About Us

World-Class Education, Collaborative Educational Opportunities

Degree Programs

  • In the 2017 US News rankings, UNM ranked in the top 100 for Best Engineering Schools in civil engineering!

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

  • Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering

  • Bachelor of Science in Construction Management

  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering

  • Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering

  • Master of Construction Management (completely online)

  • PhD in Engineering (concentration in Civil Engineering)

Graduate Degree Concentrations

  • Construction Engineering and Management

  • Environmental

  • Geotechnical

  • Hydraulics and Water Resources

  • Structural Engineering and Structural Mechanics

  • Transportation and Traffic Engineering

Enrollment, Fall 2018









Degrees Awarded, 2017-2018

Undergraduate degrees


Masters degrees


PhD degrees




Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at UNM

  • Leading engineering school in New Mexico with nationally accredited programs in civil

  • engineering, construction engineering and construction management.

  • Most faculty are licensed professional engineers.

  • Innovative programs and opportunities for student research.

  • Domestic internship opportunities.

  • Strong ties with the national laboratories, local high-tech companies, and engineering firms.

  • Collaborations with other disciplines at UNM and with universities worldwide.

  • Emphasis on student success.

  • Small department, excellent faculty-student ratio and superb faculty-student interaction.

Diverse Ideas, Multicultural Environment

  • Of the undergraduates, 31% are women. 

  • The ethnicities represented in the undergraduate population are:  American Indian 13%, Asian 8%, Hispanic 33%, and White 46%.

  • Of the graduate students, 38% are women.  The ethnicities represented in the graduate population are: American Indian 5%, Asian 16%, Hispanic 6%, White 46%, Black 1%, and unknown 26%.

  • In 2018 ValueColleges.com has named UNM #7 in the Top 50 Best Value Graduate Engineering Programs of 2018. UNM is a Hispanic Serving Institution, one of only a handful of Research 1 (top tier) public universities with that commitment. In addition to their diversity, the UNM School of Engineering is consistently ranked one of the top public graduate engineering schools by U.S. News & World Report and other influential ranking publications. Graduates from UNM’s School of Engineering earn a highly-respected degree from a university committed to changing the face of engineering and engineering education.

  • For 2018 the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities has ranked UNM #16 in the list of Best Colleges for Hispanic, Latino/a, and Chicano/a students.  Schools were ranked on academics as well as the percentage of Hispanic students currently enrolled, in- and out-of-state tuitions, cultural center, and degree programs or scholarships dedicated to enhancing the experience of Hispanic students.

Internationally-Respected Faculty

  • Number of Faculty: 19

  • Tenure and tenure-track: 17

  • Adjuncts, visiting faculty and research faculty: 17

Research Funding and Expenditures

  • Supporting both undergraduate and graduate students, this funding is at a healthy level of nearly $5.3 million annually.

Financial Support for Students

  • The department offers approximately $70,000 in scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students annually.

  • Our department has more funds for scholarships than any of the other engineering departments at UNM.

  • We spend $1.3 million per year on research monies for student support.

  • On a per student basis, we allocate more money to our graduate students than any of the other engineering departments.

Service to the Community, Strategic Partnerships

Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering is actively involved in our community in a variety of ways, including:

  • Classroom demonstrations and talks to K-13 classrooms.

  • Internships for high school students.

  • Programs for middle school students.

  • Support for organizations such as Engineers Without Borders, a humanitarian organization that

  • partners with developing communities worldwide to improve their quality of life.

  • Partnerships with museums and other organizations to bring hands-on engineering to New

  • Mexican children and their families.

Strategic Partnerships Include:

  • Research partnerships.

  • Academic partnerships with national labs, local firms.

  • Economic development partnerships.

  • Global initiatives.