Apr 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering

At the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering, we strive by our mission: Educate, Engage, Inspire, and Innovate. We are dedicated to:

  • Developing an open environment that is welcoming to all students

  • Creating hands-on experiential learning for our students

  • Fostering an environment of innovation that allows for the pursuit of high-impact research

  • Engaging the community and collaborating with our partners to reach creative solutions to problems facing the region, country, and the world 

  • Inspiring the next generation of technology entrepreneurs

As a graduate student in our college, you will join a thriving community of scholars who pursue cutting-edge research in computer science and engineering fields. You will have access to first-class research facilities and world-renowned faculty who have won national and international recognition in their research areas. 

We offer premier graduate programs in a variety of disciplines, including computer science, big data, cybersecurity, aerospace, biomedical, civil, environmental, electrical, materials, mechanical, nuclear, transportation engineering, and construction management.

Our students and faculty explore many areas including nanomaterials and devices, unmanned aerial systems and robotics, big data, cybersecurity, air and water quality, water resources, transportation, renewable energy, sensors and systems for space, and national security applications.

These opportunities lead our graduates to work locally, nationally, and internationally in some of the top laboratories, research centers, universities, and corporations.

As the boundaries of computer science and engineering continue to expand, UNLV’s Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering is committed to offering our students a variety of competitive graduate programs and certificates. We are confident you will find our graduate programs both challenging and rewarding.

Rama Venkat, Ph.D., Dean
Mohamed Trabia, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies


Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction  

Computer Science  

Electrical and Computer Engineering   

Mechanical Engineering  


Graduate Certificate in Solar & Renewable Energy    

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