Information for Employers
College of Engineering graduates are some of the brightest students in Nevada. Nearly one-third of the University's highest achieving students are enrolled in the College of Engineering, including both National Merit and Presidential Scholars.
Our graduates are
- Globally competitive. The College of Engineering offers degree programs designed to make our graduates competitive with engineers around the globe. In addition to state-of-the-art curricula and research opportunities, summer and semester-long international exchange programs designed just for our students expose our graduates to the best engineering schools worldwide.
- Well-rounded. 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. During senior year capstone classes, they develop marketable products, gaining exposure to budgeting, marketing and teamwork, in addition to experiencing all aspects of engineering design considerations. A required course in Engineering Communications helps our graduates hone their ability to communicate technical concepts to multidisciplinary teams.
- Engaged. College of Engineering students are active in a wide range of clubs and professional societies that promote networking and encourage them to apply engineering skills outside the classroom.
- Leaders. 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.
About our majors
Program (Spring 2014)
|Computer Science and Engineering||493||68|
|Materials Science and Engineering||19||16|
*Combined program with Civil and Environmental Engineering
Additionally, minor programs are available in advanced autonomous systems, digital interactive games, nanotechnology, and renewable energy. An online graduate certificate is also offered in renewable energy.
How to recruit our students
Are you looking to connect with our students? Here's how we can help:
College of Engineering Internship & Career Fair
The College offers an engineering-only career fair twice per year, in September and February, for our engineering and computer science students to connect with top employers from private industry and the public sector. Career fair registrants enjoy direct access to our best and brightest students in their efforts to develop a sustainable pipeline of internship and entry-level employee talent that can help drive their innovation and future success.
Many employers come to campus and promote their company or agency to our students. Common presentation talking points include their organization's mission, culture, products or projects, benefits, formal internship programs, and entry-level employment opportunities.
Companies and agencies interested in interviewing our students on-site are welcome to do so.
The College of Engineering has a dedicated portal where employers can post their internship, entry-level, or experienced (or mid-level) engineering opportunities. Once positions are submitted, they are reviewed and, if approved, are posted to our internal engineering-and-computer-science-only job board. Submit your job posting.
The College of Engineering invites alumni and employers to participate in our Mentorship Program, which pairs students with people in the industries in which they hope to work. The purpose of the program is to help students transition into the community and workforce.
Connecting with Faculty and Student Organizations
Our college has more than 60 faculty with expertise in a variety of engineering and computer science areas. Our faculty are always interested in engaging with employers, many of whom have worked to develop senior design projects or have offered technical presentations in classes about products, processes, or projects of relevance to their companies. We also have 11 student groups who are eager to engage with experienced engineering professionals. Our career services office is happy to facilitate connections with our college faculty or with our student groups.