Bachelor of Science in Entertainment Engineering and Design


The Entertainment Engineering and Design program provides two academic paths for students who are interested in pursuing the interdisciplinary fusion of engineering and the fine arts that will allow them to succeed in the entertainment industry. The Entertainment Engineering & Design degree spans the disciplines of computer science, civil and structural engineering, mechanical engineering, and electrical and computer engineering. This degree option requires 127 credit hours, including 30 credits associated with the university's General Education Core.

Entertainment Engineering & Design emphasizes the importance of the creative process to the designing and building of engineered entertainment components. Students are educated in the application of high-level scientific and mathematical principles to the design, manufacture, and construction of structures, machines, processes, and live systems. This degree program focuses on preparing students for a discipline that creates the highly technical designs that the entertainment industry has come to demand. Students within Entertainment Engineering & Design will emphasize their studies within the fields of structural engineering, robotics, acoustics and systems and live entertainment, enabling them to move into the highly technological world of entertainment design with a strong engineering background fused with an understanding of the relevance of fine arts to the entertainment industry.


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Learning Outcomes

1.2.1 Program Objectives

The educational objectives of the Entertainment Engineering and Design - Engineering option is to educate students so that they can work in the entertainment engineering field as it applies to the design, manufacture, and control of structures, machines, processes, and systems used in the entertainment industry.

1.2.1 Program Goals

To achieve these objectives, the Entertainment Engineering and Design - Engineering option’s goals are for the graduate to possess:

  1. Appropriate technical knowledge and skills
  2. Appropriate fine art knowledge and skills
  3. Appropriate interpersonal skills
  4. The knowledge and skills to be a responsible citizen

1.2.1 Program Outcomes

To achieve these objectives and goals, each graduate of the Entertainment Engineering and Design - Engineering option will attain the following outcomes before graduation:

  1. The appropriate technical knowledge and skills
    • 5.1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
    • 5.2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
    • 5.3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
    • 5.4. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
    • 5.5. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
  2. Appropriate fine art knowledge and skills
    • 6.1. Knowledge and comprehension of entertainment design principles and concepts
    • 6.2. An ability to use technology to communicate through art
    • 6.3. An ability to express visual concepts and ideas in a creative manner at a professional level
    • 6.4. An ability to demonstrate appropriate technical knowledge and skills of various artistic mediums
  3. The appropriate interpersonal skills
    • 7.1. An ability to communicate effectively
    • 7.2. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  4. The knowledge and skills to be responsible citizens
    • 8.1. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
    • 8.2. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
    • 8.3. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
    • 8.4. A knowledge of contemporary issues

Career Possibilities


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Bachelor of Science in Entertainment Engineering and Design


College of Engineering Advising Center

The Engineering Advising Center assists each student in navigating requirements of their engineering degree while at UNLV.


College of Fine Arts Advising Center

Fine Arts Advising assists first-year, sophomore, and new transfer students. Students advance past the second year in their respective disciplines, they must seek advising from the school or department of their major.


Entertainment Engineering and Design

Entertainment Engineering Design is a joint effort among the College of Fine Arts and the College of Engineering. Get hands-on experience designing, building, installing, and maintaining the various facilities, equipment, and technologies used in today's entertainment industry.


Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering

The College of Engineering provides students a solid foundation in several engineering disciplines for a successful career in engineering and computer science.


College of Fine Arts

The College of Fine Arts provides an academic experience that heightens awareness of the physical, intellectual, and cultural world while preparing students for professional employment and/or post-graduate study in their artistic area.