Build a strong foundation in mathematical and analytical engineering skills, and experience the Engineering Garage, an engineering makerspace.
In your first four semesters at Speed, you will take 18 hours of courses from the Department of Engineering Fundamentals. From Engineering Methods, Tools, and Practice I and II, to three Calculus-based Engineering Analysis courses and Differential Equations for Engineering, these courses lay the foundation for success in your chosen engineering discipline.
What You’ll Study
- Calculus and differential equations (with engineering applications)
- Foundational knowledge areas needed by engineers
- engineering professionalism,
- computational and programming skills,
- communication (graphical, written and oral),
- problem solving, design analysis,
- teamwork and project management
What You Can Expect Your First Year
We believe that engineering students learn and perform at their best when engaged with relevant engineering problems. That’s why you’ll start your academic career with the Engineering Analysis sequence and Differential Equations for Engineers courses that cover typical mathematical content but also include several engineering applications. In your second semester, you will be immersed in a team project in the Engineering Garage (makerspace) where you will demonstrate in a hands-on way the acquisition and integration of foundational engineering skills.
UofL is strengthening its ties to the community and furthering science education with a $600,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) award. Speed School teams up with the College of Education and Human Development to establish a new site for the NSF’s Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering programs.
Larry Tyler has spent a large portion of his life dedicated to teaching calculus to future engineers. But did you know he is a musician and television producer?