Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

General

Program Description

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.

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Civil engineering program highlights

  • Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
  • A new, state-of-the-art industrial building considered most environmentally friendly and energy-efficient with LEED Platinum Certification in the Western Hemisphere
  • The 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

4+1 dual degree program

Qualified students earn bachelor's and MCE, MME, 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.

Civil engineering careers

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

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

Civil engineering program requirements

Major

  • 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

Popular civil engineering courses

  • Advanced transportation engineering
  • Earthquake engineering
  • Engineering geology
  • Matrix structural analysis
  • Seismic evaluation
  • Steel design
Last updated Oct 2020

About the School

Saint Martin's University in Lacey, Washington is one of 14 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Established in 1895 by ... Read More

Saint Martin's University in Lacey, Washington is one of 14 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Established in 1895 by monks of the Roman Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, our identity as a university is rooted in our Catholic, Benedictine tradition. Saint Martin's is a member of the Independent Colleges of Washington. Read less