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Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering
5000 Abbey Way SE, OM 329
Lacey, WA 98503-7500
Phone: 360-688-2731

Zella Kahn-Jetter, dean

Hopie Lopez, executive assistant

Separate admissions for the Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or Civil Engineering

A student would apply to Saint Martin’s University as a pre-engineering major. However, admission into The Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering is contingent upon meeting specific criteria as outline below. Upon acceptance a student will declare civil engineering or mechanical engineering as their major.

Generally a student will initiate the application process at the beginning of the second semester sophomore year. The criteria for admission are the following:

  • 2.5 GPA
  • C or better in the following courses (or equivalent if transferring from another institution):
    • MTH 171, calculus 1
    • MTH 172, calculus 2
    • PHY 171, 171L, introductory physics 1 and lab (calculus based)
    • GE 204, statics
    • GE 103, graphics, computer-aided drafting and solid modeling
  • Students may be conditionally accepted until the completion of the following courses with a C or better:
    • GE 205, dynamics
    • GE 206, mechanics of materials

Transfer students will require a C or better in the equivalent of all courses listed above as well. It should be noted that the following courses are prerequisites for some junior-level and subsequent senior-level engineering courses, even though admittance into the engineering program is not dependent on them:

  • CHM 141/L, general chemistry and lab or CHM 145/L, chemistry for engineering students with laboratory
  • MTH 322, differential equations
  • PHY 172, 172L introductory physics 2 and lab (calculus based)

A student who has been rejected has the right to petition the chairperson and ask for an interview to be considered for conditional or non-conditional acceptance. If the chairperson denies acceptance, the student has the right to petition the dean and ask for conditional or non-conditional acceptance.

You will be provided with an engineering advisor while you are a pre-engineering major. This does not mean that you are automatically accepted into the The Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering.

An application for admission can be found here.