Program mission statement
The primary mission of the Department of Civil Engineering is to
provide excellence in engineering education covering civil engineering
theory, design, construction and management of civil engineering
projects; to provide preparation in the skills sought by regional civil
engineering employers as well as skills required for professional
registration and for successful civil engineering practice; to provide
graduates the skills and motivation required for graduate studies and
for lifelong learning.
The mission of the civil engineering program dovetails into the
mission of the School of Engineering and the University and guides the
formation of the educational objectives of the program.
Program goals, objectives and outcomes
Civil 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
- complex problem solvers who can apply critical, sound,
and ethical judgment while designing sustainable engineering systems for our
- effective communicators providing quality interpersonal
and leadership skills;
- 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
- 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 civil engineer has in hand
when awarded the bachelors of science degree. Our curriculum has been
designed to equip all Saint Martin’s University civil engineering
student graduates with the following attributes:
- An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics and science
to solve civil engineering problems.
- An ability to design and conduct experiments in laboratory
settings to verify, to analyze, to evaluate, and to interpret
data in civil engineering theory and practice.
- An ability to design systems, sub-systems, components
and processes in the geotechnical, structural, transportation and water
resources options of the civil engineering curriculum.
- Be able to contribute to and function on a
multi-disciplinary team by assuming different roles in concurrent design
- Be able to problem solve by identifying and formulating
civil engineering problems.
- Have a clear understanding of their professional and
ethical responsibilities as civil engineers.
- An ability to communicate effectively both orally and in
writing, including graphically, to a general audience and a technically advanced
- 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 personal development.
- Be cognizant of contemporary civil 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.