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.
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The student learning outcomes are:
- Demonstrate knowledge in the chosen area of their expertise (construction, geotechnical, structural, transportation, and water resources/environmental).
- Acquire and apply appropriate research methodology to solve contemporary engineering problems related to the area of their expertise.
- Demonstrate an ability to generate, collect, compile, and interpret research data.
- Demonstrate that the dissertation contributes new and significant knowledge towards the area of expertise.
- Demonstrate technical communication skills.
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.
Doctor of Philosophy - Civil and Environmental Engineering
Pramen P. Shrestha, Ph.D.
Professor, P.E., F. ASCE
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.
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.