School of Engineering
The School of Engineering had its beginning in the University of Guam Pre-Engineering Program, which was established in 1989 to help fill the chronic need for local engineers for Guam and the other islands in the Western Pacific. The Pre-Engineering Program produced students prepared for admission as juniors into any four-year engineering school accredited by ABET. On Oct. 29, 2009, the president of UOG expressed his vision for establishing a four-year accredited engineering degree program to help meet the current and growing demand for engineering expertise in Guam and the region’s private and public sectors. In September 2016, the UOG Board of Regents formally established the new School of Engineering, and in February 2019, the board approved a four-year Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering for the School of Engineering. The degree will be accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
A new building will house the new program that will provide state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories as well as office space for faculty and administrators.
The mission of the School of Engineering is to develop highly competent professionals prepared for entry-level positions in civil engineering, to further study in graduate school, and for life-long learning and societal leadership.
The School of Engineering strives to graduate highly qualified engineers, maintain nationally recognized research, and provide quality professional and community service to Guam, Micronesia, and the neighboring regions in the Pacific and Asia.
Students who are planning to enroll in the program should be familiar with the general requirements and procedures for admission to the University (www.uog.edu/admissions/undergraduate-students).
First-time college student applicants to the undergraduate program in Engineering will be required to have the following units of study completed in high school:
|English||4 units (3 with substantial composition)|
|Mathematics||4 units (Algebra 1 level and above)|
|Natural Science||3 units (2 with lab)|
|Social Science||3 units|
|Foreign Language||2 units (of the same language)|
|Academic Electives||2 units|
First-time college student applicants who do not meet the above criteria but do meet UOG general admission requirements will have their applications reviewed by a faculty committee for admission.
Students must also have an ACT mathematics score of at least 25 and an ACT composite score of at least 24 as well as a minimum 1210 SAT combined score or minimum 24 ACT combined score or class ranking in the top 25% of their high school class.
Students without the prerequisite preparation must take the needed coursework before enrolling in courses required for the bachelor’s degree.
Students seeking re-admission must have been in good academic standing when last enrolled. Otherwise, re-admission requires a formal review by the Undergraduate Program Committee. Transfer applicants must have an overall GPA of at least 2.0 in all coursework, which includes repeated coursework attempted at previous institutions. Transfer applicants without a 2.0 or higher college GPA must submit a petition for admission.
Students who are interested in enrolling in the Engineering Program must have solid preparation in mathematics. All UOG students enrolling in mathematics courses must take the mathematics placement test before enrolling in their first mathematics course. Arrangements may be made for the placement examination by contacting the Mathematics Science Office at 735-2825.
The dean of the School of Engineering serves to direct and supervise the teaching, research, and service activities of the School. Questions may be directed to:
The School of Engineering is committed to student advisement. Students are encouraged to seek advisement at any time. Advisement is essential to the planning of an appropriate and efficient student schedule. A student who wishes to declare a Civil Engineering major must consult the Student Counseling Office for advisement. Students should contact the School of Engineering at 735-2761 for an appointment for advisement.
Please refer to the Academic Advisement section for specific degree program advisors.
Engineering students have opportunities for joining various professional organizations. For more information on the organizations below, contact the School of Engineering.
Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)
Dr. Shahram Khosrowpanah
Dr. Ujwalkumar D. Patil
Dr. Xiangxiong Kong
Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science Club (EMC2)
Dr. Fenglien Lee
Dr. Jaeyong Choi
Engineering students have opportunities to work as research assistants or interns at organizations such as the School of Engineering, UOG’s Water & Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific, Guam Waterworks Authority, Guam Power Authority, and government of Guam agencies, such as the Department of Public Works and Guam Environmental Protection Agency. There are also opportunities for internships and part-time work with private consulting firms.