Resources Engineering (PhD)
Date: Tue Oct 09, 2012 - 3:42:00 pm
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: NA
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, 2011 and September 30, 2012? (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 June 1, 2011 to September 30, 2012: State the assessment question(s) and/or assessment goals. Include the SLOs that were targeted, if applicable.
The department undertakes ongoing continuous assessment efforts to comply with ABET and maintain engineering accreditation. One of the main efforts is to ensure all graduates are followed for as many years as possible, ideally for life. This is done through deparemtn contact , newsleters and surveys.
One of our main questions is whetehr gradautes were employed in engineering/ academic posts after getting their degree. One hundred percent of recent graduate were.
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.
Graduates were interviewed by the Chairman on graduation. Every 2-3 years a follow-up survey is sent. The department maintains a data base of graduate location and jobs. This is updated annually by our secretary. Two newsletters a year are sent to graduates for life. This is used to upadte address /email information.
8) State how many persons submitted evidence that was evaluated. If applicable, please include the sampling technique used.
We have information from all recent graduates.
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.
One hundred percent of recent graduates got jobs in an engineering or academic field on graduation
12) State how the program used the results or plans to use the results. Please be specific.
The data we collect is used in the 250 page ABET accreditaton report we produce every 6 years. This report is posted on the website (www.soest.hawaii.edu/ORE) for all to evaluate. ORE got the best accredition rating of all 5 UH engineeering departments evaluated in the last (2010 ) cycle. We are doing well and intend to continue the current succesful practices.
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 are a small department but provide a highly important service to the State of Hawaii through the training of critical ocean engineers. We intend to contine to meet this critical need and to document our success.
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 is very assesssment oriented as is required by the very rigorous ABET requirements to which we fully comply