University of Nevada, Las Vegas - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Mailing Address: 4505 South Maryland Parkway
City: Las Vegas
State: NV
Postal Code: 89154
Country: United States
Phone 702-895-3011
Fax: 702-895-4059
Website: http://www.unlv.edu/

Head of Institution

Len Jessup
UNLV President
Office of the President
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154-1001
Phone: 702-895-3201
Fax: 702-895-1088
president@unlv.edu

Undergraduate Admission Inquiries

Katie Humphreys
REGISTRAR
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154-1029
Phone: 702-895-0892
katherine.humphreys@unlv.edu

Georg Mauer
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs and Professor of Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154-4027
Phone: 702-895-3830
Fax: 702-895-1436
georg.mauer@unlv.edu

Graduate Admission Inquiries

Robert Schill
Professor of Electrical Engineering, Director of The Energy Material Interaction Technology Initiative of Nevada(EMITION)Center & Grad Cord
Electrical & Computer Engineering
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154-4026
Phone: 702-895-1526
Fax: 702-895-4075
robert.schill@unlv.edu

Ajoy Datta
Professor, Computer Science Graduate Coordinator
Computer Science
UNLV
4505 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154-4019
Phone: 702-895-0870
Fax: 702-895-2639
ajoy.datta@unlv.edu

Hui Zhao
Graduate Program Coordinator for Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
UNLV
4505 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154-4027
Phone: 702-895-1463
Fax: 702-895-3936
hui.zhao@unlv.edu

Nader Ghafoori
Graduate Coordinator, Professor and P.E.
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154-4015
Phone: 702-895-2531
Fax: 702-895-3936
nader.ghafoori@unlv.edu

Institution Information

General Information


Type of institution: PUBLIC
Academic Year: SEMESTERS
Setting of Main Engineering Campus URBAN

Main Campus Information

Is the main campus located in a city with a population greater than 100,000?: Yes
Name of this city, or if no, the name of the nearest city of any size?: Las Vegas
This city's population (approx.): 2,147,641
Distance from Main Campus: 0

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 25,342
Total Graduate enrollment: 3,680
Total Professional and other enrollment: 698

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Business, Dentistry, Education, Fine arts, Law, Liberal arts, Natural sciences, Nursing, Hotel Administration, Urban Affairs, Health Sciences, Honors College

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, welcomes applications from all interested students. All the admission and application requirements are subject to modification by the Nevada Board of Regents and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and are provided as a guideline.

Requirements for Freshman Applicants
If you are a current high school student, or if you have graduated high school but not yet started college, you are considered a freshman student. (If you’ve done college work only while in high school, you will still be considered a freshman student for admission purposes.)

Freshman applicants are admissible with either a 3.0 core GPA (calculated based on English, math, social science, and natural science) from the high school transcript, a 1120 SAT score (critical reading and math sections only if taken March 2016 or after) and 1040 if taken prior to March 2016), a 22 ACT composite score, or a Nevada Advanced High School Diploma.

Applicants who meet the criteria will be offered admission to the University; if you do not meet the criteria you will be offered delayed admission to UNLV through our joint Guaranteed Transfer Program (GTP) with the College of Southern Nevada (CSN). This program allows students denied to the University the opportunity to attend CSN, complete an Associate Degree, and enroll at UNLV without submitting another application. For more information, contact our Office of Admissions at 702-774-UNLV (8658).

There is some additional documentation required for international students, although the general process is the same.

Please note: The above requirements are for general admission to UNLV; some majors may have additional requirements for full admission into a program of study.


Please refer to our website (http://unlv.edu/admissions) for the most up-to-date requirements for Freshman, Transfer, Returning, International Applicants, Non-Traditional Students and Non-Degree seeking students.

Graduate student requirements can be found at https://www.unlv.edu/graduatecollege/become-a-grad-student.
While each graduate program has unique admissions standards, the Graduate College has set minimum standards for admission. All advanced degree and certificate program applicants must meet these eligibility requirements to be considered for admission.

Bachelor’s Degree " You must hold a four-year baccalaureate from a regionally accredited institution or an approved equivalent.
Grade Point Average " You must have a minimum overall grade point average of 2.75 (4.00=A) for the bachelor’s degree or a minimum 3.00 (4.00=A) for the last two years (60 semester hours).
Additional Factors " Factors that may also be considered by the academic department to which you are applying include test scores (like the GRE or GMAT), the type of course work completed during undergraduate studies, letters of recommendation, and any other supporting documents you may be asked to submit for your application.
Transcripts " All applicants are required to submit a transcript from each postsecondary institution attended, showing all degrees and coursework, the dates awarded, and grades received. If the institution is outside the U.S. a foreign credential evaluation may be required.

Credentials not in English must be accompanied by an English translation certified as true by a university official, an official representative of a United States embassy or consulate, the United States Information Service, the United States Education Foundation, or an approved professional translating service. Notarized copies of originals or translations are not considered official.

Please note that the aforementioned requirements are the minimum requirements set by The Graduate College. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Admission decisions are based on applicants meeting the minimum Graduate College requirements and a more extensive departmental review, using a combination of factors, including academic degrees and records, the statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, test scores, and relevant work experience.

Please review the Graduate Catalog to learn more.
Students requiring an F-1 visa to study in the United States, please visit Graduate International Admissions.


Information on specific Admission requirements can be found in the UNLV Catalog at http://catalog.unlv.edu/content.php?catoid=16&navoid=2830 for Undergraduate Studies and http://catalog.unlv.edu/content.php?catoid=16&navoid=2839 for Graduate Studies.

Recommendations

The UNLV Undergraduate and Graduate catalogs are located at http://catalog.unlv.edu and serve as a central location for information regarding specific policies, departments, and course descriptions.

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Rama Venkat
Dean, College of Engineering
College of Engineering
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154
Phone: 702-895-3699
Fax: 702-895-4059
rama.venkat@unlv.edu

Engineering Information

Engineering Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

Bachelor's:B.A, B.S.
Master's:M.S. with thesis, M.S. without thesis, but with project or report
Doctoral:Ph.D.

Computer Science Degrees Awarded Outside the College/School of Engineering

Engineering Information

Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction Both Donald Hayes Civil/Environmental Engineering
Computer Science Both Laxmi Gewali Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Both Yingtao Jiang Electrical/Computer Engineering
Engineering Undergraduate Georg Mauer Engineering (General)
Note: There is no general Engineering Department. This field is used to show the group of students that are part of the college but have not yet chosen a disipline.
Entertainment Engineering and Design Undergraduate Aerospace Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Both Brendan O'Toole Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Information

Research Centers

  • INCOLL - Research center WITHIN the college of engineering
  • INDEPT - Research center WITHIN an engineering department
  • INUNIV - Research center WITHIN university system
  • OUTUNIV - Research center OUTSIDE the university
Center/Lab Discipline Research Class Head Chair
Applied Geophysics Center (AGC) Civil Engineering INDEPT Barbara Luke
Center for Energy Research (CER) Mechanical Engineering INDEPT Robert Boehm
Center for Information Technology and Algorithms (CITA) Electrical/Computer Engineering INDEPT Shahram Latifi
Center for Materials and Structures (CMS) Mechanical Engineering INDEPT Brendan O'Toole
Center for Mechanical & Environmental Systems Technology (CMEST) Mechanical Engineering INDEPT Douglas Reynolds
Energy Material Interaction Technology Initiative of Nevada (EMITION) Center Electrical Engineering INDEPT Robert Schill
Entertainment Research Center (ERC) Other Engineering Disciplines INDEPT Si Jung Kim
Nevada Center for Advanced Computational Methods (NCACM) Mechanical Engineering INDEPT Darrell Pepper
Nevada Nanotechnology Center (NNC) Electrical/Computer Engineering INDEPT Biswajit Das
Transportation Research Center (TRC) Civil Engineering INDEPT Alexander Paz-Cruz

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction Civil Engineering (B.S.) Civil/Environmental Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction Construction Mangagement (B.S.) Civil/Environmental Engineering
Computer Science Computer Science (B.A.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Computer Science Computer Science (B.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Computer Engineering (B.S.) Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (B.S.) Electrical Engineering
Engineering Entertainment Engineering & Design (B.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Engineering Undecided Engineering Engineering (General)
Note: There is no general Engineering Degree program. This field is used to show the group of students who are part of the college but have not yet chosen a disipline.
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) Mechanical Engineering

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction Transportation (M.S.) Civil/Environmental Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction Civil Engineering (M.S.) Civil/Environmental Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction Construction Management (M.S.) Civil/Environmental Engineering
Computer Science Computer Science (M.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (M.S.) Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Materials and Nuclear Engineering (M.S.) Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) Biomedical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Aerospace Engineering (M.S.) Aerospace Engineering

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Doctoral Degree Program(s) Discipline
Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) Civil/Environmental Engineering
Computer Science Computer Science (Ph.D.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction
  1. Construction Economics and Estimating
  2. Earthquake Engineering
  3. Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  4. Geotechnical Engineering
  5. Highway
  6. Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
  7. Surface Water Hydrology
  8. Water Resources planning
  9. Work Zone Safety
Computer Science
  1. Affectively Intelligent Systems
  2. Airport Security Inspection Design
  3. Critical Infrastructure/Smart Grid Security
  4. Empirical Study Design
  5. Insider Threat Detection
  6. Insider Threat Detection
  7. Medical Images and Records
  8. Open Source Algorithm Implementation
  9. Technologies for Visual Impairments
  10. HCI Computer Vision Project (NASA)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
  1. Biometrics
  2. Database Design, Development and Visualization
  3. Disaster Relief
  4. Intelligent Transportation Systems
  5. Medical Imaging
  6. Renewable Energy
  7. Sensors and Instrumentation
  8. Intelligent Transportation Systems
  9. Ultrafast Lasers and Electronics
  10. Wireless Communications and Security
Mechanical Engineering
  1. Advanced Computational Techniques
  2. Biomedical/Environmental Fluid Dynamics
  3. Computational Fluid Dynamics
  4. Electroactive Polymers
  5. Energy Conservation and Conversion
  6. Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  7. Medical Image processing
  8. Renewable Energy
  9. Solar Power
  10. Structural Analysis and Dynamics

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Golden Key
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
  • Upsilon Pi Epsilon

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • ACM
  • ACM
  • ACM
  • AIAA
  • ASCE
  • ASME
  • Am. Indian Science and Eng. Soc.
  • Associated General Contractors of America
  • Engineers without Borders
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers
  • Material Advantage
  • Mexican American Engineering Societies
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Natl. Society of Professional Eng.
  • Soc. for the Adv. of Material and Process Eng.
  • Soc. of American Military Engineers
  • Soc. of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Soc. of Women Engineers
  • Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers
  • Society of Automotive Engineers
  • Tau Beta Pi
  • Upsilon Pi Epsilon

Local Groups

  • Golden Key
  • Indian Students Association (ISA)
  • Nevada Section of American Nuclear Society (ANS)

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • Mexican American Engineering Society
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Local Groups

  • Society of Asian Scientists & Engineers - SASE

Other Student Support Programs

All newly admitted UNLV students are required to participate in New Student Orientation (NSO) prior to the start of classes. NSO sessions are held throughout the summer for incoming students for the fall semester and during the winter break for incoming students for the spring semester. Students unable to attend a NSO session are required to attend a one-on-one academic advising session. NSO is designed to assist student transition into college by serving as an introduction to campus life, academic and personal resources and scheduling for the fall semester. The Engineering Advising Center is responsible for conducting the college’s portion of the NSO experience to ensure students are properly placed into degree-relevant curriculum for their first semester. The college also supports a variety of student organizations within the college. These organizations are meant to encourage student exploration into their discipline of choice, participate in inter-disciplinary projects, engage in and support under-represented minorities within STEM fields via student organizations as part of the university’s Multicultural Program. Information regarding student organizations and related activities can be obtained from http://www.unlv.edu/engineering/orgs. You can also follow the College of Engineering on social media:
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/unlvengineering
Twitter - https://twitter.com/UNLVEngineering
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/unlvengineering
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOxlhs26HmPgxPSnPZj9nog

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

All undergraduate engineering students are required to complete a team-based senior design project as part of their capstone design experience. Student projects should be commercially viable, innovative, locally relevant and, socially and environmentally conscious. Typically, students work in teams of 3 or 4 over the two semesters. Students complete a detailed description of the project including design objectives, design criteria, design evaluation, design alternatives, and selection of the recommended alternative in the first semester. Progress reports are submitted by the groups and evaluated by the instructor weekly. In the second semester of the courses, students build, and test prototype of the project. A final report is prepared and an oral presentation is made to interested faculty, students, and local professionals. In addition, the college conducts a college-wide senior design competition among all the projects at the end of the second semester. The competition is conducted in the week before finals in the fall and spring semesters. The projects are evaluated by industrial judges based on Innovation, technical merit, design, commercial potential and presentation skills. Winners receive cash prizes (a total of $40,000 a year with a top prize of $4,000 per semester) and medallions in an annual ceremony of 600+ donors, industrial partners, faculty, staff and students. The competitions and events are sponsored by The Fred and Harriet Cox family. Starting in 2010, the Engineering students had the option to work with the College of Business students to develop business plans for their projects and also get their projects patented with the help of alumni patent lawyers.

More info can be found at:
http://www.unlv.edu/engineering/senior-design

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The College of Engineering offers majors in several engineering disciplines, computer science, and construction management as well as minors in engineering disciplines, technology commercialization, computer science and Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) related fields.

Engineering is a discipline that has had a direct and vital impact on people’s lives throughout history. In ancient times, mankind practiced the art of engineering by creating fundamental inventions such as stone tools, the lever, and the wheel. In modern times, engineers apply innovative methods using scientific and mathematical principles to the design, manufacture, and control of structures, machines, processes, and systems. Today engineers are responsible for creations such as skyscrapers, dams, water treatment plants, automobiles, airplanes, electric power, computers, electronic communication systems, the internet and medical diagnostic tools. An engineering education provides opportunities for solving problems of great social significance and for increasing humankind’s quality of life.

Since the development of the electronic computer in the 1940s, the computer science field has seen spectacular growth. Electronic computers now range from single-chip microcomputers in any number of electrical appliances, such as refrigerators and thermostats, to supercomputers which can perform thousands of trillions of operations per second. Computer Science is the study of the design of computer software and hardware as it relates to the theory of computation, algorithms and data structures, programming methodology and languages, operating systems, and computer elements and architecture. Its applications include computer system architecture, computer networks, distributed computer systems, programming languages and software systems, information and data management, artificial intelligence, computer science theory, evolutionary algorithms, and computer vision and graphics.

Construction Management is a discipline and management system specifically created to promote the successful execution of construction projects for clients. A construction manager or management team coordinates the different processes, budgets and timetables necessary to complete a major construction project. In particular, a construction manager or management team is responsible for the overall planning, coordination and control of a construction project from inception to completion while meeting a client’s requirements. This includes ensuring the construction of functionally and financially viable project that will be completed on time within authorized cost and to the required quality standards.

The mission of the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering is to serve society and the region as a center of higher learning and research by providing technology, computer science, and engineering education to technologists and engineers, some of whom will become future leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators. The College’s goals are:

• To provide quality undergraduate education through nationally-accredited programs in computer science, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, entertainment engineering and design, mechanical engineering, and construction management. Graduates of our undergraduate programs will have the
1. Appropriate technical knowledge and skills to be technically competent in their disciplines
2. Appropriate interpersonal skills to function professionally in their disciplines
3. Knowledge and skills to be a responsible citizen
• To provide competitive graduate and professional education in computer science, civil and environmental engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and construction management.
• To create knowledge through research and to disseminate the results of research through publication.
• To engage in private and public service through outreach, creation, and dissemination of knowledge, or to function as a repository of knowledge.

Accreditation

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, www.nwccu.org
Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree programs in Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
Bachelor of Science in Construction Management accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE), http://www.acce-hq.org/


More information can be found at http://catalog.unlv.edu/preview_entity.php?catoid=16&ent_oid=1248&returnto=2840

Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction 8 6 4 18
Computer Science 7 5 3 15
Electrical and Computer Engineering 13 3 1 17
Engineering 0 0 0 0
Entertainment Engineering and Design 0 0 1 1
Mechanical Engineering 12 5 2 19
Totals: 40 19 11 70

Teaching, Non-Tenure-Track

Engineering Department(s) FT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel PT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Teach. Personnel
Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction 1 12 13 7.16
Computer Science 3 4 7 5.50
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 5 5 2.00
Engineering 0 1 1 0.50
Entertainment Engineering and Design 0 0 0 0.00
Mechanical Engineering 0 5 5 2.16
Totals: 4 27 31 17.32

Non-Teaching, Research

Engineering Department(s) Non-Teach. FT Research Personnel Non-Teach. PT Research Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Non-Teach. Research Personnel
Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction 5 5 10 9.70
Computer Science 1 1 2 1.33
Electrical and Computer Engineering 1 2 3 2.20
Engineering 2 1 3 2.84
Entertainment Engineering and Design 0 0 0 0.00
Mechanical Engineering 9 6 15 14.40
Totals: 18 15 33 30.47

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

  • American Indian or Alaska Native (Am Ind): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
  • Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Black or African American (B/AfrA): A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black or African American."
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (Haw): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
  • Hispanic or Latino (Hisp): A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term, "Spanish origin," can be used in addition to "Hispanic or Latino."
  • White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Full Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 6 2
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 7 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 12 1
Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Entertainment Engineering and Design 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 12 0
Totals: 0 0 0 1 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 23 2 0 0 37 3

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Associate Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 1
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1
Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Entertainment Engineering and Design 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 0
Totals: 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 1 1 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 17 2

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Entertainment Engineering and Design 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 8 3

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Admission to the College

Admission Policies

All programs in the College of Engineering require elevated levels of mathematics preparedness. A student admitted to UNLV must meet one of the following requirements for admission to the College of Engineering:

• SAT Mathematics Score of 520 or higher, or
• ACT Mathematics Score of 23 or higher, or
• Grade of C or better in MATH 096, or
• Placement into MATH 126 (Precalculus) or above by the UNLV Department of Mathematical Sciences.

High school graduates are strongly advised to complete four years of English, four years of high school mathematics including AP Calculus, three years of high school science including chemistry, physics and one AP science course while in high school.http://catalog.unlv.edu/preview_entity.php?catoid=16&ent_oid=1248&returnto=2830
More information is available at:

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Admission Policies

Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction:
Admission to the Major -

General admission follows college requirements. Students transferring from other universities or from other colleges within UNLV who have GPAs of between 2.00 and 2.50 will be admitted on probation and considered to be pre-major students. Admission and transfer policies are described in the College of Engineering section.

Department Policies -
Regardless of catalog of graduation, students must satisfy prerequisite and corequisite course requirements as specified in the most recent Undergraduate Catalog.
All required and elective courses in engineering, mathematics, science, business, computer science, and English must be completed with a grade of C or better. Prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better before taking the next course. Students must complete all pre-major courses before promotion to advanced standing. Promotion to advanced standing requires a minimum GPA of 2.00 and a grade of C or better in all courses specified in No. 2 above.
All Civil Engineering majors must take the Discipline-Specific Fundamentals of Engineering Examination in Civil Engineering within one year prior to anticipated date of graduation. Students must register for CEE 499, one-credit, during the semester in which they plan to take the examination.
Civil Engineering students should register for CEE 498, Civil Engineering Capstone Design, in their last semester prior to anticipated date of graduation. To verify eligibility and permit registration for Civil Engineering Capstone Design, students must submit a completed graduation application prior to the start of instruction in their penultimate semester.
All Construction Management majors must take the American Institute of Constructors Qualification Examination (COE) Level I-Construction Fundamentals as part of CEM 455 within one year prior to anticipated date of graduation. A good-faith effort on the exam is required.

Computer Science -
Minimum GPA: 2.25
Admission and transfer policies as described in the College of Engineering section.

Department Policies -
Grades of C (2.00) or higher are required in all immediate prerequisites of all engineering and computer science courses and in ENG 101 and 102.
Students must satisfy prerequisite and corequisite course requirements as specified in the current Undergraduate Catalog.

Electrical and Computer Engineering -
Students interested in entering the program must qualify by satisfying the prerequisites for MATH 181 Calculus I, ENG 101 Composition and Rhetoric and CHEM 121 General Chemistry I.

Course Qualifying Prerequisite
MATH 181 Placement examination given by the Mathematics Department OR MATH 126 & 127 (or MATH 128) Algebra and Trigonometry.
ENG 101 Satisfactory scores on ACT or SAT examination OR ENG A.
CHEM 121 Placement examination given by the Chemistry Department OR CHEM 103.

Qualified students should declare a major in electrical engineering (EEG). Students needing more preparation should enroll in the Pre-Engineering Program described in Section 5.

Students whose native language is not English must take the English as a Second Language placement test and must accept enrollment in the appropriate English or English as a Second Language course.

Mechanical Engineering -
Minimum: GPA 2.50
Admission and transfer policies are described in the College of Engineering section.

Department Policies -
Grade of C (2.00) or higher must be earned in each engineering course (ME, CEE, EE, EGG) for graduation.
Grades of C (2.00) or higher are required in all immediate prerequisites of all engineering, science, construction management, and computer science courses and in ENG 101 and 102.
An overall 2.3 GPA and 2.5 GPA in engineering courses is required for probation, transfer, and graduation.
Students must satisfy prerequisite and corequisite course requirements as specified in the current Undergraduate Catalog.
Students must be admitted to advanced standing prior to registering for upper-division courses in the College of Engineering.
All mechanical engineering students must take the Fundamentals of Engineering Discipline Specific Mechanical Engineering Examination as a graduation requirement.

More information is available athttp://catalog.unlv.edu/content.php?catoid=16&navoid=2840.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Requirements for International Applicants: The university is authorized by U.S. Department of Homeland Security to admit international students on F-1 student visas. International students are subject to additional requirements that are established by the university and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as outlined below:

1. Proof of English Language Proficiency: Applicants whose native language is not English must provide official proof of English proficiency to the Office of Admissions in one or more of the following ways:
• Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 173 on the computer based exam (The William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration requires 193) or a score of 61 on the iBT version (The William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration requires 80 and the School of Nursing requires 100).

• UNLV institutional Michigan Test of English Language Proficiency (MTELP) score of 76 percent (The William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration requires 81 percent).

• International English Language Testing System (IELTS " must be academic version) with a minimum overall band of 6 with no band below 5.5 (The William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration requires a minimum overall band of 6.5 with no band below 5.5).

• Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE - must be academic version) with an overall score of 44 (The William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration requires an overall score of 53 and the School of Nursing requires an overall score of 68).

• Equivalent scores on other selected English proficiency exams approved by the Office of Admission.

• Completed course work in Freshman Composition equivalent to UNLV’s English 101 (grade of C or better).
(The William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration does not accept this form of English proficiency.)

• Applicants who are from the following nations are exempt from TOEFL:
Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Barbuda, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada (except Quebec), Dominica, Fiji, Irish Republic, Jamaica, New Zealand, St. Kitt & Nevis, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Singapore, Trinidad & Tobago, United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, North Ireland), U.S. Virgin Islands.

• The Office of Admission may waive the test requirements if comptence in the English language is clearly evident.

Applicants who do not meet the proficiency requirements stated above may be admitted to the English Language Center (ELC) for appropriate course work prior to being admitted to an academic major. The ELC admits students with an intermediate level of English competence as evidenced by scores on approved tests of English language proficiency as well as transfer work from other institutions. Students may be conditionally admitted into the college of their choice, with matriculation in that college contingent upon satisfactory completion of the ESL program in the ELC.

1. Certification of Finances: Before the university may issue a Certificate of Eligibility (I-20), the Office of Admissions must receive a Confidential Financial Certification form indicating that the student has ready access to sufficient financial resources to fully meet all institutional and personal expenses while studying in the United States. The certification must be accompanied by a bank letter that has been signed and/or stamped by a bank official. Visit the Office of Admissions website at www.unlv.edu/admissions/confidential-financial-certifications for current information and to access the form.

2. Health Insurance: All UNLV F-1 visa international students are required to purchase UNLV student medical health insurance regardless of other health insurance policies they may have. The requirement to purchase the UNLV student health insurance cannot be waived. International students are automatically charged health insurance premium fees when they register for classes. Optional dental coverage and vision insurance may also be purchased.

The Office of Admissions will issue the Certificate of Eligibility (I-20/SEVIS record) to undergraduate international students who have provided the required certification of finances and who are admitted to a degree-seeking program. An I-20 cannot be issued for online degree program nor for a certificate program
More information is available at: http://catalog.unlv.edu/content.php?catoid=6&navoid=530

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Requirements are the same as a Resident Student.

The regulations pertaining to Nevada residency for tuition purposes are established by the Board of Regents. Each applicant claiming legal residency in Nevada must submit a residency application and the supporting documentation along with their admission application. Current enrollees or graduates of a Nevada high school are exempt from this requirement. The residency application forms can be obtained from the university website (www.unlv.edu/admissions/residency) or from the Office of the Registrar.

Regulations for Determining Residency for Tuition

The Office of the Registrar has been delegated responsibility for the determination of residence status for tuition purposes for new and continuing undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas respectively.

Information and application forms can be found online (www.unlv.edu) or can be obtained from the Office of the Registrar.

The following regulations are Nevada Board of Regents’ policy for all the Nevada System of Higher Education institutions. These regulations are subject to change and changes become effective immediately upon Board of Regents’ adoption.

More information on Tuition and Residency can be found at http://catalog.unlv.edu/content.php?catoid=16&navoid=2833

Residency Requirements

Regulations for Determining Residency for Tuition

The Office of the Registrar has been delegated responsibility for the determination of residence status for tuition purposes for new and continuing undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas respectively.

Information and application forms can be found online (www.unlv.edu) or can be obtained from the Office of the Registrar.

The following regulations are Nevada Board of Regents’ policy for all the Nevada System of Higher Education institutions. These regulations are subject to change and changes become effective immediately upon Board of Regents’ adoption.

Each student claiming legal residence in Nevada must submit a residency application with all supporting documents to the Office of the Admissions or the Enrollment Services Center no later than the date indicated on the academic calendar available on the UNLV website. Current enrollees or graduates of a Nevada high school are exempt from this requirement.

More detailed information can be found online http://catalog.unlv.edu/content.php?catoid=16&navoid=2833.



Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Transfer Students: Except for in-state transfer students as described in the section “In-State Transfer Students,” admission to a four-year degree program is granted to domestic and international applicants transferring from another regionally-accredited college or university provided that 24 transferable semester credits have been completed and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50 has been achieved. The applicant must be in good standing and eligible to return to the educational institution last attended (i.e., the applicant cannot be on academic or behavioral suspension).

Applicants who have attempted 23 or fewer college credits after high school graduation are subject to the high school admission requirements. The high school record must meet the minimum grade point average or other requirements as indicated in the “High School Students” section.

In-State Transfer Students: Applicants wishing to transfer to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, from another institution within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) must apply for admission to UNLV through the Office of Admissions and must fulfill the same requirements as those applicants who are not enrolled within the NSHE system. Transfer students with an Associate of Arts degree, Associate of Science degree, or Associate of Business degree from an NSHE institution with a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher will be automatically admissible upon application to the university.

Transfer applicants denied regular admission may also enroll as non-degree seeking students. These students will be eligible for admission when the combination of their UNLV grade point average and the cumulative average of all other college or university-level course work meets the university’s minimum transfer admission GPA requirement of 2.5.

Upon reaching the transfer admission requirements, these non-degree seeking students who were previously denied must submit a new application and fee in order to be reconsidered for admission.
Refer to: http://catalog.unlv.edu/content.php?catoid=16&navoid=2830

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 147
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 42

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Undergraduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $5,760
Room & Board: $9,404
Books & Supplies: $1,298
Other Expenses: $3,331
Estimated avg. course load per term: 12
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Special Programs or Fee Structures

These totals reflect students living on campus.
Other Expenses category includes transportation and miscellaneous personal expenses.

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Federal Tax Return Forms (IRS), Institution's Own Application Form, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Financial Aid Transcript, Parent Asset Form, Student Asset Form

Additional Financial Aid Information

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) provides a wide variety of assistance to finance higher education expenses.Grants, scholarships, part-time employment and educational loans are available to help students meet their costs while attending UNLV. Students are encouraged to explore all possible resources. For more information about available resources and the application process, you can refer to the Student Financial Services section of this catalog. Further details are available
online at http://finaid.unlv.edu/. You may also contact the office at (702) 895-3424 or visit the second floor of the Reynolds
Student Services Complex.

Application Procedures:
Complete the correct Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. UNLV’s school code to complete your FAFSA is 002569. Complete and sign your FAFSA with your FSA ID.

You may visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/fsaid#how for more information about the FSA ID.

UNLV’s priority financial aid consideration deadline is November 1st of each year. You may still apply for financial aid after November 1st, however, there may be limited funding from other aid programs.

Step 2: Enroll In Direct Deposit
If your financial aid funds exceed your semester tuition and fee costs, you will receive a financial aid refund for the difference to help pay your other educational costs.

You are highly encouraged to enroll in the free direct deposit program so the UNLV Cashiering and Student Accounts Office can post funds directly to your bank account. You may sign up via MyUNLV. Click on Finances, then Enroll in Direct Deposit.
Step 3: Review Your Eligibility For Scholarships
The majority of scholarships at UNLV are awarded to students based upon automatic consideration. There are some donor scholarships which require a separate application and are awarded through various UNLV Departments.
Step 4: Award Notification
Fall 2016, Spring 2017 & Summer 2017 Applicants: Students who complete the 2016-2017 FAFSA will not be notified of their financial aid award using the UNLV issue RebelMail account until April 1, 2016.

There are software and programming changes each year within financial aid based upon mandatory U.S. Department of Education updates. These updates dictate the timing of UNLV’s awarding schedule.
More information is available at:
http://www.unlv.edu/finaid/checklist

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 1,401
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 1,124
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 694
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 82%
Note: Writing Range is not collected. SAT and ACT numbers represent the average of the ranges. Full data are available upon request.

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range: 610 520
Reading Range: 600 460
Writing Range: 540 440
Combined Range: 1200 990
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range: 27 21
Composite Range: 26 20

Undergraduate

Enrollments by Class

Undergraduate Engr. Programs Fresh
1st Year
Soph
2nd Year
Junior
3rd Year
Senior
4th/5th Year
Full Time Total Part Time Total
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 59 27 32 61 179 72
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 83 57 37 45 222 83
Computer Science (B.A.) 0 0 0 5 5 10
Computer Science (B.S.) 202 148 118 138 606 261
Construction Mangagement (B.S.) 15 14 5 6 40 22
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 44 35 27 68 174 89
Entertainment Engineering & Design (B.S.) 30 14 15 16 75 11
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 134 105 89 136 464 155
Undecided Engineering 1 2 5 1 9 18
Totals: 568 402 328 476 1774 721

Freshmen

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 4 2 0 0 18 0 0 0 9 1 0 1 1 0 10 2 3 0 45 6
Women 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 4 2 2 0 14 4
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 5 1 0 0 18 7 0 0 17 2 7 0 0 1 12 6 11 0 70 17
Women 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 13 1
Computer Science (B.A.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 13 3 0 0 39 7 0 0 37 4 13 1 3 0 39 2 18 3 162 20
Women 4 0 1 1 8 0 0 0 16 2 2 0 0 0 6 0 3 0 40 3
Construction Mangagement (B.S.)
Men 0 1 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 6 0 0 1 13 3
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 6 0 0 0 10 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 15 1 3 1 38 4
Women 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 6 1
Entertainment Engineering & Design (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 5 0 15 1
Women 0 0 0 0 8 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 15 1
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 6 5 0 0 27 15 2 0 16 0 1 1 0 0 46 6 20 1 118 28
Women 0 1 0 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 1 5 0 16 3
Undecided Engineering
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 43 15 1 2 147 34 2 0 112 10 30 3 8 1 147 21 78 6 568 92

Sophomores

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 0 0 3 4 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 5 2 2 1 15 8
Women 2 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 3 0 12 4
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 7 1 0 0 9 4 0 0 9 4 2 4 1 0 10 5 10 1 48 19
Women 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 9 0
Computer Science (B.A.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 9 5 0 2 27 13 0 0 27 11 4 7 3 1 34 21 13 6 117 66
Women 2 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 8 3 0 0 1 0 8 1 5 2 31 6
Construction Mangagement (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 7 4 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 3 3 0 0 12 9
Women 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 6 2 1 0 8 5 0 0 3 2 0 1 0 0 7 4 2 1 27 15
Women 0 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 8 1
Entertainment Engineering & Design (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 1
Women 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 1 0 10 2
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 11 3 1 1 24 15 0 0 15 4 4 1 2 0 22 8 12 4 91 36
Women 2 2 0 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 14 3
Undecided Engineering
Men 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 1 8
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
Totals: 45 14 3 4 103 51 0 0 73 24 13 18 8 2 105 50 52 17 402 180

Juniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 1 0 0 3 5 0 0 6 1 0 0 1 0 8 3 3 1 21 11
Women 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 1 2 0 11 5
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 5 2 0 0 5 5 0 0 9 1 1 0 0 0 9 5 4 2 33 15
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 4 2
Computer Science (B.A.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 15 4 0 0 20 13 0 0 22 8 2 4 2 0 27 28 10 8 98 65
Women 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 8 3 1 0 0 0 7 3 2 2 20 11
Construction Mangagement (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 5 4
Women 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 5 4 0 0 8 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 5 3 3 25 18
Women 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 7
Entertainment Engineering & Design (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 9 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 6 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 8 2 0 1 17 7 0 0 9 3 1 0 0 0 33 12 6 5 74 30
Women 0 1 0 1 5 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 1 0 15 7
Undecided Engineering
Men 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 5 5
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Totals: 38 18 0 2 65 46 0 0 70 19 5 7 4 0 113 67 33 25 328 184

Seniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 4 4 0 0 5 3 0 0 8 2 0 2 3 0 15 16 3 4 38 31
Women 2 1 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 10 1 2 0 23 3
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 7 1 0 0 7 6 0 0 7 5 4 1 0 0 6 11 4 4 35 28
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 10 1
Computer Science (B.A.)
Men 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 4 8
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 9 6 1 2 17 13 3 1 28 13 4 1 0 1 34 36 8 4 104 77
Women 3 2 0 0 7 3 0 0 11 3 0 1 0 0 9 4 4 0 34 13
Construction Mangagement (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 5 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 9 2 1 0 13 11 0 0 8 7 3 1 0 0 23 11 4 4 61 36
Women 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 7 7
Entertainment Engineering & Design (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 2 0 4 5
Women 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 12 1
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 8 2 2 2 25 5 0 0 17 4 2 2 0 0 47 24 5 4 106 43
Women 4 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 10 5 0 0 30 5
Undecided Engineering
Men 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 50 20 4 6 100 47 3 1 89 40 23 9 3 2 168 118 36 22 476 265

Undergraduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 2 0 6 3 0 10 2 23 17 6
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 0 1 4 0 1 0 0 4 0 10 9 1
Computer Science (B.A.) 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 5 3 12 9 3
Computer Science (B.S.) 2 2 8 0 17 4 2 31 5 71 61 10
Construction Mangagement (B.S.) 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 5 5 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 1 1 6 0 8 1 0 7 2 26 24 2
Entertainment Engineering & Design (B.S.) 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 1 8 4 4
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 1 1 18 0 10 4 1 29 3 67 57 10
Undecided Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 5 5 41 0 45 14 3 92 17 222 186 36

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 5 1 2 1 0 0 8 2 1 1 23
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 10
Computer Science (B.A.) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 4 1 2 1 12
Computer Science (B.S.) 2 0 2 0 8 0 0 0 14 3 2 2 2 0 27 4 4 1 71
Construction Mangagement (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 5
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 1 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 8 0 1 0 0 0 5 2 2 0 26
Entertainment Engineering & Design (B.S.) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 0 1 8
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 1 0 1 0 15 3 0 0 9 1 3 1 0 1 26 3 2 1 67
Undecided Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 4 1 4 1 37 4 0 0 39 6 9 5 2 1 79 13 12 5 222

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

The Integrated BS-MS degree program is designed to provide high-achieving ME undergraduate students with the opportunity to be exposed to graduate courses and to encourage them to continue with a graduate degree by reducing the time needed for degree completion. Up to nine credit hours of approved graduate-level course work can be taken as technical electives for the grade of B or better during the senior year and those credit hours will be waived for the graduate degree. The following conditions are needed to enroll in the Integrated BS-MS program:
--A minimum of two semesters of full-time enrollment in B.S. of Mechanical Engineering program at UNLV is required.
--A minimum of 90 credit hours of course work applicable to the B.S. of Mechanical Engineering degree must be completed before beginning the joint degree program.
--An overall cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher and a cumulative GPA in math/science/engineering of 3.50 or higher is needed to begin the joint degree program.
--Student has to choose the thesis option.

B.S. Degree Requirements
Students must meet all of the existing B.S. degree requirements in Mechanical Engineering at UNLV.
Students may take up to 9 credits of graduate level courses in place of undergraduate courses. These classes would typically substitute for the undergraduate technical electives.
Undergraduates taking graduate courses will pay the graduate tuition for these courses.
Students will graduate with the B.S. degree as soon as all of the B.S. degree requirements are completed.

M.S. Degree Requirements
Once a student has been admitted to the Integrated B.S.-M.S. program, they must then submit an application for one of the M.S. programs in Mechanical Engineering. Follow the normal application procedures found on the UNLV Graduate College website.
a. Students must meet all the application deadlines.
b. Students should indicate in their application materials that they are participating in the Integrated B.S.-M.S. program.
c. Students participating in this program do not need to submit GRE scores or letters of recommendation.
Students may pursue any of the M.S. programs within the Mechanical Engineering department.

Students may be released from up to 9 credits of classes towards completion of the M.S. degree as long as the average G.P.A for these classes taken as part of the undergraduate program is a 3.0 or above.
Students must meet all of the other degree requirements for the M.S. degree including a minimum 15 credits of “ME 700” level courses. If a student takes a 3-credit “700” level course as part of their undergraduate degree; it will count towards the 15 credit minimum.
Students must take the thesis option to receive the course release.

More info about the Integrated B.S.-M.S. Mechanical Engineering program can be found at https://www.unlv.edu/me/integrated-bs-ms

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

1

Undergraduate

Program Comparisons

  • ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • CEAB - Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board
Degree Program ABET/CEAB Accred. Nominal Program Length
(yrs.)
Average Program Length
(yrs.)
Time: Day/Even./
Both
Co-op: None/Opt./
Required
Grads in Co-op Progs.
Civil Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.50 Both None
Computer Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.50 Both None
Computer Science (B.A.) no 4.00 4.50 Both None
Computer Science (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.50 Both None
Construction Mangagement (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.50 Both None
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.50 Both None
Entertainment Engineering & Design (B.S.) no 4.00 4.50 Both None
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.50 Both None
Undecided Engineering no 0.00 0.00 Both None

Graduate

Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Admission & Registration Information -

The UNLV Graduate College welcomes applicants from all over the nation and the world to join our community of scholars. Our more than 130 graduate programs provide an outstanding opportunity for advanced study in numerous areas of research and creative activity. Admission to the Graduate College at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas is competitive. The rules and criteria established by the Board of Regents, University, Graduate College, and individual graduate programs determine admissibility. Applicants must meet minimum admissions requirements as established by the Graduate College; once they do so, the graduate program makes their final recommendations on admission based on the application materials required by the department.

The Graduate College processes applications and supporting materials as they are received. Application deadlines vary by department; applicants should contact the department where they are seeking admission to get this information. In consultation with the Graduate College, departments have the right to establish additional admission standards and criteria. It is the responsibility of the applicant to contact the appropriate department for information on additional departmental admission requirements. Please note that applicants must submit admissions materials to both the Graduate College and their graduate program of interest simultaneously in order to apply for admission. The process below describes the Graduate College requirements; please also follow the requirements, guidelines and deadlines of your degree program of interest.

UNLV is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504 institution. All qualified applicants to the Graduate College, and admitted students, will receive equal consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or covered US veteran status.

Admission Requirements:

While each graduate program has unique admissions standards, the Graduate College has set minimum standards for admission. All advanced degree and certificate program applicants must meet these eligibility requirements to be considered for admission.

1. Bachelor’s Degree " You must hold a four-year baccalaureate from a regionally accredited institution or an approved equivalent.

2. Grade Point Average " You must have a minimum overall grade point average of 2.75 (4.00=A) for the bachelor’s degree or a minimum 3.00 (4.00=A) for the last two years (60 semester hours).

3. Additional Factors " Factors that may also be considered by the academic department to which you are applying include test scores (like the GRE or GMAT), the type of course work completed during undergraduate studies, letters of recommendation, and any other supporting documents you may be asked to submit for your application.

4. Transcripts " All applicants are required to submit a transcript from each postsecondary institution attended, showing all degrees and coursework, the dates awarded, and grades received. If the institution is outside the U.S. a foreign credential evaluation may be required.

Credentials not in English must be accompanied by an English translation certified as true by a university official, an official representative of a United States embassy or consulate, the United States Information Service, the United States Education Foundation, or an approved professional translating service. Notarized copies of originals or translations are not considered official.

Please note that the aforementioned requirements are the minimum requirements set by The Graduate College. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Admission decisions are based on applicants meeting the minimum Graduate College requirements and a more extensive departmental review, using a combination of factors, including academic degrees and records, the statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, test scores, and relevant work experience.

Please review the Graduate Catalog to learn more.
Students requiring an F-1 visa to study in the United States, please visit Graduate International Admissions.

http://www.unlv.edu/graduatecollege/become-a-grad-student



Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

The UNLV Graduate College is in charge of all applications processing and evaluation. You should follow the UNLV Graduate College procedures. You may also apply for assistantship, which is separate from the application for admission to our graduate program. Applications for assistantship are evaluated separately from applications for admission. Offers of teaching assistantships (TAs) are made by the department chair and depend upon availability of funds and merit. Research assistantships (RAs) are offered by faculty who have funded research projects. Admission to the graduate program does not mean that an assistantship will be offered by default.

Documents Required by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
1. One official transcript from each post-secondary institution attended. Only transcripts sent directly from the institution are considered.
2. Letters of recommendation (two for M.S. and three for Ph.D. applicants).
3. One-page statement indicating the reasons why you wish to earn a M.S. or Ph.D. degree.
4. GRE General test scores taken in the last five years (combined verbal and quantitative GRE score of at least 300 on the new test and GRE analytical writing score of at least 3 - or 1000 on all GRE exams taken before August 2011).
Documents Required by the Graduate College:
1. A complete application form and a non-refundable fee.
2. One official transcript of each post-secondary institution attended. International students must submit official copies of transcripts translated in English. Only transcripts sent directly from the institution to the UNLV Graduate College are considered.
3. Official TOEFL or Michigan Test Scores (only if English is not native language) taken in the last two years or bachelor degree is from an English speaking country).
4. High School Leaving Certificate (for international students only)

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering -
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UNLV offers a number of program degree options leading to the Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.) - Electrical Engineering. Specific areas of study that are currently available include Communications, Computer Engineering, Control System Theory, Electromagnetics and Optics, Electronics, Power Systems, Signal Processing, and Solid State Materials and Devices. The following degree options are available: M.S.E. - Electrical Engineering with thesis option, M.S.E. " Electrical Engineering with course only option, M.S.E. " Electrical Engineering Integrated BS-MS track option, and M.S.E. " Electrical Engineering dual degree option. The M.S.E. " Electrical Engineering thesis option culminates with a thesis which prepares the student for a Ph.D. experience if higher education is desired. The course only option is a final advanced professional degree option culminating with a comprehensive exam that must be passed in the student’s specialty area. The Integrated BS-MS track option is for UNLV graduates who excel in their ECE UNLV undergraduate programs wanting to attain a M.S.E. or Ph.D. degree at UNLV in ECE with the thesis option. The dual degree program allows the student to complete a M.S.E. " Electrical Engineering degree and a Masters of Science in Mathematics degree jointly [Refer to Dual Degree: Master of Science in Engineering " Electrical Engineering and Master of Science " Mathematical Sciences].

To be considered for admission to the M.S.E. program, an applicant must:

1. Have a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering or a closely related discipline.
a. Applicants who possess a bachelor’s degree in a closely related discipline, such as physics or mathematics, may be admitted on conditional and/or provisional status. These students will be required to complete certain undergraduate and/or graduate courses before they can attain regular status. The graduate committee determines these courses on an individual basis.
b. Graduates with degrees in engineering technology ordinarily have an inadequate background to be admitted to the graduate program.
2. Have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 (A=4.00) for their bachelor’s degree. Applicants who have an overall GPA below 3.00 must submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores {scaled score and percentile score in quantitative, verbal reasoning, and analytical writing} to the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. These applicants may be admitted subject to the discretion and possible further requirements of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Committee. Applicants who want to be considered for an assistantship, or who feel that their GRE scores will enhance their chances for admission, are strongly encouraged to submit GRE scores.
3. Submit GRE scaled and percentile scores in quantitative, verbal reasoning, and analytical writing to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering if the applicant did not obtain his bachelor’s degree from an ABET accredited institution, if the applicant is interested in a teaching assistantship, or if the applicant received a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering more than five years prior to the first day of the first semester of the degree program applied for. Interpretation of the scores is at the discretion of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Committee. (An applicant possessing a bachelor’s degree from an ABET accredited institution within the past five years is not required to submit GRE scores.)
4. Submit a completed application prior to the department’s admission deadline.
a. Completed online application.
b. Submit official transcripts of all college-level work to the Graduate College.
c. Submit an additional set of transcripts of all college-level work directly to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
d. Submit a one page written statement of purpose indicating the applicant’s research interests, motivations, and objectives.
i. In the statement of purpose, the applicant must explicitly identify his/her areas of interest from the following list of areas offered at UNLV in the ECE Department: Communications, Computer Engineering, Control Systems, Electromagnetics and Optics, Electronics, Power Systems, Signal Processing, and Solid State Materials and Devices (which includes Nanotechnology).
ii .Applicants are required to account for all time beyond the Bachelor degree indicating how they have developed professionally.
iii. Applicants transferring from other graduate programs must justify why they are leaving that program to join our program.
iv. Applicants receiving grades less than B in a graduate course elsewhere may not be admitted to the graduate program without a well-justified explanation. Poor performance in course work in the program that the student is transferring from may be a cause for denial of admission. It will be the graduate committee’s discretion whether to allow or deny admission.
e. Submit three dated letters of recommendation concerning the applicant’s potential for succeeding in the graduate program. If the applicant has attended a university or is currently enrolled in a program beyond the bachelor degree, then the letters of recommendation should be solicited from that university or program. If the applicant has been out of school for an extended period of time, then letters should be solicited from the professional community that can comment on the applicant’s technical background and/or from the applicant’s most recent academic institution. Letters of recommendation written beyond a six-month period prior to applying for admission to our graduate program will not be accepted. Strong letters of recommendation illustrate technical talent and professional accomplishments beyond the grade point average or course grade. The graduate committee is interested in the applicant’s technical, conceptual, verbal, ethical, and social skills. The graduate committee is interested in the applicant’s ability to perform research with evidence to substantiate claims made. Note that letters from professors that casually know the applicant will not help in the admission process.
f. Application deadlines are February 1st for admission in the fall of the same year and October 1st for admission in the spring of the subsequent year.
5. Before international applicants can be considered for admission, the Graduate College requires that all international applicants take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and obtain a minimum score of 550 or 85 on the Michigan Test. Students whose first language is not English may be required to take and pass the English as a Second Language Placement Test upon arrival at UNLV. If necessary, they will be required to take English as a Second Language (ESL) courses at UNLV.
6. All domestic and international applicants must review and follow the Graduate College Admission and Registration Requirements.

The Integrated BS-MS Track program allows select UNLV undergraduates to pursue the Electrical Engineering M.S.E. degree at UNLV. The program provides an opportunity for those undergraduates who have taken either 9, 6, or 3 graduate-level electrical and computer engineering course credits applied toward their undergraduate electrical/computer engineering degrees, to complete the respectively corresponding M.S. in Engineering with a total of either 21, 24, or 27 as opposed to the 30 credits required for Thesis Track. Students admitted to the Integrated BS-MS Track program are required to write a thesis.

To be considered for admission to the Integrated BS-MS Track, an applicant must:

1. Have a minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 (A = 4.00) for their B.S. degree in electrical engineering or computer engineering at UNLV.
2. Have completed up to a maximum of 9 credits of formal Graduate College curriculum approved 600/700 level courses (which excludes informal courses such as Graduate Independent Study, Graduate Seminar, and Special Topics) which were applied towards the student’s B.S. degree. Each graduate level course must have been completed with a minimum grade of B (3.0).


Master of Science in Computer Science:

Applicants must submit the following to the Graduate College:

1. An application and official transcripts of all college level work with a minimum GPA of 3.00.
2. Two letters of recommendation concerning the student’s potential for succeeding in the graduate program.
3. Another set of official transcripts.
4. The results of the Graduate Record Examination current to within five years should be sent directly to the school.
5. In addition, applicants must have completed courses and their prerequisites equivalent to our undergraduate Programming Languages CS 326), Operating Systems (CS 370), Discrete Mathematics II (MATH 351), and Statistical Methods I (STAT 411) with an average grade of B or better.
6. The Computer Science Admission Committee may elect to admit an outstanding applicant who has not satisfied all of the background requirements on a conditional basis.
7. All domestic and international applicants must review and follow the Graduate College Admission and Registration Requirements.

The student must complete these requirements before full admission to the program is granted.

Students who have not completed all the following courses (or equivalent courses) as part of their bachelor’s degree may be required to complete them as a condition of their admission. If taken as part of their master’s degree program, these courses may count toward the 30 credits required.

CS 656 - Automata and Formal Languages

CS 677 - Analysis of Algorithms

CS 660 - Compiler Construction

Students are accepted into a degree program as described in the Graduate Catalog. The faculty and corresponding sub-disciplines and sub-plans within the described programs are subject to change at any time.

Master of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering -
Applications available on the UNLV Graduate College website.

In addition to the general requirements for admission to the Graduate College, an applicant for the M.S. program must complete the following requirements:

1. Applicants must complete the on-line process in the Grad Rebel Gateway system.
2. In addition to the required information in the general Grad Rebel Gateway application system, the Mechanical Engineering Department has two additional requirements which can also be submitted in the Grad Rebel Gateway system as optional items. Electronic submission is the preferred method. If these items are not completed in the Grad Rebel Gateway system before you finish and make payment, you cannot go back and do them electronically afterward. In this case, you must mail hard copies to the Mechanical Engineering Department. The two items are:
a. A written statement of purpose indicating interests and objectives in working toward a M.S. degree.
b. Two letters of recommendation. There is no specified format. Your references should point out the qualifications that make you a good candidate for admission.
3. The applicant must have a bachelor’s degree in engineering or a closely related discipline. Students with non-engineering backgrounds will be required to complete a set of course work requirements that will assure successful completion of the M.S. specialization and qualify the student to sit for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam. The Graduate Program Committee (GPC) will decide upon special cases.
4. The applicant must submit his/her official copy of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test scores. To be admitted to the graduate program in Mechanical Engineering, the applicant must be at or above the 75 percentile range (of the group taking the GRE when the applicant takes the exam) in the quantitative reasoning section of the exam. If the applicant is less than 75 percent, at the discretion of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the applicant may be provisionally admitted to the graduate program with the requirement that he/she retake the GRE during the first semester after admission. If the applicant fails to retake the GRE during the first semester after admission or if the applicant fails to be at or above the 75 percent range in the quantitative reasoning section of the exam after retaking the exam, at its discretion, the Department of Mechanical Engineering may remove the applicant from the graduate program. The GRE university code for UNLV is 4861. The Mechanical Engineering Department code is 1502.
5. The GPC will examine the applicant’s academic record and will make the final determination of the applicant’s admissibility to the M.S. program. In general, a minimum post-baccalaureate GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale or equivalent is required for admission in addition to a GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale or equivalent in all engineering courses.
6. All domestic and international applicants must review and follow the Graduate College Admission and Registration Requirements.
Our department admissions committee looks at all of these requirements when making admissions decisions.

The Integrated BS-MS degree program is designed to provide high-achieving MEG undergraduate students with the opportunity to be exposed to graduate courses and to encourage them to continue with a graduate degree by reducing the time needed for degree completion. Up to nine credit hours of approved graduate-level course work can be taken as technical electives for the grade of B or better during the senior year and those credit hours will be waived for the graduate degree. The following conditions are needed to enroll in the Integrated BS-MS program:

1. A minimum of two semesters of full-time enrollment in B.S. of Mechanical Engineering program is required.
2. Applications are normally submitted with two semesters remaining in the senior year.
3. A minimum of 90 credit hours of course work applicable to the B.S. of Mechanical Engineering degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher must be completed before beginning the joint degree program.
4. Student has to choose the thesis option.

Students are accepted into a degree program as described in the Graduate Catalog. The faculty and corresponding sub-disciplines and sub-plans within the described programs are subject to change at any time.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

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Admission Requirements

While each graduate program has unique admissions standards, the Graduate College maintains minimum standards for graduate admission. All advanced degree and certificate program applicants must meet these eligibility requirements to be considered for admission.

1. Bachelor’s Degree " You must hold a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution, or an approved international equivalent.
2. Grade Point Average " You must have a minimum overall grade point average of 2.75 (4.00=A) for your bachelor’s degree, or a minimum 3.00 (4.00=A) for the last two years (60 semester hours) of your bachelor’s degree.
3. Additional Requirements " Factors that may also be considered by the academic department to which you are applying include test scores (like the GRE or GMAT), the type of course work completed during undergraduate studies, letters of recommendation, writing samples or portfolios, and any other supporting documents your department/program may ask you to submit to complete your application.
4. International Applicants: Proof of English Proficiency " The application process for international students is the same as for domestic students, with the exception of submitting proof of English Proficiency.
5. Transcripts " All applicants are required to submit a transcript from each postsecondary institution attended, showing all degrees and coursework, the dates awarded, and grades received. If the institution is outside the U.S., a foreign credential evaluation may be required. Please review our foreign credential evaluations page for additional guidelines, information, and requirements.

Credentials not in English must be accompanied by an English translation certified as true by a university official, an official representative of a United States embassy or consulate, the United States Information Service, the United States Education Foundation, or an approved professional translating service. Notarized copies of originals or translations are not considered official.

Please note that the aforementioned requirements are the minimum requirements established and monitored by the Graduate College. Meeting the minimum admissions requirements is a necessary but not sufficient condition of admission. Admission decisions are based on applicants meeting the minimum Graduate College requirements and a more extensive and holistic departmental review, which considers a combination of factors, including indicators of success based upon academic degrees and records, the statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, test scores, relevant work experience, and the like.

Please review the Graduate Catalog to learn more about your degree program’s admissions requirements.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

The same requirements apply as for resident students.
If you are a current high school student, or if you have graduated high school but not yet started college, you are considered a freshman student. (If you’ve done college work only while in high school, you will still be considered a freshman student for admission purposes.)

Freshman applicants are admissible with either a 3.0 core GPA (calculated based on English, math, social science, and natural science) from the high school transcript, a 1120 SAT score (critical reading and math sections only if taken March 2016 or after) and 1040 if taken prior to March 2016), a 22 ACT composite score, or a Nevada Advanced High School Diploma.

Applicants who meet the criteria will be offered admission to the University; if you do not meet the criteria you will be offered delayed admission to UNLV through our joint Guaranteed Transfer Program (GTP) with the College of Southern Nevada (CSN). This program allows students denied to the University the opportunity to attend CSN, complete an Associate Degree, and enroll at UNLV without submitting another application. For more information, contact our Office of Admissions at 702-774-UNLV (8658).

There is some additional documentation required for international students, although the general process is the same.

Please note: The above requirements are for general admission to UNLV; some majors may have additional requirements for full admission into a program of study.

Residency Requirements

Nevada Residency

The UNLV Office of Admissions determines the Nevada residency of graduate students according Board of Regents regulations and the laws of the State of Nevada. Persons, such as Nevada certified school teachers and Armed Forces personnel stationed in Nevada, are normally accorded residency status. A full statement of the regulations is available online at http://www.unlv.edu/graduatecollege/residency.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

While each graduate program has unique admissions standards, the Graduate College has set minimum standards for admission. All advanced degree and certificate program applicants must meet these eligibility requirements to be considered for admission.

Bachelor’s Degree " You must hold a four-year baccalaureate from a regionally accredited institution or an approved equivalent.
Grade Point Average " You must have a minimum overall grade point average of 2.75 (4.00=A) for the bachelor’s degree or a minimum 3.00 (4.00=A) for the last two years (60 semester hours).
Additional Factors " Factors that may also be considered by the academic department to which you are applying include test scores (like the GRE or GMAT), the type of course work completed during undergraduate studies, letters of recommendation, and any other supporting documents you may be asked to submit for your application.
Transcripts " All applicants are required to submit a transcript from each postsecondary institution attended, showing all degrees and coursework, the dates awarded, and grades received. If the institution is outside the U.S. a foreign credential evaluation may be required.

Credentials not in English must be accompanied by an English translation certified as true by a university official, an official representative of a United States embassy or consulate, the United States Information Service, the United States Education Foundation, or an approved professional translating service. Notarized copies of originals or translations are not considered official.

Please note that the aforementioned requirements are the minimum requirements set by The Graduate College. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Admission decisions are based on applicants meeting the minimum Graduate College requirements and a more extensive departmental review, using a combination of factors, including academic degrees and records, the statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, test scores, and relevant work experience.

Please review the Graduate Catalog to learn more.

Please refer to:.http://catalog.unlv.edu/content.php?catoid=17&navoid=2927 for specific information.

For Transfer Students:
Any courses used to fulfill requirements for one degree (at UNLV or elsewhere) may not be used toward another degree. For UNLV Non-Degree Seeking graduate students, a maximum of 15 graduate credits (with grades of B or better) taken at UNLV may be applied toward a graduate program, with the approval of the student’s department and the graduate dean. Graduate work from other regionally accredited institutions with a grade of B or higher (3.00, A=4.00) may be transferable into a degree program subject to departmental and Graduate Dean approval. Grades of B-or lower, and courses graded on a satisfactory pass/fail basis, are not transferable into graduate degree programs. With the department and Graduate College approvals, no more than one-third of the minimum number of credits required for the degree (not including credits for thesis, dissertation, and professional/scholarly papers) may be transferred from a regionally accredited graduate degree granting institution.
http://system.nevada.edu/Nshe/index.cfm/administration/academics-student-affairs/students/transfer/

Graduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Graduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $8,110
Room & Board: $9,404
Books & Supplies: $1,298
Other Expenses: $4,155
Estimated avg. course load per term: 9
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Special Programs or Fee Structures

These totals reflect students living on campus.
Other Expenses category includes transportation and miscellaneous personal expenses.

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Federal Tax Return Forms (IRS), Institution's Own Application Form, Supplemental Student Loan Form, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Financial Aid Transcript, Parent Asset Form, Student Asset Form

Additional Financial Aid Information

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas provides a wide variety of assistance to finance higher education expenses.
Graduate Assistants -
Graduate Assistants gain valuable experience and earn a competitive stipend, plus reduced tuition and waiver of out-of-state fees.
UNLV Fellowships & Scholarships -
Apply for a variety of merit-based and competitive scholarships and fellowships. Applications for 2017-2018 awards open via The Grad Rebel Gateway on Oct. 1 and complete applications must be submitted via the Grad Rebel Gateway by Dec. 1.
Financial Aid & Scholarships -
Explore grants, loans, and employment opportunities designed to help fund your graduate education.
Please visit : http://www.unlv.edu/graduatecollege/financing for more information.

Graduate

New Applicants

New Graduate Applicants

A. Number of graduate applicants to the engineering college: 284
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 170
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 55

Graduate

Enrollments by Class

Master's

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Aerospace Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 9 1 0 1 13 5
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Civil Engineering (M.S.)
Men 6 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 5 6 1 0 16 8
Women 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 7 4
Computer Science (M.S.)
Men 15 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 5 1 1 20 12
Women 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 9 2
Construction Management (M.S.)
Men 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Electrical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 4 1 0 0 4 2 0 0 5 1 0 1 0 0 3 2 1 0 17 7
Women 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Materials and Nuclear Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 9 1 0 1 13 5
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
Transportation (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 52 6 0 1 6 6 0 0 10 8 2 1 0 0 37 17 4 4 111 43

Doctoral

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 14 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 19 2
Women 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
Computer Science (Ph.D.)
Men 4 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 9 3
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 11 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 14 2
Women 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 9 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 2 2 1 21 5
Women 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 2 0 0 13 2
Totals: 51 3 2 1 6 2 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 23 7 3 2 89 15

Graduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Aerospace Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 5 1 12 4 8
Computer Science (M.S.) 12 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 17 12 5
Construction Management (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 6 3
Materials and Nuclear Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 1
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 1 8 5 3
Transportation (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 23 2 3 0 1 3 0 13 3 48 28 20

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Aerospace Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 1 0 12
Computer Science (M.S.) 8 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 17
Construction Management (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
Materials and Nuclear Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 8
Transportation (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 15 8 2 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 7 6 2 1 48

Master's Degree Programs

Master's Degree Program Degree Type
Master's w/ Thesis Master's w/o Thesis or with Proj./Report Program Totals
Aerospace Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 6 6 12
Computer Science (M.S.) 16 1 17
Construction Management (M.S.) 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 7 2 9
Materials and Nuclear Engineering (M.S.) 1 1 2
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 8 0 8
Transportation (M.S.) 0 0 0
Totals: 38 10 48

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 7 3 4
Computer Science (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 6 0
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 2 1
Totals: 11 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 16 11 5

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 7
Computer Science (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3
Totals: 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 16

Graduate

Research Expenditures

Expenditures by Research Department

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Engineering Department External Funding Source
Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction
Total#: 65 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $2,199,087 Industry: $301,971 Priv/Non: $0
State: $445,138 Local: $6,516 Total Expn.: $2,952,712
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Computer Science
Total#: 23 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $621,786 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $14,200
State: $102,317 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $738,303
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Total#: 34 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $1,266,625 Industry: $52,164 Priv/Non: $0
State: $54,561 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,373,350
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Mechanical Engineering
Total#: 75 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $3,000,926 Industry: $176,348 Priv/Non: $0
State: $214,314 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $3,391,588
Totals:
Total#: 197 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $7,088,424 Industry: $530,483 Priv/Non: $14,200
State: $816,330 Local: $6,516 Total Expn.: $8,455,953

Expenditures by Research Center

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Center/Lab External Funding Source
Applied Geophysics Center (AGC)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Energy Research (CER)
Total#: 16 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $1,709,645 Industry: $59,067 Priv/Non: $0
State: $80,931 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,849,643
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Information Technology and Algorithms (CITA)
Total#: 1 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $1,662 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,662
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Materials and Structures (CMS)
Total#: 2 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $83,775 Industry: $21,977 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $105,752
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Mechanical & Environmental Systems Technology (CMEST)
Total#: 1 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $4,634 Industry: $22,431 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $27,065
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Energy Material Interaction Technology Initiative of Nevada (EMITION) Center
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Entertainment Research Center (ERC)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Nevada Center for Advanced Computational Methods (NCACM)
Total#: 1 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $3,288 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $3,288
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Nevada Nanotechnology Center (NNC)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Transportation Research Center (TRC)
Total#: 15 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $1,226,278 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $301,008 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,527,286
Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0


Grand Totals:
Total#: 197 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $7,088,424 Industry: $530,483 Priv/Non: $14,200
State: $816,330 Local: $6,516 Total Expn.: $8,455,953

The following text was offered to each school as a guideline for the calculation of externally-funded research expenditures:

Include all expenditures associated with grants and contracts specifically budgeted for externally sponsored research and associated programs and expenditures associated with all gifts auditably used for research. Include expended funds provided by the following external sources:

  1. Federal Government
  2. State Government
  3. Foreign Governments
  4. Industry
  5. Non-Profit Organizations (e.g. foundations)
  6. Individuals
  7. Local Government

The expenditures reported should be only those funds provided by organizations, agencies, and individuals external to the institution. Cost sharing/matching funds should be included only if provided from sources external to the institution.

Only State government funds that were obtained competitively or as matching funds associated with other externally funded programs should be included. State funds that are part of the normal operating budget should not be included regardless of purpose.

For all joint or contracted projects or sub-projects, only the portion of the center research performed by faculty, staff, and students of the affiliated engineering school should be credited to that school. Expenditures for capital costs of research laboratory building construction should not be included.

Expenditures for research laboratory renovations should not be included unless the renovation funds expended came from grants and contracts expressly intended for the direct support of engineering research.

Any portion of academic year and/or summer salary for any researcher that is not derived from external research grants or contracts should not be counted.

Total #: Report total number of individual grants, not the total dollar amount of the expenditures.

Expenditures: Report actual expenditures (as opposed to authorization amounts) in U.S. dollars.

Time frame for expenditures: Report expenditures for your current fiscal year.

Research centers listed as "WITHIN an engineering department" on the Research Centers page (screen 7) of the College of Engineering Profile, will not have their expenditures added to the school's total research expenditures. Such expenditures can be included in the department total, while still being listed for the appropriate center. This allows users to list the expenditures in two areas without double-counting.

Graduate

Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction

Research is underway in water resources engineering, air quality, environmental engineering, transportation engineering, pedestrian safety, geophysics, earthquake engineering, construction and management, hazardous waste management and transportation, and energy efficient design.

Computer Science

There is ongoing research in algorithm design and analysis, computer
graphics, Internet security, parallel programming, automated deduction,
computational geometry, data mining and clustering techniques,
distributed and fault-tolerant systems, cybersecurity, and in preventing
computer fraud and identity theft.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research is underway in control and filtering in aerospace, robotics and intelligent system applications, transmission and manipulation of image data, fault-tolerant systems, study of the interaction of electrostatic, magnetostatic, electromagnetic fields, signal processing and automated pattern recognition techniques to compressed digital imagery, neural networks, optical character recognition, device modeling, process and physics including quantum devices, photovoltaics and numerical methods.

Mechanical Engineering

Research is underway in renewable energy, solar energy, computational fluid mechanics, HVAC, acoustics, ionic polymer actuator and smart material based robotic system, microfluidics for biomedical applications, nuclear engineering, hydrogen production and utilization, fuel cell.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Applied Geophysics Center (AGC)

The UNLV Applied Geophysics Center (AGC) was developed to enhance the knowledge of geophysical issues and hazards that affect Southern Nevada and to help mitigate the consequences of any future seismic activity. The mission of the AGC is to promote research and teaching of geophysics for engineering applications at UNLV. Geotechnical site characterization for the arid environment and geotechnical earthquake engineering applications are emphasized. The primary objectives are to conduct sponsored research and educate engineering students in geophysics for engineering applications, through formal coursework and participation in research. A secondary but still important objective involves community outreach.
Projects Include:
Correlation of in-situ test data with shear strength for deep foundation design
Detection and delineation of caves and other cavities using Seismic Refraction Tomography (SRT)
Legacy seismic data
SEB instrumentation
ANSS monitoring improvement
UNLV seismic station
Earthquakes in Southern Nevada
Seismic surface waves to characterize complex systems
Seismic characteristics of select engineered nanomaterials in granular media

Center for Energy Research (CER)

The Center for Energy Research (CER) focuses on research, information exchange, and education in energy topics. Issues of particular interest to our geographical region include such general topics as:

Solar energy utilization schemes
Arid regions energy systems, for example, dry cooling
Advanced cooling concepts, such as refrigeration systems that do not use chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)
Nuclear waste issues
For broader applications, topics of interest are:

Conventional power generation systems
Energy conservation devices and systems
Environmental control issues for energy systems
The center serves as a generator and catalyst for ideas, a stimulus for interdisciplinary cooperation, and a facilitator for commercialization. It provides a base to bring together people from many disciplines to work on specific problems of interest.

Current Projects
The Solar Energy-Water-Environment Nexus in Nevada
SunShot Initiative: Photovoltaic Regional Test Center
Villa Trieste Homes: Building Reduced-Energy Homes in the Southwest U.S. Desert (2008 " 2015)

Center for Information Technology and Algorithms (CITA)

Advances in information technology have dramatically transformed the way in which people live, work, learn, communicate and conduct business. The Center for Information Technology and Algorithms is a center with a focus on information technology, for both theoretical and applied research, including such diverse areas as:

Online algorithms
Combinatorial optimization
Approximation techniques
Adaptive methods
and application areas such as:

Homeland security
E-healthcare
E-learning
E-commerce
Entertainment engineering

CITA is a multidisciplinary unit, operated by faculty, staff and students at UNLV. It facilitates national and international collaborations, interdisciplinary work across our own campus and with other academic entities.

Center for Materials and Structures (CMS)

Mission Statement:
The Center for Materials and Structures (CMS) was established at the University of Nevada Las Vegas in response to a growing national, statewide, and local need to perform research and educate students for careers related to materials and structures. Industries such as aerospace, automotive, civil infrastructure, defense, electronics, energy, and marine need highly trained materials and structures engineers and scientists. Critical national needs requiring large focused research programs include: the development of analysis methods and new structural concepts for the U.S. Army Future Combat Systems, the characterization of new materials for Department of Energy Transmutation and Hydrogen initiatives, and the evaluation of materials and structures for proposed nuclear storage facilities such as Yucca Mountain. Critical local needs also include the ability to respond quickly to provide research, engineering, and scientific support services to small and medium sized companies in Nevada. 21 faculty and research staff from the departments of Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Physics have been working collaboratively for several years on projects sponsored by a wide range of government agencies and industry.

The Mission of CMS is to conduct materials and structures research and to also provide educational and outreach activities in support of the local and national need for highly trained personnel in these fields.

Goals and Objectives:
The Goals of the Center for Materials and Structures Are to:
Conduct research critical to national and local needs.
Promote results through publications, conferences, and workshops.
Educate students for careers in materials and structures fields.
Provide education and outreach activities to the local community.

Center for Mechanical & Environmental Systems Technology (CMEST)

CMEST provides research and development in the areas of computational and experimental fluid mechanics and dynamics, aerodynamics, acoustics, and vibration as they relate to the analysis, design, and development of HVAC system components, mechanical products, and related manufacturing processes.

Energy Material Interaction Technology Initiative of Nevada (EMITION) Center

The EMITION (Energy-Material Interaction Testing Institute of Nevada) combines both laboratories with extended applications allowing multidisciplinary teams to interact on pulsed power related initiatives using and enhancing current capabilities of the existing laboratories. The overarching objective is to enable Nevada to compete for future research in novel areas that are pertinent and beneficial to the State and having private industry, government industry, national laboratory, and federal government agency linkage. Focal areas of particular importance to Nevada are pulsed power device technology and applications of pulsed power in the materials, biological/medical, and environmental fields. The EMITION Center is dedicated to the study of pulsed power (both the electromagnetic type and the particle beam type) and its interaction on materials with these focal interests in mind.

Entertainment Research Center (ERC)

The ERC (Entertainment Research Center) is a dynamic collaboration of interdisciplinary research fields including media, arts, design, humanities, engineering, science, business, game design, and simulation. The ERC was founded in 2014 by Dr. Si Jung Kim to conduct world class basic and applied interdisciplinary research projects in the field of entertainment and human-computer interactions.

Nevada Center for Advanced Computational Methods (NCACM)

The NCACM provides resources for the interaction of experts from various disciplines towards research on the study and advancement of computational methods for solving nonlinear problems, with emphasis on the study of environmental problems. The application of new and future promising numerical techniques are of interest to researchers in many disciplines. The NCACM serves as a catalyst for enhancing creativity, developing state-of-the-art computational techniques and algorithms, and jointly solving complicated problems in the fields of fluid flow and species transport, including interactions associated with chemistry, biology, and human health.
Currently, the center's research is focused on the following areas:
Compressible Fluid Flow
Groundwater Contaminant Transport
Indoor Air Quality
Nuclear Spent Fuel Repository Design
Oudoor Air Quality
Wind Energy
Environmental Data Acquisition System

Nevada Nanotechnology Center (NNC)

The mission of the Nevada Nanotechnology Center (NNC) is to act as a focal point at UNLV and in the State of Nevada for research and training in nanoscale science and technology through interdisciplinary research, education and outreach activities. NNC is equipped with state of the art fabrication and characterization facilities that are being actively used by faculty and students from multiple departments. NNC is actively involved in the development of new and enhanced-performance electronic/photonic devices through the application of nanotechnology. Current research include: Nanostructure based Multi-spectral Detectors
Nanomaterial Matrix for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Applications
Quantum Dot LEDs
Giant Magnetoresistance Effects in Ni-based Antidot System
Sol-Gel Synthesis of Nanorods and Nanoparticles
Fabrication of Complex Nanoscale Structures

NNC is also involved in outreach activities to provide learning opportunities to local community by sponsoring nanotechnology summer institutes for local K-12 students and teachers.

Transportation Research Center (TRC)

Perform research to advance expertise and application of technology in traffic operations and management in rapidly growing urban areas.
Assist national, state and local transportation agencies in meeting their needs to provide safe, efficient and Biennial Report (2007-2009) sustainable transportation systems.
Educate and train leaders and professionals prepared to meet the region’s and nation’s need for safe, efficient and sustainable transportation systems.
Seek collaborative research efforts with institutions and organizations with similar goals.
Provide extension and outreach services to public and private sector organizations.

Graduate

Subject Areas of Research

Subject Areas

  • Adaptive Signal Processing
  • Aerodynamics and Wing Deflection of High-aspect Ratio UAV Airfoils
  • Aircraft Maneuver
  • Application of Thin-film Solar for UAVs
  • Applications of UAS to Resource Mapping, Monitoring and Management
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Autonomous and R/C Systems
  • Battery Power Supply
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Biomedical Computing
  • Biomimic Simulation
  • Camera-based Leader Tracking and Adjusting Flight Parameters
  • Cell Electrical Characteristics
  • Cell Impedance
  • Characterization of Li/S, K/S Cathode and Electrolyte Materials using Synchrotron Radiation
  • Communication Security and Systems
  • Composite Fabrication
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • Coupled Mass, Electron and Charge Transport in Lithium-ion Flow Batteries
  • Covert path Planning and Threat Modeling
  • Cybersecurity in UAS Control Software and Ground Systems
  • Data Fusion and Data Mining of Multi-scale Sources: UAS, Aerial, and Spaceborne Sensors
  • Development of Adaptive Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) Algorithms for UAVs
  • Development of Alpha and Neutron Detection Devices for use on UAVs
  • Development of Solid-State Electrolytes and Solid-State Batteries
  • Digital Communications-internet Programming and Design
  • Drag Reduction Techniques
  • Durability of Concrete Systems
  • Electrical Motors and Systems
  • Electrochemical Lithography and Processes
  • Embedded Systems
  • Energy Storage Materials Research
  • File Servers Network Programming
  • Fire-resistant Lithium-rich Perovskite Electrolyte
  • Flight Testing
  • Flow Battery Systems
  • Fluid -structure Interaction
  • Foundation Engineering
  • Fuel Cell Catalysts/batteries and Power Sources
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geolocation of RF Emitters
  • Geotechnical Studies
  • Hardware in the Loop Testing of GNC Algorithms
  • Healthcare Informatics
  • Human Factors and Human-computer Interactions in UAS
  • Humanoids
  • Hybrid Battery Materials for Printable Batteries
  • In situ Reaction Studies X-ray Absorption and Emissions Studies
  • Indoor Autonomous Navigation of UAVs Using Ultrasonic Sensors and Data
  • Information Privacy, Security and Retrieval
  • Infrastructure Management
  • Ionic-liquid-based Energy Storage Technology
  • Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM) Simulation of Gas Transport in SOFC Electrode
  • Life Cycle Analysis
  • Localization
  • Lonomers
  • Machine Learning
  • Meta Analysis, Genome-wide Meta-Analysis and Mega-Analysis
  • Methodology Development for Personalized Diagnosis
  • Micro UAV Design
  • Modeling Electrochemistry
  • Monitoring and Surveillance
  • Multiple Vehicle Networking
  • Nanostructured Si-based Anode Material for Li-ion Batteries
  • Network Science
  • Object Detection and Recognition
  • On-board Computer Vision and Image Processing
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Power Conditioning and Power Electronic Chargers
  • Privacy and Blanking
  • Protection Against Cyber Attacks
  • Pulse Charging Methodologies
  • Radar Systems Delta Sigma Modulators
  • Regenerative Braking Systems
  • Research Design and Methodology in Clinical Trails
  • Resin Infusion
  • Robotics, Interfacint sensors, Actuation
  • Search and Rescue Technologies
  • Secure and Reliable Communications
  • Selective Filtering
  • Self-guiding/intelligent UAVs
  • Sense and Avoid Algorithms and Technology
  • Sensor Assisted Target Recognition
  • Static/dynamic Material Characterization and Equivalent Circuits
  • Super-capacitor Hybrid Systems
  • Surface Modification
  • Systems Integration and Engineering
  • UAS and GIS Integration
  • UAV Technology Development
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
  • Wireless Communication Systems

Graduate

Dual Degrees

Graduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

The dual M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences program is designed for those who want to pursue the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering or a career in Electrical Engineering with emphasis in applied Mathematics. The program prepares graduate students with complementing educational components covering electrical engineering and mathematics, which is the basis of all engineering. The students graduating from this program will be well-prepared with a well-rounded background.


Admission Requirements
Applicants must satisfy the minimum requirements of the M.S.E. " Electrical Engineering program and the MS " Mathematics program. If denied by one program, the applicant will have the option of proceeding with a single degree program with departmental approval.

Dual Degree Track with MS MATH
Degree Requirements

All M.S.E.E. candidates must maintain an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 (B) and a minimum GPA of 3.00 (B) each semester. Students who do not maintain an overall GPA of 3.00 (B) and a GPA of 3.00 (B) each semester will either be placed on probation or expelled from the program. The Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Committee and/or the Graduate College will determine the terms of the student’s probation in accordance with the rules of the Graduate College.

All regular status admitted graduate students must file an approved program before the completion of their second semester. The student’s advisor and the graduate coordinator must approve this program. All regular and provisional status graduate students must show satisfactory progress towards completion of their degree by completing at least six credits of their approved program per calendar year. If progress towards their degree program is not satisfactory, students will either be placed on probation or expelled from the program.

Specific requirements for the MSEE and MS MATH degrees can be found at
http://catalog.unlv.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=11&poid=2074
or call the UNLV College of Engineering Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at 702-895-4183

Graduate

Student Appointments

Appointments by Department

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Department Fellowships TA RA Other Total Appts.
Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction
Appointments: 1 26 23 0 50
Stipends: $2,222 $1,437 $1,543 $0
Computer Science
Appointments: 0 20 12 0 32
Stipends: $0 $1,142 $1,489 $0
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Appointments: 1 23 27 0 51
Stipends: $354 $1,417 $1,749 $0
Mechanical Engineering
Appointments: 0 27 24 0 51
Stipends: $0 $1,308 $1,866 $0
All Total Appointments 2 96 86 0 184