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Civil and Environmental Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months


However, we also offer a number of elective courses relating to air quality, solid waste management and renewable energy.

Environmental engineers use their expertise to improve human health, the environment and quality of life. For example, environmental engineers may help purify drinking water, prevent water pollution or develop strategies to manage toxic or hazardous waste.

Successful engineering students arrive at the University with a strong background in math and science. We recommend students have taken physics and chemistry courses in high school and are prepared to take calculus as freshmen.

Our program teaches students to apply basic science and engineering principles to solve environmental problems. The curriculum prepares students for the responsible and sustainable management of natural resources.

Career options:

They may work in an office setting, collaborating with planners and other engineers to develop new projects. They may consult with businesses or lawyers, providing expertise on environmental impact, or they may work outdoors analyzing samples or doing quality control.

Environmental engineers face strong demand for their skills on the job market, nationwide, as concerns about water use, climate change and pollution are on the rise. With accelerating population growth and limited resources, environmental engineers are taking a more prominent role, with issues surrounding water quality and water availability at the forefront.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    128 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

    Courses included:
  • Composition
  • Calculus
  • Soil Physics 
  • Sustainable Infrastructure Systems
  • General Chemistry for Scientists and Engineers 
  • Physics for Scientists and Engineers 
  • Physics for Scientists and Engineers Laboratory 
  • Design of Water Treatment Systems
  • Design of Wastewater Treatment and Reuse Systems
  • Natural and Engineered Environmental Systems 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • If you are a student who does not meet our academic GPA requirements, but have graduated with an Advanced Diploma from a Nevada high school, you will be granted admission to the University. You must also meet the 13 core course requirements in English, mathematics, social studies and natural sciences to be considered for admission.

  • You must have a 3.0 weighted GPA in the academic core courses in order to be admitted to the University of Nevada, Reno. The academic courses include: English, math, social sciences and natural sciences. A weighted GPA takes into account the extra difficulty of honors, AP or IB classes.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7236 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7236 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Reno

  • 860 - 1230 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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