Master of Science in Engineering - Civil and Environmental Engineering
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering & Construction (CEEC) at UNLV offers a number of areas of engineering options leading to the Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) - Civil & Environmental Engineering. Specific areas of engineering that are currently available include Construction, Geotechnical, Structural, Transportation, and Water Resources/ Environmental. MSE students should follow the graduate rules and milestones of the program mentioned in CEEC Graduate Student Handbook.
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The students learning outcomes are:
- An ability to develop, evaluate, and assess new techniques, skills, and tools to solve complex engineering and construction related problems.
- An ability to acquire engineering and construction knowledge in the area of their expertise (construction, geotechnical, structural, transportation, and water resources/environmental).
- An ability to critically read and analyze literature, develop research hypothesis, and create methodology to solve research problems related to the area of their expertise.
- An ability to collect and analyze research data interpret and synthesize the findings through peer reviewed conference proceedings and journal papers.
- Effectively communicate technical and research information.
A MSE in Civil & Environmental Engineering degree is usually not necessary for employment as a licensed professional civil engineer, but can assist with preparation for licensure in specialized areas such as construction, geotechnical, structural, transportation or water resources/environmental 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.