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The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering & Construction (CEEC) at UNLV offers a number of areas of engineering leading to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) - Civil and Environmental Engineering. Specific areas of engineering that are currently available include Construction, Geotechnical, Structural, Transportation, and Water Resources/Environmental. The PhD degree in chosen area is awarded based on the scholarly contribution provided by the candidate in his/her area of research. It is expected that the PhD candidate should demonstrate in depth knowledge in the subject matter of his/her chosen area of expertise. PhD students should follow the graduate rules and milestones of the program mentioned in CEEC Graduate Student Handbook.

Available Options

  • Post-Bachelor's Track
  • Post-Master's Track

Accreditation

For information regarding accreditation at UNLV, please head over to Academic Program Accreditations.

Learning Outcomes

The student 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 extensive 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.

Career Possibilities

The Ph.D. in Civil Engineering prepares the students to become university professors, Ph.D. level researchers in public or private research institutions, or advanced design engineers in the areas of construction, geotechnical, structural, transportation, or water resource/environmental engineering.

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Doctor of Philosophy - Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction

The civil engineering program includes in-depth study in areas from environmental engineering to water resources. The construction management program serves the educational, research, and service needs of the construction industry by focusing on a blend of topics related to both the engineering and the management sides of construction.

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