Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction

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  • Hands-On Experience

    Hands-on laboratory experiences are an integral part of the academic experience for our students, who learn about and use the latest technology. Practical applications of these tools are reinforced through carefully designed classroom and laboratory activities.

  • Ph.D. Student Awarded the 2016 NWRA scholarship

    Ph.D. student Mohammad Edalat was awarded the 2016 NWRA scholarship to pursue his research in drought management.

  • CEEC Student Wins Prestigous National Scholarship

    Ryan Henderson, a senior in Civil Engineering, received a $2,500 scholarship from Associated General Contractors. This is a very competetive national scholarship and reflects Ryan's outstanding academic achievements. Ryan has worked as an engineering intern for HDR since December 2014 and is also pursuing a BS in Business. Congrats, Ryan!

  • UNLV CEEC Sponsors the Fall Transportation Conference

    Research projects on public transportation systems in Las Vegas were presented at the Fall Transportation Conference on October 8, 2015.

    Presentations included: Enhancing walkability in Las Vegas; Intermodal Bus and Bike Transportation in Southern Nevada; Feasibility Study of Public Bike Sharing Program in Las Vegas; and RTC Transit Service for UNLV Students.

  • Congratulations, Dr. Daniel Gerrity!

    Dr. Gerrity was presented the Early Career Award from the Environmental Protection Agency for his innovative research work. The title of his project is, “Framework for Quantifying Microbial Risk and Sustainability of Potable Reuse Systems in the U.S.”


The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction provides a well-rounded education, combining theoretical learning with practical laboratory experience. Our programs prepare you to excel in industry or compete against other students at the best graduate schools in the country.

Las Vegas is the perfect environment to study Civil Engineering or Construction Management. Our students and alumni are in high demand and are already working on major engineering and construction projects in Las Vegas and around the globe. Many hold management positions in local, regional, national, and even international organizations. Alumni are currently working on projects involving:

  • Construction of high-rise buildings
  • Transportation infrastructure
  • Water and wastewater infrastructure
  • Environmental engineering
  • Alternative energy sources
  • Structural and building design
  • Residential and commercial developments
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Construction materials