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Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering
5000 Abbey Way SE, OM 329
Lacey, WA 98503-7500
Phone: 360-688-2731

Richard Beer, interim dean

Hopie Lopez, executive assistant

The Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering


The mission of The Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering is to provide our graduates with an education that will prepare them for successful careers in engineering practice and serve as preparation for advanced graduate studies and for lifelong learning.

Our guiding philosophy is to provide both a strong fundamental liberal education and a strong engineering education. The liberal arts portion of the program emphasizes ethical values, problem-solving skills and service to society, and is administered in a supportive environment. The professional portion of the program is student-engineer centered, recognizing, supporting and developing the unique strengths and capabilities of each individual. Additionally, the engineer’s role in the team, in the company and in society is a common thread that lends cohesion to the programs. The Engineering Advisory Board is a voluntary group of practicing professionals who help guide Saint Martin’s Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering. These practicing engineers help us in setting program goals and in evaluating graduates.

With the Catholic, Benedictine tradition as the guiding principle, the University accomplishes its mission by recognizing the spiritual and ethical dimensions of all human activity and by celebrating the uniqueness and worth of each human being. The goal is to provide a living and learning environment that prepares each student for active, responsible and productive lives in their professions and as members of the local and global community.

In keeping with our Benedictine heritage, we provide an environment where spirituality, hospitality, service and creativity can flourish. We nurture the student-engineer’s spirit of inquiry and discovery, including self-discovery, and provide opportunities for them to develop their skills in varied forms of communication.


The Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering runs two accredited bachelor’s degree level programs: civil engineering and mechanical engineering. In addition, there are three programs at the master’s degree level: Master of Engineering Management Program, Master of Mechanical Engineering, and Master of Civil Engineering Program.