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.

  • NSPE Fellow

    Dave James, Ph.D., P.E., CEEC Associate Professor, was recently named a Fellow of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), in recognition of his outstanding service to NSPE and the engineering profession.

  • ASCE Students Demonstrate UNLV Pride!

    50 Civil Engineering and Construction Management students participated in the ASCE Southwestern Regional conference held at USC, April 4-6.

  • UNLV CEEC Sponsors Transportation Seminars

    Dr. Harry Teng organized a series of seminars by distinguished professionals in cooperation with the UNLV student chapters of AREMA, ITE, and ASCE.

  • Outstanding Faculty - Brandon Moore

    CEEC Adjunct Professor Brandon T. Moore wins 2013 UNLV Outstanding Teaching by a Part-time Faculty award. Professor Moore’s courses cover the interdisciplinary fields associated with Sustainable Policy, Planning, Design & Construction integrating a range of majors and student backgrounds.


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