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Civil Engineering

Ready to tackle real-world issues, help solve problems in your community and examine what it means to be an ethical engineer in the 21st century? Civil engineering may be the right major for you.

Why Saint Martin's University?

Saint Martin’s is dedicated to developing well-rounded citizens who are ready to care for their communities and the environment. Our civil engineering program will prepare you with the education necessary to be successful in the fields of industry, government and academia. Because of Saint Martin's liberal arts foundation, the BSCE program is designed to meet the needs of this growing industry and equip students with practical skills that are utilized and valued in the job market.

Civil engineering program highlights

  • Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
  • New, state-of-the-art industrial building considered most environmentally friendly and energy efficient with LEED Platinum Certification in the Western Hemisphere
  • Facility includes labs for fluids, manufacturing, robotics and mechatronics, soils and materials testing
  • 4+1 dual degree program: qualified students earn bachelor's and master's in five years
  • Connection with local engineers and alumni through advising board for education and internships


Proximity to the Washington state capital allows for access to quality internships opportunities, and STEM internships and career fairs offered each semester. Students have had internships or gone on to work with:

  • Boeing
  • Intel
  • State and federal government agencies
  • Local manufacturing and engineering firms

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Civil Engineering Requirements

Details on courses, including university core requirements, can be found in the academic catalog.

  • University core requirements
  • 32 credit hours of math and science requirements
  • 16 credit hours of general engineering courses
  • 47-48 credit hours of civil engineering courses

Civil Engineering at a Glance

Bachelor of Science
Program Type
4+1 Accelerated
Main (Lacey)
Type of Instruction
In Person
Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering
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Civil Engineering Mission & Outcomes
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4+1 program

Qualified students earn bachelor's and MSCE, MSME, MEM or MSCS in five years. Undergraduate students in civil engineering can start their master’s degree in either civil engineering or engineering management. Undergraduate students in mechanical engineering can start their master’s degree in mechanical engineering.

Academic Excellence

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Engineering College of Distinction

Saint Martin's was named an Engineering College of Distinction for 2024-25.

"Bring concepts to life"

Civil engineering senior produces award-winning video

"In our classes and our labs we’re taught to communicate our ideas every day: through our calculations, through our graphs, through diagrams and through our words."

Cleo Pineda '18
Civil engineering

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Transformative Outcomes

Career paths

  • Design of buildings and bridges
  • Urban Planning
  • Transportation engineering
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Construction and engineering management
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Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering

The Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering seeks to provide our graduates with an education that will prepare them for successful careers in engineering practice and serve as preparation for advanced graduate studies, all while keeping with our Benedictine tradition as the guiding principle.

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