Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

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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College of Engineering to test soil/building interaction in world-renowned earthquake engineering lab

New capabilities for the seismic analysis of nuclear facilities funded by the DOE

Researchers Dr. Krishna Pagilla, Laura Haak and Vijay Sundaram standing, smiling and holding up awards.

Graduate research project honored at the Water Environment Federation’s annual conference

The research, conducted locally, helps evaluate the role of potable water reuse in the Truckee Meadows

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GAANN grant helps graduate students with fellowships

Provided by the Department of Education, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will use the grant for Ph.D. students