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.

A male Saint Martin's University student works on a steel bridge construction project

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

Hear it from a Saint

"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

4+1 dual degree program

Saint Martin's University engineering professor works with a student in a mechanical engineering class

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.

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Civil engineering careers

Male and female Saint Martin's University students work together to construct a steel bridge

There are diverse opportunities for students majoring in civil engineering. Careers in this field include:

  • Design of buildings and bridges
  • Urban planning
  • Transportation engineering
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Construction and engineering management


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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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Who to Contact

Dintie S. Mahamah

Dintie S. Mahamah, Ph.D., P.E.

Chair, Civil Engineering
Director of MSEV program
Professor, civil engineering,

Civil engineering program requirements


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

2021-2022 academic catalog

Popular civil engineering courses

  • Advanced transportation engineering
  • Earthquake engineering
  • Engineering geology
  • Matrix structural analysis
  • Seismic evaluation
  • Steel design

Saint stories

Saint Martin's at the Timber Truss Competition


"We all picked up a hammer and pounded the nails together. Our teamwork made us highly time-efficient."

Ryan Egolf Civil engineering Class of 2017

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