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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

A man stands in front of a sign for the CA Group
Sep. 14, 2021

Engineering Alumnus of the Year Jim Caviola has been involved in some of Southern Nevada's most important infrastructure projects.

man in lab coat using equipment in a university laboratory
Aug. 13, 2021

Civil engineering doctoral student George William Kajjumba on his journey from Uganda, diversity in STEM, and what it means to represent UNLV at national and global events.

students dance outdoors on UNLV's campus
May. 11, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting remembrance, recovery, and progress at UNLV.

Portrait of Professor David James, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Apr. 12, 2021

Longtime civil engineering faculty member David James takes a look back at how UNLV and Southern Nevada have changed over the last 30 years

In the News

Accomplishments

Upcoming Events

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