Master of Science in Engineering - Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering & Construction at UNLV offers a number of program degree options leading to the Master's Degree in Civil Engineering. Specific areas of engineering that are currently available include Construction, Environmental, Geotechnical, Structural, Transportation, and Water Resources.

Learning Objectives

Graduates will meet the expectations of employers seeking engineers with advanced technical capabilities, including the abilities to:

  • Acquire and apply advanced technical knowledge in a specialized field or area of technical practice of civil, environmental or construction engineering,
  • Independently apply new state-of-the-art knowledge to the solution of engineering problems and communicate the results of those efforts, and
  • Lead or coordinate the technical efforts of other professionals in areas of engineering practice.

Career Possibilities

A Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) in Civil Engineering is usually not necessary for employment as a licensed professional civil engineer, but can assist with preparation for licensure in specialized areas such as environmental, structural, or transportation engineering. A Master’s degree is usually necessary for hire into advanced technical or management positions at public utilities, government, and engineering consulting, design, manufacturing or construction firms.