Did you know?
- Of the top 10 technology states in the US,
Washington State is number two in the number of
engineers it hires. However, most of these
engineers are imported from other states or
countries. More engineers need to be trained
locally to take these jobs.
- There is not enough capacity in Washington's
public universities to accept all the qualified
students who want to become engineers.
- In Washington state, 21,000 trained workers
will be needed to fill aviation jobs in the next
decade. Saint Martin’s is poised to train
engineers for these jobs.
- Saint Martin’s 65-year-old School of
Engineering is the only civil and mechanical
engineering program to offer baccalaureate and
graduate degrees in the south Puget Sound,
without requiring students to transfer to
- The new engineering building will allow
Saint Martin’s to almost double enrollment in
its School of Engineering in five years.
- This fall we have the largest number of
first-year engineering students, compared to the
past decade, comprising 19% of first-year
- Saint Martin’s engineering program, that
allows students to earn a baccalaureate and
graduate degree in five years for civil or
mechanical engineering, is faster than the other
local engineering programs where students have
to transfer to other schools to earn these
- The first two years of the engineering
program at Saint Martin’s are aligned with local
community colleges so students may transfer in
as juniors, making an engineering degree more
- 24% of Saint Martin’s engineering students
are from Pierce County. They transfer from
Pierce College, Tacoma Community College and
Pacific Lutheran University.
- The new Boeing 737 max to be built in Renton
will require engineers from the South Puget
- Besides Boeing, there are many public and
private employers in Washington that need
engineers, including the US Army, Weyerhaeuser,
PACCAR, the State Department of Transportation,
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, the Port of Seattle,
TransAlta, Puget Sound Energy, Tacoma Power,
public works, and many private engineering
- Several Saint Martin’s alumni have gone on
to start local engineering firms that have
provided jobs and strengthened the local
- Engineering students at Saint Martin’s learn
to incorporate Benedictine values, such as
service, to make the world a better place.