Nevada is one of the smallest states in terms of population, yet it has many choices for engineering. The state boasts 14 university level schools. However, there are only three universities with engineering programs that are accredited by ABET (the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology).

Despite the overall limited number of options, Associate's, Bachelor's, and Master's-level engineering programs are available at universities with campus locations in the state of Nevada. If you are looking for more flexibility or live far away from any of the institutions accredited by ABET, you might consider online options. Nowadays the programs are similar, if not identical, and the institutions can be just as highly regarded as the campus locations.

Consider a fully online degree program that is currently taking applications.
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Purdue University

Master Online Master of Science in Engineering Technology
Gain the analytic background and problem-solving skills to succeed in leadership or advanced technical positions in industry and government.
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Stevens Institute of Technology

Master Online Master of Engineering in Engineering Management
GRE/GMAT not required.
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Southern New Hampshire University

Bachelor, Master Online Computer Science & Engineering Programs
Multiple programs include: BS in Computer Science, BS in Computer Science - Project Management for STEM, MS in Management - Construction Management, MBA in Engineering Management, and more.
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Southern Methodist University

Master Master of Science in Network Engineering
Provides students with a fundamental understanding of the core concepts of network engineering so they can be ready to address and embrace change.
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Norwich University

Master Online Master of Civil Engineering
Enhance your technical engineering knowledge, management skills, and communication abilities to further your career as an engineering leader.
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University of Washington

Master Master of Science in Information Management
Take cutting-edge courses in leadership, information management, IT and more.
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Rochester Institute of Technology

Master Online Master of Architecture
Learn to design sustainable buildings with people and the environment in mind from one of the first M.Arch. programs built for online. GRE not required.
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George Mason University

Master Master of Science in Data Analytics Engineering
Earn your degree in less than 2 years, but apply what you learn immediately in your current role. No GRE/GMAT required.
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Click to see more online programs currently taking applications for more information.

Engineering Universities in Nevada

University of Nevada, Reno, a public state school, is the largest schools for engineering in Nevada. The Reno campus is large and takes up a good portion of the city of Reno. It's on the other end of the main street away from the casinos.

At this university, there is a choice of 34 engineering majors. Some majors, such as aeronautical engineering, chemical engineering, and physical engineering are only offered at this school. It is also one of the two schools in Nevada that offer environmental engineering. This school also offers Masters and PhDs in engineering. This school's stately sorority and fraternity homes stand out on Reno's main street.

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is another campus of the state University of Nevada. This campus offers a choice of 14 engineering majors, including environmental engineering, industrial engineering and biomedical engineering. The campus is located away from the casino area on the edge of the city of Las Vegas. This is the only other campus in Nevada to offer masters and PhDs in engineering.

ITT Technical Institute has multiple locations in Las Vegas and Henderson. ITT is a private, technical institute located in eastern Nevada. This school offers 4 engineering majors and accepts international students. Henderson is a small town that offers winter and summer resorts along with a casino area. Many students enjoy Henderson’s homey appeal and small school style. The Las Vegas campus of ITT offers 4 engineering majors and accepts out of state students. This private school also offers two-year degrees in engineering as well as its four-year degrees. It is located in downtown Las Vegas and is a small school with less than 1,000 students.

College of Southern Nevada is a private college located in Las Vegas and has 12 engineering majors. It features Engineering Technology, Draft and Design Engineering and Electrical Engineering. This college is located outside of the city of Las Vegas. Its smaller campus, classes and student body are popular with many engineering students.

Great Basin College is a private college and features 4 engineering majors. Located in Elko, in Nevada’s Great Basin, this school is in Nevada’s other large city. This area is famous for ranches and the military bases near the city. Elko is a modern city that is becoming a great residential area for workers and students in this area.

Top Engineering Employers in Nevada

Two of the largest companies using engineers are Sierra Nevada Corporation and Dwyer Engineering.

Sierra Nevada Corporation is a systems integrator and electronics systems provider that specializes in micro-satellites and commercial orbital transportation services. Sierra Nevada Corporation manufactures many products for the military and the U.S. government, including a recent contract for the U.S. Department of Defense. There are more than 3,000 people employed at Sierra Nevada. They utilize the services of electrical and system engineers.

Dwyer Engineering is an engineering company that provides a variety of civil engineering and surveying services. They specialize in utility infrastructure and design, construction management, off-site improvements, design-build projects, retaining wall design, finished floor certification, land surveying, street improvements, mining claims and boundary surveys. Canyon Ridge Christian Church, Apex Power Plant and Desert Oaks Plaza are a few of the projects in which they’ve provided services. They have a small staff of less than 20 employees and utilize structural and civil engineers.

List of Accredited Engineering Programs

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School Level Program Admissions

Purdue University

Master Online Master of Science in Engineering Technology
Gain the analytic background and problem-solving skills to succeed in leadership or advanced technical positions in industry and government.
Website

Stevens Institute of Technology

Master Online Master of Engineering in Engineering Management
GRE/GMAT not required.
Website

Southern New Hampshire University

Bachelor, Master Online Computer Science & Engineering Programs
Multiple programs include: BS in Computer Science, BS in Computer Science - Project Management for STEM, MS in Management - Construction Management, MBA in Engineering Management, and more.
Website

Southern Methodist University

Master Master of Science in Network Engineering
Provides students with a fundamental understanding of the core concepts of network engineering so they can be ready to address and embrace change.
Website

Norwich University

Master Online Master of Civil Engineering
Enhance your technical engineering knowledge, management skills, and communication abilities to further your career as an engineering leader.
Website

University of Washington

Master Master of Science in Information Management
Take cutting-edge courses in leadership, information management, IT and more.
Website

Rochester Institute of Technology

Master Online Master of Architecture
Learn to design sustainable buildings with people and the environment in mind from one of the first M.Arch. programs built for online. GRE not required.
Website

George Mason University

Master Master of Science in Data Analytics Engineering
Earn your degree in less than 2 years, but apply what you learn immediately in your current role. No GRE/GMAT required.
Website

Grand Canyon University

Bachelor, Master Online Software Engineering & Technology Programs
Multiple online software engineering and development programs. BS in Software Engineering, MS in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity, and more.
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University of Delaware

Master Online MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering
One of the first online programs to present advanced electrical and computer engineering concepts and application through a cybersecurity lens.
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Spring Hill College

Bachelor Online Bachelor’s in Computer Science
Designed to develop your algorithmic thinking, computational skills and expertise in software engineering.
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Norwich University

Master Online BS in Computer Science & Information Systems
Explore computer science frameworks embedded with national security principles as you develop skills in mathematics, programming, system design and software engineering.
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University of West Florida

Master Online M.S. in Computer Science
Masters program features concentrations in software engineering and data analytics.
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Utica University

Master MS in Cybersecurity
Endorsed by the National Security Agency (NSA), Department of Homeland Security, Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3), and the EC-Council.
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Liberty University

Bachelor Bachelor of Science in Information Systems
ACBSP accredited, 100% online.
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Campus Based ABET Accredited Programs

ABET Accredited Engineering Degrees
College of Southern Nevada
North Las Vegas NV
  • Engineering Technology - Electronics Emphasis, AAS | ABET: Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission | 10/01/2004-Present
  • Engineering Technology - Telecommunications Emphasis, AAS | ABET: Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission | 10/01/2004-Present
  • Engineering Technology - Telecommunications Emphasis, AAS | ABET: Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission | 10/01/2004-Present
University of Nevada - Las Vegas
Las Vegas NV
  • Civil Engineering, BSE | ABET: Engineering Accreditation Commission | 10/01/1987-Present
  • Computer Engineering, BSE | ABET: Engineering Accreditation Commission | 10/01/2003-Present
  • Computer Science, Bachelor of Science | ABET: Computing Accreditation Commission | 10/01/1993-Present
  • Electrical Engineering, BSE | ABET: Engineering Accreditation Commission | 10/01/1988-Present
  • Health Physics - Environmental Health Physics Option, MS | ABET: Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission | 10/01/2001-Present
  • Mechanical Engineering, BSE | ABET: Engineering Accreditation Commission | 10/01/1987-Present
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno NV
  • Chemical Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering | ABET: Engineering Accreditation Commission | 10/01/1987-Present
  • Civil Engineering, BS | ABET: Engineering Accreditation Commission | 10/01/1949-Present
  • Computer Science and Engineering, B.S. | ABET: Computing Accreditation Commission | 10/01/2010-Present
  • Computer Science and Engineering, B.S. | ABET: Engineering Accreditation Commission | 10/01/2010-Present
  • Electrical Engineering, BS | ABET: Engineering Accreditation Commission | 10/01/1936-Present
  • Environmental Engineering, BS | ABET: Engineering Accreditation Commission | 10/01/1998-Present
  • Geological Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering | ABET: Engineering Accreditation Commission | 10/01/1958-Present
  • Materials Science and Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering | ABET: Engineering Accreditation Commission | 10/01/1955-Present
  • Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering | ABET: Engineering Accreditation Commission | 10/01/1938-Present
  • Mining Engineering, BS | ABET: Engineering Accreditation Commission | 10/01/1936-Present