Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering
5000 Abbey Way SE, OM 329
Lacey, WA 98503-7500
Zella Kahn-Jetter, dean
Hopie Lopez, executive assistant
engineers design products and systems used by the public for a variety
of applications. They work in areas as diverse as aerospace,
bioengineering, energy systems, propulsion and transportation systems,
automated manufacturing and heating, ventilation and air conditioning
For a list of required courses see
Mechanical Engineering program at a glance.
Mechanical Engineering program objectives
Mechanical Engineering graduates from The Hal and Inge Marcus School
of Engineering at Saint Martin’s University will be:
- valued members of their organization and successful practicing
- complex problem solvers who can apply critical, sound, and
ethical judgment while designing sustainable engineering systems for
- effective communicators providing quality interpersonal and
- steadfast in pursing personal and professional growth
opportunities (e.g., continuing education, advanced degrees,
professional licensing, membership in professional societies, etc.)
to foster personal and organizational growth;
- engaged in service to their profession and their communities,
consistent with the Benedictine tradition to serve.
Program outcomes are defined by ABET/EAC as the composite of
knowledge and skill that a newly graduated mechanical engineer has in hand
when awarded the bachelors of science degree. Our curriculum has been
designed to equip all Saint Martin’s University mechanical engineering
student graduates with the following attributes:
- An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics and science to
solve mechanical engineering problems.
- An ability to design and conduct experiments in laboratory
settings to verify, to analyze, to evaluate, and to interpret data
in mechanical engineering theory and practice.
- An ability to design sub-systems, systems, components and
processes in the thermal and mechanics stems of the mechanical
- Be able to contribute to and function on a multi-disciplinary
team by assuming different roles in concurrent design setting.
- Be able to problem solve by identifying and formulating
mechanical engineering problems.
- Have a clear understanding of their professional and ethical
responsibilities as mechanical engineers.
- An ability to communicate effectively both orally and in
writing, including graphically, to a general audience and a
technically advanced community.
- Understand clearly their roles and the impact of their
designs/solutions on society both locally and globally.
- Have a definite plan for lifelong learning, professional and
- Be cognizant of contemporary mechanical engineering issues and
be able to discuss these freely and understandingly.
- An ability to use modern engineering tools in order to formulate
and solve engineering problems.