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Building Nevada's infrastructure

For over 120 years, we've been helping Nevada design safe and sustainable communities.

Degrees in civil & environmental engineering

Bachelor's degree in civil & environmental engineering

If you want to apply your scientific and mathematical expertise to important problems like clean drinking water, safe and sustainable buildings, and modern infrastructure, then civil and environmental engineering is the career for you.

M.S. and Ph.D. in civil & environmental engineering

Our graduate programs in civil & environmental engineering can help you take the next step in your career, whether you are looking for an industry-ready M.S. or want to conduct research as part of your Ph.D.

Our faculty

Our growing department has more than 20 academic faculty as well as professional and research support staff. Recent hires have expanded our department expertise in areas such as advanced manufacturing and simulation and modeling.

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Civil & environmental engineering news

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University researchers are key players in world’s tallest full-scale building ever tested on Earthquake Shake Table

Researchers intend to prove the resilience of tall timber buildings when they simulate a series of large earthquakes on a 10-story mass timber building

Four students standing in a residential garage with a Tesla Powerwall battery.

Engineering students team up with Tesla to build a mobile, electric power station

‘Mobile Power Station,’ other senior capstone projects will be showcased on campus May 5 at Innovation Day

student tests plastic pavement in machine

Recycled-plastic pavement withstands heavy trucks and extreme weather

Partnership between University of Nevada, Reno and Granite Construction

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Join the College of Engineering students, faculty and alumni who are developing the ideas, techniques and technologies that change the world.