About Us

World-Class Education, Collaborative Educational Opportunities

Why CCEE?  We're First in the State!

  • Top Ranked Civil Engineering Graduate Program in New Mexico (US News 2022)
  • Top Ranked Environmental Engineering Graduate Program in New Mexico (US News 2022)
  • Top Ranked Undergraduate Engineering Program in New Mexico (US News 2021)
  • Top Ranked College in New Mexico (US News 2021)
  • Top Ranked Online Master's in Construction Management (MCM) in New Mexico (intelligent.com 2021)
  • Top Ranked Bachelor's in Construction Management (Value Colleges 2020)
  • Successful Student ranks online MCM program #8 in the U.S.!

Degree Programs

  • 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 2020










Degrees Awarded, 2019-2020

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, 36% are women. 

  • The ethnicities represented in the undergraduate population are:  American Indian 14%, Asian 7%, Hispanic 37%, White 46%, Black 1%, Native Hawaiian 1%, unknown 11%.

  • Of the graduate students, 41% are women.  The ethnicities represented in the graduate population are: American Indian 5%, Hispanic 26%, White 39%, and unknown 30%.

  • In 2020 ValueColleges.com has named UNM #21 in the Top 50 Best Value Programs for a Bachelor's in Construction Management. In addition, our online Master of Construction Management has been named one of the top 27 programs in the country by OnlineMasters.com.  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 2020 BestColleges.com has ranked UNM #16 in the list of Best Colleges for Hispanic,Latino/a, and Chicano/a students.  The methodology behind these rankings is grounded in statistical data and a few consistently applied guiding principles, including academic quality, affordability, and online competency.

  • Number of Faculty: 17

  • Tenure and tenure-track: 16

  • Adjuncts, visiting faculty and research faculty: 15

Research Funding and Expenditures

  • Supporting both undergraduate and graduate students, this funding is at a healthy level of nearly $5.6 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.