University of Louisville
Experience Speed School
Speed School offers a unique learning environment
You’ll receive a specialized engineering education and enjoy our University’s dynamic campus life. What’s more, your experience here is complemented by Louisville’s vibrant cultural scene. It’s the best of both worlds!
Why limit education to just the lecture hall? From first-year Engineering Fundamentals to the moment you graduate, you will gain hands-on experience in the lab and on the job with employers through our Co-Op Program. Choose from many areas of Engineering study:
• Chemical Engineering
• Civil Engineering
• Computer Engineering
• Computer Science
• Data Science
• Electrical Engineering
• Engineering Management
• Environmental Engineering
• Industrial Engineering
• Materials and Energy Science
• Mechanical Engineering
• Structural Engineering
• Transportation Engineering
Our students experience diversity in all its forms—through extracurricular activities, athletics, and the dynamic campus life of the University at-large. There’s even more to discover in Louisville’s nearby eclectic neighborhoods. At Speed School, we will expect you to work hard, but you have opportunities to play hard as well. Take advantage of all the University has to offer. Join a club or become active in a campus organization. Meet with an on-campus expert to get the most from our technology, advising, or tutoring services.
Celebrate diversity in all forms
Make friends outside of engineering in our housing and dining facilities. Or venture off-campus to discover the vibrant urban life of metro Louisville. On the University of Louisville campus, Speed School offers a well-rounded education. Try to experience as much as you can. It’ll make you a better student, a better neighbor, a better engineer, and a better citizen.
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Louisville is the largest city in Kentucky, and the 29th largest city in the United States. Founded in 1778, it was one of the first cities built west of the Appalachian Mountains, and was a vital port for shipping along the Ohio River to the Gulf of Mexico.
Today, the city is home to over 600,000 people (more than 1.2 million in the metro area) and remains a hub for transportation—at the Port of Louisville, Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport, and the intersection of three interstate highways (I-64, I-65, and I-71).
In addition, Louisville has a thriving economy, with three Fortune 500 companies (Humana Inc., Yum! Brands, and Kindred Healthcare) headquartered in the area. And, if that’s not enough, it’s also one of the 15 most affordable cities in the US.
At the University of Louisville, we do more than learn. We create. We ignite. We push. We make impacts that make a difference. Here, we unleash students’ potential to fuel their success while elevating society through our research and innovation. We build connections with our city that lead to transformation across the globe. And we do it all together. Because once a Cardinal, forever a Cardinal. Forever connected to a dynamic community driving needed change. Forever committed to helping a better world take flight. Here and beyond.
“I completed my co-op with NASA, researching a drug delivery system to protect astronauts against radiation. Then, I landed a grant from the European Space Agency. A Speed School degree gets results!”
"I've come to appreciate how complicated the factory process is. And I've learned that the process of manufacturing any product is a hundred times more complicated than the product itself. That's really been humbling to learn."
"I've always just been trying to find a reason, or a way to help people. Specifically, I want to go into prosthetics because I had a cousin who ... has had prosthetics since he was young, and so that's always been a reason for me to go into that field."
"I discovered that industrial engineering was about systems, efficiencies, and just making things better. And I realized that's what I wanted to do—to improve systems. It definitely was the best choice that I could have made."
“My co-op rotations allowed me to gain experience in aspects of Engineering that no class or professor could ever truly prepare me for, including how to work successfully with others to create solutions that work."