University of Nevada, Reno - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: University of Nevada, Reno
Mailing Address: College of Engineering
MS/0256
City: Reno
State: NV
Postal Code: 895570256
Country: United States
Phone 775-784-6925
Fax: 775-784-4466
Website: http://unr.edu/engineering

Head of Institution

Marc Johnson
President
Office of the President
University of Nevada, Reno
Clark Administration
MS/001
Reno, NV 89557-0001
Phone: 775-784-4805
Fax: 775-784-6429
marc.johnson@unr.edu

Undergraduate Admission Inquiries

Joe Cline
Vice Provost, Instruction and Undergraduate Programs
Office of the Provost
University of Nevada, Reno
Clark Administration
MS/005
Reno, NV 89557-0005
Phone: 775-784-1740
Fax: 775-784-6220
cline@unr.edu

Graduate Admission Inquiries

David Zeh
Vice Provost, Graduate Education/Dean, Graduate School
Graduate School
University of Nevada, Reno
Graduate School
MS/326
Reno, NV 89557-0326
Phone: 775-784-6869
Fax: 775-784-6064
zehd@unr.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?: Reno
This city's population (approx.): 410,000
Distance from Main Campus: 0

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 17,794
Total Graduate enrollment: 2,504
Total Professional and other enrollment: 755

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Business, Communications, Education, Fine arts, Liberal arts, Medicine, Natural sciences, Nursing, Agriculture, Human&Community Sciences, Journalism

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

Undergraduate-Incoming freshman enter a degree granting program such as Computer Science& Engineering, Materials Science Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Environmental Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering. A minimum, overall, high school gradepoint average of 3.00 is required. Students are required to successfully complete specific courses (13 units), in addition to the fulfillment of graduation and GPA requirements, as listed. English (4 units), Mathematics (3 units), Social Studies (3 units), Natural Science (3 units).

Recommendations

High School Preparation: Math through trigonometry, physics, chemistry one other science course, computer programming and four years of English. Advance placement calculus, physics or chemistry are valuable. Transfer Student Preparation: If more than 32 semester credits are transferred they should include calculus (8 credits), engineering physics (4 credits), chemistry (4 credits), and English (3 credits).

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Manos Maragakis
Dean
Engineering\Engineering Dean's Office
University of Nevada, Reno
College of Engineering
MS/0256
Reno, NV 89557-0256
Phone: 775-784-6925
Fax: 775-784-4466
maragaki@unr.edu

Engineering Information

Engineering Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

Bachelor's: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
Chemical and Materials Engineering Both Jeffrey LaCombe Chemical Engineering
Chemical and Materials Engineering Both Jeffrey LaCombe Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Both Ahmad Itani Civil/Environmental Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering Both George Bebis Computer Science (inside engineering)
Computer Science and Engineering Both George Bebis Computer Engineering
Dean's Office Both Manos Maragakis Engineering (General)
Electrical and Biomedical Engineering Both Sami Fadali Engr. Science and Engr. Physics
Electrical and Biomedical Engineering Graduate Sami Fadali Biomedical Engineering
Electrical and Biomedical Engineering Both Sami Fadali Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Both Miles Greiner Mechanical Engineering
Undecided Engineering Undergraduate Engineering (General)

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
Center for Advanced Technology in Bridges and Infrastructure Civil/Environmental Engineering INCOLL M. Saiid Saiidi
Center for Advanced Transportation Education and Research Civil/Environmental Engineering INCOLL Zong Tian
Center for Civil Engineering Earthquake Research Civil/Environmental Engineering INDEPT Ian Buckle
Cybersecurity Center Computer Science (inside engineering) INUNIV
Nevada Advanced Autonomous Systems Innovation Center Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering INUNIV Warren 'Bum' Rapp
Nevada Institute for Sustainability Engineering (General) INCOLL Devicharan Chidambaram
Western Regional Superpave Center Civil/Environmental Engineering INDEPT Peter Sebaaly

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Chemical and Materials Engineering Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Chemical and Materials Engineering Chemical Engineering (B.S.) Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (B.S.) Civil/Environmental Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Environmental Engineering (B.S.) Civil/Environmental Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering Computer Science (B.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Computer Science and Engineering Computer Science and Engineering (B.S.) Computer Engineering
Electrical and Biomedical Engineering Engineering Physics (B.S.) Engr. Science and Engr. Physics
Electrical and Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) Biomedical Engineering
Electrical and Biomedical Engineering Electrical Engineering (B.S.) Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) Mechanical Engineering
Undecided Engineering Undecided Engineering Engineering (General)

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Chemical and Materials Engineering Material Science & Engineering (M.S.) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Chemical and Materials Engineering Chemical Engineering (M.S.) Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil and Environmental Engineering (M.S.) Civil/Environmental Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (M.S.) Civil Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering Computer Science (M.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Computer Science and Engineering Computer Science and Engineering (M.S.) Computer Engineering
Electrical and Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) Biomedical Engineering
Electrical and Biomedical Engineering Electrical Engineering (M.S.) Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) Mechanical Engineering

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Doctoral Degree Program(s) Discipline
Chemical and Materials Engineering Material Science & Engineering (Ph.D.) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Chemical and Materials Engineering Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) Civil Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil and Environmental Engineering (Ph.D.) Civil/Environmental Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering Computer Science and Engineering (Ph.D.) Computer Engineering
Electrical and Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.) Biomedical Engineering
Electrical and Biomedical 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
Chemical and Materials Engineering
  1. Phase Diagrams
  2. Fluidized Beds
  3. Molecular Modeling
  4. Energy Conversion/Energy Storage
  5. High Temperature X-Ray Diffraction
  6. Biomass Conversion
  7. Vapor Pressure Measurements
  8. Polymer Science and Engineering
  9. Catalysis and Reaction Engineering
  10. Waste-to-energy processes
  11. Solar Materials
  12. Nuclear Materials
  13. Corrosion
  14. Microbial Fuels
Civil and Environmental Engineering
  1. Transportation Engineering
  2. Structural & Earthquake Engineering
  3. Pavement Engineering and Science
  4. Environmental and Water Resorces Engineering
  5. Geotechnical Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering
  1. Intelligent Systems
  2. Software Systems
  3. Computer and Network Systems
Electrical and Biomedical Engineering
  1. Biomedical Imaging
  2. Biomedical Instrumentation
  3. Biosensors
  4. Biomechanics
  5. Bioelectromagnetics
Electrical and Biomedical Engineering
  1. Optical Communications & Systems
  2. Power Electronics, Machines, and Drives
  3. Electromagnetics, Microwave Engineering & Antennas, Microwave Integrated Circuits
  4. Smart Grid & Renewable Energy Systems
  5. Sensors and Actuators
  6. Power & Energy Systems
  7. Control Systems (Fuzzy Control; State Estimation)
  8. Signal and Image Processing
  9. UAS (Intelligent Electronics & Automations Systems)
  10. Advanced Maufacturing (Multiscale Measurement & Testing)
Mechanical Engineering
  1. Dynamics and Controls
  2. Thermo-Fluid Science
  3. Solid Mechanics
  4. Smart Materials and Structures
  5. Biofluid Dynamics
  6. Nuclear Packaging Safety
  7. Pulmonary Mechanics
  8. Robotics (UAS)
  9. Advanced Manufacture
  10. Tribology
Undecided Engineering

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Eta Kappa Nu
  • Omega Chi Epsilon
  • Pi Mu Epsilon
  • Tau Beta Pi

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • ACM
  • Am. Inst. of Chemical Engineers
  • Am. Nuclear Society
  • Am. Soc. of Civil Engineers
  • Am. Soc. of Materials
  • Am. Soc. of Mechanical Engineers
  • Biomedical Engineering Society
  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
  • Formula SAE
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Materials Research Society
  • Natl Society of Professional Eng
  • Soc. of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Soc. of Metallurgical Eng.
  • Soc. of Mining Eng.
  • Soc. of Women Engineers
  • The Materials Society
  • Theta Tau Professional Engineering Fraternity
  • Women in Science and Engineering

Local Groups

  • Engineers Without Borders
  • Human Powered Vehicle Competition
  • Materials Advantage & Research Society
  • Women Into Computer Science and Engineering

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • Hispanic Student Association
  • Society of Women Engineers

Local Groups

  • Women Into Computer Science and Engineering
  • Women in Science and Engineering

Other Student Support Programs

None reported.

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

All engineering students are required to complete two capstone classes, which include design projects. Design projects are included in many other classes.

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

Innovation and excellence in research, education and outreach is the tradition of the College of Engineering and consequently, its legacy for students, alumni and friends.

Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Chemical and Materials Engineering 2 6 4 12
Chemical and Materials Engineering 0 0 0 0
Civil and Environmental Engineering 9 6 5 20
Computer Science and Engineering 7 2 8 17
Computer Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0
Dean's Office 0 0 0 0
Electrical and Biomedical Engineering 7 0 6 13
Electrical and Biomedical Engineering 0 2 0 2
Electrical and Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 3 2 10 15
Undecided Engineering 0 0 0 0
Totals: 28 18 33 79

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
Chemical and Materials Engineering 0 2 2 37.50
Chemical and Materials Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 6 6 69.00
Computer Science and Engineering 1 2 3 37.50
Computer Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Dean's Office 3 2 5 37.50
Electrical and Biomedical Engineering 1 0 1 0.00
Electrical and Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Electrical and Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Mechanical Engineering 4 2 6 46.87
Undecided Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Totals: 9 14 23 228.37

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
Chemical and Materials Engineering 2 1 3 43.00
Chemical and Materials Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Civil and Environmental Engineering 6 6 12 442.00
Computer Science and Engineering 2 1 3 50.00
Computer Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Dean's Office 0 0 0 0.00
Electrical and Biomedical Engineering 1 3 4 129.00
Electrical and Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Electrical and Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Mechanical Engineering 3 1 4 41.00
Undecided Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Totals: 14 12 26 705.00

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
Chemical and Materials Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Chemical and Materials Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 9 0
Computer Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 6 1
Computer Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dean's Office 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical and Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 6 1
Electrical and Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical and Biomedical Engineering 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Undecided Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1 0 0 0 0 17 1 0 0 26 2

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
Chemical and Materials Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 6 0
Chemical and Materials Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 5 1
Computer Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Computer Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dean's Office 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical and Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical and Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Electrical and Biomedical Engineering 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Undecided Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 11 1 0 0 17 1

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
Chemical and Materials Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Chemical and Materials Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 0
Computer Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 7 1
Computer Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dean's Office 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical and Biomedical Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 6 0
Electrical and Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical and Biomedical Engineering 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 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 8 2
Undecided Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 1 0 0 0 15 3 0 0 0 0 13 0 1 0 30 3

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Incoming freshman enter a degree granting program such as Computer Science & Engineering, Materials Science, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Engineering Physics, Environmental, Materials, or Mechanical Engineering. A minimum, overall, high school gradepoint average of 3.0 is required. Students are required to successfully complete specific courses (13.5 units), in addition to the fulfillment of graduation and GPA requirements, as listed. English (4 units), Mathematics (3 units), Social Studies (3 units), Natural Science (3 units) and Computer Literacy (1/2 unit).

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Same as for the college.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Must meet the same admission requirements as in-state residents.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Must meet the same admission requirements as in-state students.

Residency Requirements

Transfer students must complete at least 32 credits of upper division course work in residence in order to obtain a degree from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Transfer students should have at least a 2.50 GPA in those courses which will apply to their degree.

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): In-State / Out-of-State

Undergraduate Group 1 Undergraduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $7,142 $21,052
Room & Board: $10,558 $10,558
Books & Supplies: $1,600 $1,600
Other Expenses: $5,000 $5,000
Estimated avg. course load per term: 15 15
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: Yes

Special Programs or Fee Structures

Differential Fees are applied to 300,400, 600, and 700 level courses. 300-400 level courses are charged an additional $85/credit and 600-700 level courses are changed an additional $100/credit.

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Student Data Form (SDF), College Scholarship Service Financial Aid PROFILE (CCS/PROFILE), Supplemental Student Loan Form, Financial Aid Form (FAF), Institution's Own Application Form, Financial Aid Transcript, Family Financial Statement (FFS), Federal Tax Return Forms (IRS), Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 1,558
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 856
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 690
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 32%

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range: 800 300
Reading Range: 800 210
Writing Range: 800 250
Combined Range: 2400 760
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range: 36 14
Composite Range: 36 12

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
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) 10 2 0 1 13 3
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 35 48 41 75 199 18
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 79 83 64 91 317 40
Computer Science (B.S.) 3 0 0 0 3 0
Computer Science and Engineering (B.S.) 216 146 134 151 647 84
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 62 48 44 84 238 38
Engineering Physics (B.S.) 3 1 1 4 9 0
Environmental Engineering (B.S.) 24 16 12 30 82 17
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.) 11 8 7 12 38 4
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 186 185 164 213 748 123
Undecided Engineering 14 1 1 0 16 12
Totals: 643 538 468 661 2310 339

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
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 7 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 1
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 8 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 15 0 3 0 28 1
Women 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 7 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 3 0 11 2 0 0 5 1 1 0 0 0 41 0 4 0 65 3
Women 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 2 0 14 1
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science and Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 2 0 27 1 3 0 24 1 7 0 1 0 106 4 13 1 186 7
Women 0 0 0 0 8 1 0 0 7 0 3 0 1 0 10 1 1 0 30 2
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 1 0 0 16 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 25 2 3 0 50 4
Women 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 1 0 12 0
Engineering Physics (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Environmental Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 12 0
Women 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 12 1
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 11 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 3 0 29 1 2 0 8 1 5 1 2 0 99 1 9 0 160 4
Women 0 0 0 0 7 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 14 1 0 0 26 3
Undecided Engineering
Men 0 0 2 0 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 1 11 5
Women 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 4
Totals: 8 1 11 0 132 15 8 0 57 7 20 1 6 0 357 11 44 2 643 37

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
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 6 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 21 0 4 0 33 2
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 1 0 15 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 12 1 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 43 2 0 6 60 10
Women 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 8 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 23 0
Computer Science (B.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
Computer Science and Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 1 1 18 6 0 1 23 1 4 0 0 1 68 10 14 1 131 21
Women 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 8 2 1 0 15 2
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 1 0 8 2 0 0 7 0 2 0 0 0 18 0 3 0 40 2
Women 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 8 0
Engineering Physics (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 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
Environmental Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 8 1
Women 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 0
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 0 7 1
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 5 1 32 7 0 0 12 1 5 0 1 0 102 9 6 0 166 18
Women 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 1 0 19 0
Undecided Engineering
Men 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Totals: 10 0 7 2 103 20 0 2 67 2 14 0 1 1 304 25 32 8 538 60

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
Biomedical Engineering (B.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
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 17 4 2 1 28 5
Women 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 13 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 5 1 1 0 0 0 28 6 4 0 47 7
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 10 1 2 0 17 1
Computer Science (B.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
Computer Science and Engineering (B.S.)
Men 4 0 2 0 16 7 1 0 20 2 1 0 1 0 60 7 6 1 111 17
Women 1 0 2 0 2 1 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1 2 1 23 5
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 1 9 1 0 0 5 0 1 1 1 0 17 5 1 1 35 9
Women 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 9 1
Engineering Physics (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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
Environmental Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 6 2
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 6 0
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 6 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 2 1 25 3 2 0 7 1 4 1 0 0 90 19 14 0 146 25
Women 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 9 2 2 0 18 3
Undecided Engineering
Men 0 0 0 0 1 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: 14 0 8 2 78 15 10 2 50 4 11 3 3 0 260 46 34 4 468 76

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
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 2 0 13 1 0 0 7 0 0 1 0 0 29 6 4 0 57 8
Women 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 8 1 0 0 18 2
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 2 0 6 4 0 0 3 0 1 0 2 0 49 9 0 0 66 13
Women 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 20 3 0 0 25 5
Computer Science (B.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
Computer Science and Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 1 1 0 21 5 1 0 17 4 1 0 1 0 85 17 9 0 137 27
Women 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 6 1 1 1 14 3
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 1 0 12 1 1 0 7 3 2 1 0 0 38 15 2 0 65 20
Women 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 10 1 3 0 19 2
Engineering Physics (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Environmental Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 16 3 2 0 23 3
Women 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 7 10
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 1 0 9 2
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 6 0 4 2 37 10 1 0 17 8 3 0 0 0 111 41 6 4 185 65
Women 4 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 4 2 0 28 5
Undecided Engineering
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 24 1 13 3 109 25 3 1 64 16 12 2 3 9 402 103 31 6 661 166

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
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 14 3 19 16 3
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 1 0 7 0 1 0 0 32 7 48 36 12
Computer Science (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0
Computer Science and Engineering (B.S.) 2 0 8 0 12 2 0 42 2 68 59 9
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 2 0 7 0 4 1 0 20 2 36 32 4
Engineering Physics (B.S.) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Environmental Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 16 0 18 8 10
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 2 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 3 1 20 1 10 1 1 72 4 113 98 15
Undecided Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 8 1 44 1 28 7 1 198 18 306 253 53

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
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 13 1 2 1 19
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 1 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 23 9 4 3 48
Computer Science (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Computer Science and Engineering (B.S.) 2 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 9 3 2 0 0 0 37 5 1 1 68
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 2 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 19 1 1 1 36
Engineering Physics (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Environmental Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 7 9 0 0 18
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 2 1 1 0 18 2 1 0 8 2 1 0 1 0 63 9 3 1 113
Undecided Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 7 1 1 0 41 3 1 0 22 6 5 2 1 0 164 34 11 7 306

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

A minimun of 32 credits are required above the number of credits for the primary degree and the student must meet all of the requirements for both degrees.

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.
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) no Both None
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.50 Both None
Civil Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.50 Both None
Computer Science (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.50 Both None
Computer Science and Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.50 Both None
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.50 Both None
Engineering Physics (B.S.) no 4.00 4.50 Both None
Environmental Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.50 Both None
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.50 Both None
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.50 Both None
Undecided Engineering no Both None

Graduate

Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

To apply for graduate standing, engineering students must have an appropriate bachelor's degree (or equivalent) from an accredited college, have an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75 (or at least 3.0 in the last two years), and file an application with the Admissions and Records office. Applications for graduate standing must be approved by the appropriate department chairman, college dean, and graduate school dean. GRE scores are required. Admission applications and all credentials must be received at least three weeks prior to anticipated registration.

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Individual departments may have stricter GPA requirements.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

The minimum requirements for international applicants are: 1)Must submit degree certification indicating equivalency to the U.S. bachelor's or master's degree. 2)For an international student application and complete list of admission requirements, please contact the Office of International Students and Scholars, ms/074, University of Nevada, Reno, 127 Fitzgerald Students Services (Room 120), Reno, NV 89557 or call 775-784-6874 or email oiss@unr.edu.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Same entrance requirements as instate students.

Residency Requirements

For a Ph.D-A minimum of six semesters of graduate study beyond the bachelor's degree is required. At least two successive semesters, excluding summer sessions, must be spent in full-time residence on campus at the University of Nevada, Reno. 1. Plan A: In the thesis program, at least 30 credits of acceptable graduate courses must be completed. At least 21 of those credits must be earned in on-campus courses at the university. Any transfer credits from another institution must be recommended in the program of study by the advisory/examining committee, and must be officially accepted by the Office of Admissions and Records. At least 18 credits in the program must be at the 700 level. 2. Plan B: The program of study requires the satisfactory completion of at least 32 credits of acceptable graduate courses and a comprehensive examination. At least 23 credits must be earned in on-campus courses at the university. At least 15 of the 32 total credits must be earned at the 700 level.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Transfer graduate students have the same admission requirements as incoming graduate students.

Graduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): In-State / Out-of-State

Graduate Group 1 Graduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $9,604 $23,514
Room & Board: $13,500 $13,500
Books & Supplies: $1,600 $1,600
Other Expenses: $5,000 $5,000
Estimated avg. course load per term: 9 9
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: Yes

Special Programs or Fee Structures

Differential Fees are applied to 300,400, 600, and 700 level courses. 300-400 level courses are charged an additional $85/credit and 600-700 level courses are changed an additional $100/credit.

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Student Data Form (SDF), Supplemental Student Loan Form, Financial Aid Form (FAF), Institution's Own Application Form, Family Financial Statement (FFS), Federal Tax Return Forms (IRS), Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Graduate

New Applicants

New Graduate Applicants

A. Number of graduate applicants to the engineering college: 474
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 204
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 71

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
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 2
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Chemical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil and Environmental Engineering (M.S.)
Men 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 10 4 1 0 19 9
Women 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 12 0
Civil 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
Computer Science (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science and Engineering (M.S.)
Men 13 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 10 0 0 20 14
Women 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 9 2
Electrical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 4 4
Women 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Material Science & Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 2
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 5 1
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 1 0 9 4
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Totals: 44 8 0 0 3 3 1 0 6 5 0 0 0 0 30 24 5 1 89 41

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
Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Civil and Environmental Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 20 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 25 1
Women 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 9 2
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.)
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 and Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 30 8 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 32 13
Women 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 2
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 12 2
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Material Science & Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 6 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 12 3
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 23 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 27 3
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals: 113 12 1 1 2 3 0 0 6 1 1 0 0 0 12 9 3 0 138 26

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
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0
Civil and Environmental Engineering (M.S.) 12 0 4 0 1 1 0 7 1 26 20 6
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0
Computer Science and Engineering (M.S.) 12 0 1 0 3 0 0 7 1 24 18 6
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 2 2
Material Science & Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 0
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 1 8 5 3
Totals: 30 0 6 0 5 1 0 22 3 67 49 18

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
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Civil and Environmental Engineering (M.S.) 10 2 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 5 2 1 0 26
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Computer Science and Engineering (M.S.) 9 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 6 1 1 0 24
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Material Science & Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 8
Totals: 22 8 0 0 4 2 0 0 3 2 0 1 0 0 18 4 2 1 67

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
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) 1 0 1
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 1 0 1
Civil and Environmental Engineering (M.S.) 15 11 26
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0
Computer Science (M.S.) 1 0 1
Computer Science and Engineering (M.S.) 20 4 24
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 3 1 4
Material Science & Engineering (M.S.) 2 0 2
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 5 3 8
Totals: 48 19 67

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
Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil and Environmental Engineering (Ph.D.) 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 8 6 2
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Computer Science and Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Material Science & Engineering (Ph.D.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 3 0
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 2 1
Totals: 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 17 13 4

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
Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil and Environmental Engineering (Ph.D.) 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Computer Science and Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Material Science & Engineering (Ph.D.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3
Totals: 10 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 17

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
Chemical and Materials Engineering
Total#: 44 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $1,069,382 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $75,705
State: $49,587 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,194,674
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Chemical and Materials Engineering
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Total#: 158 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $4,386,358 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $211,076
State: $1,825,634 Local: $305,513 Total Expn.: $6,728,581
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Computer Science and Engineering
Total#: 68 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $1,987,466 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $85,171
State: $122,518 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $2,195,155
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Computer Science and Engineering
Total#: 0 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Dean's Office
Total#: 4 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $30,712
State: $126,055 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $156,767
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Electrical and Biomedical Engineering
Total#: 19 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $726,455 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $23,004 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $749,459
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Electrical and Biomedical Engineering
Total#: 0 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Electrical and Biomedical Engineering
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Mechanical Engineering
Total#: 34 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $862,553 Industry: $28,879 Priv/Non: $0
State: $12,055 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $903,487
Totals:
Total#: 327 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $9,032,214 Industry: $28,879 Priv/Non: $402,664
State: $2,158,853 Local: $305,513 Total Expn.: $11,928,123

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
Center for Advanced Technology in Bridges and Infrastructure
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Advanced Transportation Education and Research
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Civil Engineering Earthquake Research
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Cybersecurity Center
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Nevada Advanced Autonomous Systems Innovation Center
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Nevada Institute for Sustainability
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Western Regional Superpave Center
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
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#: 327 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $9,032,214 Industry: $28,879 Priv/Non: $402,664
State: $2,158,853 Local: $305,513 Total Expn.: $11,928,123

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

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Chemical reactor design, biomedical devices, aerospace, fuel cells, microprocessor design, self-assembling chemicals, renewable energy, biotechnology, groundwater contamination, waste containment, nuclear materials, corrosion, microbial fuels

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Semiconductors, biomaterials, nanotechnology, metal and alloy production, composite materials, aerospace materials, extraction and processing of materials

Civil and Environmental Engineering

structural engineering for extreme events; intelligent transportation systems; geotechnical design and construction; pavement materials, rehabilitation, and maintenance; water treatment, reclamation, and environmental sustainability.

Computer Science and Engineering

Image Processing, Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition, Machine Learning, Evolutionary Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Human-Robot Interaction, Socially Assistive Robots, Software Engineering, Human Computer Interaction, Embedded Systems, Accessibility, Games, Serious Games, Virtual Worlds, Human Navigation, Visually Impaired Multimodal Feedback, Haptics, Computer Networks, Complex Networks, Network Security, Network Economics, Free-Space Optical and Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks, Peer-to-Peer, Protocol Design, Social and Biological Networks, Internet Measurements, Parallel Computing, Cortical Simulation, Computer Graphics, Scientific Visualization, Virtual Reality, Theory of Computation, Wireless Networking and Mobile Computing, Dynamic Spectrum Access, Cognitive Radio,

Electrical and Biomedical Engineering

Biosensor, Biomechanics, Biomechanics of Sports Equipment, Biomedical Imaging, Biomedical Instrumentation, Effects of Electromagnetic Fields on biological systems, Image Processing

Electrical and Biomedical Engineering

Electroacoustics, Sensors Telemetry, RF & Microwave Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Power Systems, Signal Processing, Control Systems, Digital Signal Processing, Radar Electronics, Biomedical Instrumentation, Communications and Networks, Optical Sensors, Optical Networks, Optical Communications & Engineering, Photogrammetry, Wireless Sensor Networks, Power Electronics, Electric Drives, Renewable Energy, Distributed Generation, Smart Grid

Mechanical Engineering

Heat trasfer enhancement, Geothermal & solar energy, Energy conservation, Solid mechanics, Composite materials, Electronics packaging, Thermodynamic systems, Biofluid dynamics, Fire safety-Nuclear waste safety, Pulmonary mechanics, Robotics (UAS)

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Center for Advanced Technology in Bridges and Infrastructure

The mission of CATBI is to foster broad mechanism and infrastructure for research, development, adoption, and widespread field implementation of advanced technologies and materials in bridges and other civil infrastructure systems. CATBI accomplishes its mission by conducting and directing research and holding periodic meetings of different stakeholders that include researchers, technology industries, public officials, practicing engineers, and construction industries. The current research projects in the Center are funded by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), the Federal Highway Administration, the California Department of Transportation, and the Washington State Department of Transportation. The Center website is at http://wolfweb.unr.edu/homepage/saiidi/CATBI/index.html

Center for Advanced Transportation Education and Research

The Center for Advanced Transportation Education and Research (CATER) (http://www.unr.edu/engineering/cater/) was established in 2010. The theme is development of efficient, sustainable, and environmentally friendly transportation systems. The vision is to become a focal research and education center in the desert southwest region (primarily covering Nevada, California, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico) that emphasizes interdisciplinary collaboration in applied transportation research. The mission is to develop operationally efficient, economically sustainable, and environmentally friendly transportation systems for the state of Nevada, the desert southwest region, and the United States; educate the next-generation of transportation professionals equipped with advanced technical skills and strong professional motivations. CATER also hosts a Tier 1 University Transportation Center funded by the US DOT.

Center for Civil Engineering Earthquake Research

The mission of the Center for Civil Engineering Earthquake Research (CCEER), housed in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the College of Engineering, is to provide an organizational structure for conducting earthquake engineering research and develop and conduct short courses and seminars for the benefit of the earthquake engineering community and public alike. The Center publishes the results of its research in a series of technical reports. Principal research laboratories under the umbrella of the Center include the Advanced Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory and the Large-Scale Structures Laboratory, which is a member of the NSF-funded Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) and a NEES Equipment Site.

Cybersecurity Center

The Cybersecurity Center is a collaborative initiative which was established to bring together faculty from different fields, including the Colleges of Engineering, Business, Liberal Arts, and the School of Journalism, in order to address the cyber-security challenge by following an interdisciplinary approach. The mission of the center is to support and promote cybersecurity education, high quality research, workforce development, and economic development. Among the priorities of the center are to establish an interdisciplinary graduate certificate in cybersecurity and an undergraduate minor in cybersecurity. Currently, there are several educational/research collaborations involving faculty from Computer Science and Engineering, Information Systems, Political Science, Criminal Studies, Psychology, and Journalism. The Center also collaborates with local industry, state agencies and law enforcement in an effort provide real-world opportunities to faculty and students involved in cybersecurity.

Nevada Advanced Autonomous Systems Innovation Center

The Nevada Advanced Autonomous Systems Innovation Center (NAASIC) at the University of Nevada, Reno focuses on creating unique industry-university partnerships (driven by industry needs and regional and national priorities) that lead to commercialization of technologies in autonomous systems, including industrial robots, advanced manufacturing systems, unmanned aerial vehicles (e.g., “drones”), driver-less road vehicles, and underwater robots. The Center will interface with the Entrepreneurship Program of the University of Nevada, Reno, the Nevada Technology Transfer Office, the Nevada Small Business Development Center, and Nevada Industry Excellence. Key personnel include A Business Director, Technical Director, Administrative Assistant, full-time Engineer, Instrumentation Technician, an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR), a Grant Writer, Office of Sponsored Projects (OSPA) Grant Analyst, and five Thrust Area Leaders. These leaders will come from current University staff and consist of : 1. Controls and Systems Leader 2. Computing, Sensing, and Communications Systems Leader 3. Advanced Manufacturing-3D Printing Leader 4. Applications Leader 5. Educational Leader.

Nevada Institute for Sustainability

NVIS will focus on transforming energy through research, education and industrial partnership. NVIS will include faculty members from various departments at UNR and partner with members from National laboratories, other institutions and industry to ensure that the cutting-edge research and education programs are both relevant and globally-competitive.

Western Regional Superpave Center

The Western Regional Superpave Center (WRSC) in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is one of five centers established by Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to provide technical leadership and assistance to ensure proper implementation of Superpave technology for asphalt pavements (www.wrsc.unr.edu). The WRSC conducts national and regional research and development activities in the area of pavements and materials. The WRSC research is funded by federal and state agencies and private industry. The WRSC is fully equipped with $2.5+ million dollars’ worth of state-of-the-art equipment to evaluate the strength and performance properties of asphalt materials. The WRSC also conduct training workshops to engineers and technicians in materials and pavement engineering. The WRSC activities are conducted by full-time researchers and graduate students at both the Master and Doctoral levels.

Graduate

Subject Areas of Research

Subject Areas

  • Accessibility
  • Acoustical measurement techniques
  • Aerospace remote sensing
  • Agent modeling
  • Algorithms
  • Analysis & design of reinforced concrete structures
  • Applied rock mechanics
  • Applied surface chemistry
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Bio sensors
  • Bio statistics
  • Biofluid dynamics
  • Biological transport phenomina
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomechanics of sports equipment
  • Biomedical imaging
  • Biomedical instrumentation
  • Blasting and rock mechanics
  • Chemical reactor design
  • Chemistry of flotation
  • Cognitive Radio
  • Complex networks
  • Composite materials
  • Computational & experimental bio-fluid mechanics
  • Computer Networks
  • Computer graphics
  • Computer vision
  • Concrete structure design
  • Control systems theory
  • Corrosion
  • Corrosion
  • Cortical Stimulation
  • Decentralized control of large power systems
  • Dielectric properties of materials
  • Digital image/signal analysis
  • Digital interactive games
  • Distributed systems
  • Dynamic Spectrum Access
  • Dynamic soil structure interaction
  • Dynamic testing of full-scale highway bridges
  • Effects of electromagnetic fields on biological systems
  • Electronic packaging
  • Embedded systems
  • Energy conservation systems
  • Evolutionary computing
  • Experimental heat transfer
  • Fiber optics
  • Fire safety
  • Fluid-solid interactions
  • Free-Space Optic and Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks
  • Full scale testing of bridges
  • Fuzzy logic systems
  • Games
  • Gaming Technology
  • Geothermal energy
  • Ground water contamination
  • Haptics
  • Hazardous waste management
  • Heat transfer enhancement
  • High frequency electronic circuits
  • High temperature metallurgy
  • High-rate flourescent imaging
  • Human Navigation
  • Human-Robot interaction
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Hydro metallurgy
  • Image processing
  • Infrastructure resilience for extreme events
  • Intelligent transportation systems
  • Internet Measurements
  • Machine Learning
  • Membrane processes for water treatment
  • Microbial Fuels
  • Microfluidics
  • Microtechnology
  • Mineral bio processing
  • Mineral processing, flectuation, dispension
  • Mineral reserve estimation
  • Nanotechnology
  • Network Economics
  • Network Security
  • Networks
  • Neural network computing
  • Nuclear materials
  • Nuclear waste safety
  • Operations research
  • Optimal control systems
  • Parallel computing systems
  • Pattern recognition
  • Pavement design & materials analysis
  • Peer-to-Peer
  • Power & Energy Systems
  • Power electronics
  • Protocol Design
  • Pulmonary cardio-muscular & gastro-intestinal mechanics
  • Renewable energy
  • Robotics (UAS)
  • Scientific visualization
  • Security
  • Seismic analysis and design of bridges
  • Serious games
  • Smart materials
  • Social and Biological Networks
  • Socially Assistive Robots
  • Software Engineering
  • Software design
  • Soil properties & deep foundation design
  • Soil-structure and soil-pavement interactions
  • Solar engineering
  • Solar materials
  • Solid mechanics
  • Steel structure design
  • Sustainability of water and environment
  • Theory of Computation
  • Thermo dynamics
  • Tribology
  • Trustworthy Systems
  • Virtual Worlds
  • Virtual reality
  • Visually Impaired Multimodal Feedback
  • Waste Treatment
  • Water treatment
  • Wireless Networking and Mobile Computing
  • Wireless communications
  • X-ray determination of aterial structure

Graduate

Dual Degrees

Graduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

There is no dual degree program at the graduate level.

Graduate

Student Appointments

Appointments by Department

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Department Fellowships TA RA Other Total Appts.
Chemical and Materials Engineering
Appointments: 13 15 0 0 28
Stipends: $1,500 $1,638 $0 $0
Chemical and Materials Engineering
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Appointments: 13 47 0 0 60
Stipends: $1,635 $1,705 $0 $0
Computer Science and Engineering
Appointments: 29 40 0 0 69
Stipends: $1,700 $1,700 $0 $0
Computer Science and Engineering
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Dean's Office
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Electrical and Biomedical Engineering
Appointments: 10 11 0 0 21
Stipends: $1,700 $1,700 $0 $0
Electrical and Biomedical Engineering
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Electrical and Biomedical Engineering
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Mechanical Engineering
Appointments: 18 15 0 0 33
Stipends: $1,700 $1,878 $0 $0
All Total Appointments 83 128 0 0 211