The MCE program is designed to provide engineering and science graduates specialized technical knowledge in their field of interest within Civil Engineering. The program includes advanced courses in structural engineering, transportation engineering, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering and construction management.

Requirements

Candidates for the Master of Civil Engineering degree must satisfactorily complete 30 semester hours of approved coursework, including three semester hours of advanced design project (MCE 502) or six semester hours of thesis (MCE 503).

Students are free to take any of the approved courses for which they meet the prerequisites. The following are listings for courses in the structural and geotechnical engineering, transportation and project management emphasis and environmental engineering emphasis. For more information and more course listings, please see below and the graduate academic catalog.

  • Structural and geotechnical engineering
    Course numberCourse title
    MCE 502Advanced design project / Advanced special projects (3)
    MCE 505Insitu soil testing (3)
    MCE 518Seismic evaluation (3)
    MCE 533Prestressed concrete design (3)
    MCE 540Steel design (3)
    MCE 541Advanced steel design (3)
    MCE 552Masonry design (3)
    MCE 553Matrix structural analysis (3)
    MCE 555Advanced foundation design (3)
    MCE 560Structural systems design (3)
    MCE 563Dynamics of structures (3)
    MCE 565Traffic capacity analysis (3)
    MCE 573Earthquake engineering (3)
    MCE 575Bridge engineering and design (3)
    MCE/MEM 612Project management (3)
    MCE/MEM 660Construction and consultant estimating (3)
    MCE/MEM 691Construction management (3)
  • Transportation engineering and project management emphasis
    Course numberCourse title
    MCE 501Independent study (3)
    MCE 502Advanced design project / Advanced special projects (3)
    MCE 505Insitu soil resting (3)
    MCE 525Advanced transportation engineering (4)
    MCE 535Pavement design (3)
    MCE 565Traffic capacity analysis (3)
    MCE 570Solid waste engineering (3)
    MCE 571Transportation planning applications (3)
    MCE/MEM 612Project management (3)
    MCE/MEM 660Construction and consultant estimating (3)
    MCE/MEM 680Environmental management (3)
    MCE/MEM 691Construction management (3)
  • Environmental engineering emphasis
    Course numberCourse title
    MCE 501Independent study (3)
    MCE 502Advanced design project / Advanced special projects (3)
    MCE 525Advanced transportation engineering (4)
    MCE 535Pavement design (3)
    MCE 570Solid waste engineering (3)
    MCE 580Environmental laboratory processes (3)
    MCE 583Water resources engineering (3)
    MCE 585Wastewater systems engineering (3)
    MCE/MEM 612Project management (3)
    MCE/MEM 660Construction and consultant estimating (3)
    MCE/MEM 680Environmental management (3)
    MCE/MEM 691Construction management (3)

Master of Engineering Management / Master of Civil Engineering: Dual degrees

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A dual degree allows a student to pursue two degrees simultaneously.

  • The student needs to be accepted in both programs.
  • Up to 12 credits of cross-listed or approved courses may be applied to both degrees.
  • Each degree will be conferred separately upon completion of all requirements for that specific program.

For detailed information about all requirements for the degree and policies concerning the MEM program, please see the academic catalog.

4+1 dual degree program

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Qualified students earn bachelor's and MCE, MME, or MEM in 5 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.

Learn more about the 4+1 dual degree program

Financial aid and scholarships

Federal aid helps students reach their goals

Federal aid

Federal financial aid is available for graduate students who will be enrolled at least half time and are citizens, or eligible non-citizens, of the USA. Most federal aid for graduate students is in the form of direct loans. 

For more details about federal aid eligibility and the different types of aid available for graduate and professional studies visit: studentaid.edu.gov.

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Graduate teaching and research assistantships

Saint Martin’s University offers a limited number of Graduate Teaching and Research Assistantships to graduate students. Contact the Office of Graduate Studies at 360-412-6142 for more information.

FAQs

  • Is the program accredited?

    Saint Martin's University is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. In addition, the undergraduate mechanical and civil engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

  • How long does the program take?

    Generally, students take two to three years to complete their degree requirements. This depends on how many courses a student takes each semester, the possible inclusion of summer courses and what prerequisite courses may be required.

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