Undergraduate Program in Pavements/Materials Engineering
Undergraduate students in the civil engineering program can specialize in pavements/materials engineering.
Our program welcomes undergraduate researchers into our laboratories to assist in research projects.
Graduate Program in Pavements/Materials Engineering
The Pavements/Materials Engineering Program in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno has a highly active research program leading to graduate studies at the Master (M.S.) and Ph.D. levels. The program is ranked among the top five programs in the world.
Dr. Peter E. Sebaaly is the Director of the Program and a Professor of Civil Engineering. Drs. Sebaaly and Hajj have over 35 combined years of experience in the areas of pavement materials and design, rehabilitation and management of highway and airport infrastructures, and geotechnical engineering as related to highway construction.
The program conducts research projects in the areas of pavement materials, design, and rehabilitation, and geotechnical engineering. The research projects are sponsored by States Departments of Transportation, the U.S. Federal Highway Administration, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and Private Industry. The main thrust of the program is to conduct state-of-the-art research on asphalt materials to improve their long-term durability and their resistance to load stresses, aging, and environmental factors including moisture damage.
The program offers research assistantships for bright and hard working civil engineering students meeting the following criteria:
- Completed Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from an accredited university
- Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.00/4.00 or better
- Take the GRE Exam (no minimum score is required for acceptance)
- A minimum TOFEL score of 500 paper-based, 213 computer-based, and 79 for Internet-based (for international students only)
- Good written and oral communication skills in the English language
- Interest in conducting advanced research in the area of Pavements/Materials/Geotechnical engineering
The research assistantship offers the following:
- Paid tuition
- Paid health insurance
- Monthly stipend
Learn more about research assistantships on the Graduate School website.
View course descriptions on the University Course Catalog.
|CEE 620||Advanced Portland Cement Concrete|
|CEE 631||Pavement Design|
|CEE 669||Geometric Design of Transportation Systems|
|CEE 732||Bituminous Materials and Mixtures|
|CEE 733||Advanced Pavement Design and Management|
|CEE 734||Pavement Rehabilitation and Maintenance|
|CEE 735||Pavement Management Systems|
|CEE742||Advanced Soil Mechanics|
|CEE 663||Traffic Engineering|
|CEE 643||Geotechnical Engineering: Foundation|
|CEE 645||Geotechnical Engineering: Retaining Structures Design|
|CEE 704||Applied Finite Element Analysis|
|CEE 724||Applied Elasticity|
|CEE 741||Seepage, Slopes and Embankments|
|CEE 745||Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering|
|CEE 746||Advanced Foundation Engineering|
|APST 663||Design and Analysis of Experiments|
|APST 670||Linear Regression and Time Series|
|ME 720||Continuum Mechanics|
* Other courses may be substituted with approval of your advisory committee.