Zella L. Kahn-Jetter, Ph.D., P.E.
Welcome to the Saint Martin’s University School of Engineering
This is a great time to be considering a career in engineering, and
Saint Martin’s is a great place to earn your degree. The School of
Engineering has two accredited (ABET/EAC) programs: civil engineering
and mechanical engineering. The first two years share a common
pre-engineering program. In your junior year you branch off into your
program of study. In civil engineering you pursue advanced study in four
major areas: geotechnical, transportation and construction management,
water resources and environmental, and structural. In mechanical
engineering you study thermal, fluid, and mechanical systems. In your
senior year you have the opportunity to specialize in the various areas
of civil or mechanical engineering. Also during your senior year, you
will participate in a major capstone design course covering two
semesters which captures all that you have learned during the previous
three years, and addresses a real-world engineering design problem.
For those of you visiting with an engineering degree, we offer two
graduate programs: a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering (MCE), a
Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering (MME) and a Master’s Degree in
Engineering Management (MEM). The MCE Program is designed to provide
engineering and science graduates with specialized technical knowledge
oriented toward professional engineering practice within civil
engineering. The MME program is designed to provide engineering and
science graduates with specialized technical knowledge in the thermal,
mechanics and controls areas of mechanical engineering. The MEM program
emphasizes the continuity of management and engineering-related efforts
from planning through design and execution.
Society needs engineers; whether it is to treat water so you can
drink it, improve upon the infrastructure that we use every day, create
robots, or design new bio-medical devices that can change the way we
treat the sick, engineers play an important role. They are the unsung
heroes of society. There has never been a better time to study
engineering than now, especially at Saint Martin’s University. We are in
a period of renewed growth and are building a new engineering building.
This facility will be a state of the art learning center and will
provide an opportunity for collaboration between students, faculty, and
I hope to see you here soon.
As you maneuver your way through our pages, please look at some of
the exciting designs that our students have worked on recently and
examples of our previous capstone design
Zella Kahn-Jetter Ph.D., P.E.
Dean, School of Engineering