Welcome to the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering! We are confident that you will find UNLV, as well as our College of Engineering, an exciting place to pursue your graduate studies and mature as a researcher. The College of Engineering has played a significant role in helping UNLV develop into a leading research institution in the region. We have created a research and educational environment where our students thrive and grow, resulting in a dynamic community of scholars, encompassing our faculty as well as graduate and undergraduate students.
Graduate students in the College of Engineering study a variety of disciplines: we offer degrees in aerospace, biomedical, civil and environmental, electrical and computer, science, materials, mechanical, and nuclear engineering as well as construction management and computer science. Students have first-class research facilities available to them while studying under the supervision of our faculty, many of whom have won national and international recognition. Our graduate students are involved in all aspects of the research projects our faculty pursue. Some of our current research areas include air and water quality, cybersecurity, nano materials and devices, transportation, renewable energy, sensors and systems for space and national security applications.
Our graduates work in many leading companies, both in the USA and internationally. Some of these students serve in the national laboratories, while others are leading research efforts in some of the best organizations.
As the boundaries of science and engineering continue to expand, UNLV’s College of Engineering is committed to offering a variety of competitive programs to our students. We are confident that you will find our graduate programs both challenging and rewarding. We hope that you will join us at UNLV.
Rama Venkat, Ph.D., Interim Dean, Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering
Mohamed Trabia, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research
Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering