Civil Engineering

Degrees in Civil Engineering offered at UNM


Dr. Mark Stone
Director of Graduate Programs
(505) 277-0115

Department of Civil Engineering
MSC01-1070 1
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Phone: (505) 277-2722
Fax: (505) 277-1988

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The UNM Department of Civil Engineering provides students a high-quality learning experience while helping to meet the engineering and construction needs of New Mexico, the nation and the world. The department is focused on producing innovative research, new knowledge, and excellent engineers and construction managers who will become leaders in their professions in the area of sustainable infrastructure, including green building, intelligent transportation systems, industrial ecology, aquifer management, and smart structures.

Civil engineering has research programs in construction, environmental, geotechnical, structural, transportation, and water resources engineering. Many interdisciplinary opportunities exist, as our faculty collaborate with those from departments across the University including biology and earth and planetary sciences. We direct courses that incorporate critical thinking, teamwork, communication skills, and engineering fundamentals through a combination of laboratory experience, practical field work, and classroom instruction.

Nearby are Sandia National Laboratories, Kirtland Air Force Base, the Santa Fe Institute, Intel Corporation, and Los Alamos National Laboratory. All offer research opportunities for civil engineering students.

The department offers academic programs leading to:

Master of science and doctor of philosophy degrees with emphases in any of our research areas.

The master of engineering degree requires no thesis and is geared toward professional practice.

Master of construction management requires a project and is geared toward professional practice. (No engineering degree required for admittance.)

Program Application Deadlines:

Fall March 1 International Students* and domestic applicants requesting financial aid
July 15 Domestic applicants
Spring August 1 International Students* and domestic applicants requesting financial aid
November 10 Domestic applicants
Summer January 1 International Students* and domestic applicants requesting financial aid
April 29 Domestic applicants

Comment = *International students must contact department for further application information.