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College of Engineering graduates are some of the brightest students in Nevada. Nearly one-third of the University's National Merit students are enrolled in our engineering degree programs, which are designed to give them both technical expertise and an understanding of the social, ethical and business obligations of engineers.

As they build their knowledge of engineering fundamentals, our students learn to apply it in real-world scenarios. Students learn teamwork and problem-solving skills on our award-winning competition teams. They work to develop marketable products in their senior year capstone classes. All students take a course in Engineering Communications that helps them hone their ability to communicate technical concepts, and they work in interdisciplinary teams with engineers from different majors.

In fact, a recent survey by our Assessment and Program Development Committee found that two-thirds of employers surveyed rated our graduates above average in their ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams, and 71 percent reported that our graduates seek leadership opportunities and tend to quickly become project managers. 

Engineering majors

The College has degree programs in nine different majors at both the undergraduate and graduate level:

  1. Biomedical engineering
  2. Chemical engineering
  3. Civil engineering
  4. Computer science and engineering
  5. Electrical engineering
  6. Engineering physics
  7. Environmental engineering
  8. Materials science and engineering
  9. Mechanical engineering

Additionally, minor programs are available in nanotechnology, renewable energy and digital interactive games. An online graduate certificate is also offered in renewable energy.

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University of Nevada, Reno
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