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

Lydia Peri

Water research leads to prestigious scholarship

Environmental Engineering Ph.D. candidate Lydia Peri recently earned the Water Environment Federation’s WEF Canham Graduate Studies Scholarship for her work in water purification.

tech working on building sensor

New laser-sensor tech developed for real-time monitoring of building earthquake damage

To help responders determine safety of building and inform earthquake recovery decisions

Satellite imagery of a plume of smoke covering a vast swathe of California

“Our lives should not be sacrificed this easily”: Camp Fire tragedy leads to new wildfire research

The National Science Foundation has awarded Assistant Professor Hamed Ebrahimian a $2 million grant to develop novel wildfire risk assessment and mitigation tools.

Are you ready to make a world of difference?

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