Student uses surveying equipment on campus

Welcome

Our programs prepare you to excel in industry or compete against other students at the best graduate schools in the country.

About

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

What's Happening

Students use a surveying instrument during a class on UNLV's campus
Nov. 5, 2020

Five-year project supported by a $2.5 million National Science Foundation grant.

Haroon Stephen stands in front of the Engineering Complex.
Sep. 28, 2020

An early adopter of online teaching, this professor understands that technology is both a curse and a blessing.

UNLV student with engineering building in background
May. 28, 2020

Engineer’s research on improved flood control for Las Vegas led to a flood of research publications and a bright future.

portrait of man
May. 28, 2020

Physical therapy professor Szu-Ping Lee relies on patients – particularly veterans and seniors – as well as clinicians to help guide his research on ways to improve mobility after limb loss.

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The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction is one of the departments in the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering.