We recommend taking classes in Chemistry, Physics, and Calculus (or at least pre-calculus).
Yes. We have accreditation for both our bachelor’s and master’s programs for all 7 of our disciplines.
Yes. You can apply for Speed School Scholarships within your University of Louisville portal after applying. The requirements to apply are an ACT score of a 28 and a 3.5 high school GPA.
All University and Speed School scholarships are due on December 15th.
Our incoming freshman class is between 500-600 students. This makes for smaller class sizes and more one-on-one opportunities between students and faculty.
That depends on your major. You can access our flight plans for all of our disciplines here: https://catalog.louisville.edu/undergraduate/academic-unit-information/speed-school-engineering/#programsofstudytext
A Co-op is a working-learning experience that our students are required to complete as part of their undergraduate studies. During this time, our students are working real engineering jobs about 40 hours a week and getting paid. Students will complete 3 co-op orations, equivalent to one year of work experience upon graduation. During co-op terms, our students are not in classes, but working full time.
Yes. All of our students are required to complete 3 rotations of co-op to be eligible for graduation.
Yes. You can view what we accept and how those classes will transfer into the university here: https://tes.collegesource.com/publicview/TES_publicview01.aspx?rid=dfbeb9e1-e048-49ca-b901-d8ba6666eb39&aid=39380d65-2ca9-4bd4-8a40-421d48832187
Yes. You can set up a Campus and/or a speed school visit here: https://apply.louisville.edu/portal/campusvisit
Yes. We are a research 1 University, if students are interested in undergraduate research, they can seek opportunities from professors.
Yes. We have student groups for all engineers, as well as some unique to departments. You can find a list of all our organizations here: Clubs & Organizations
Yes. All 7 disciplines have a master’s track. If perusing a Meng degree, you could earn one in 1 additional year.
Yes. The Engineering Living Learning Community (ELLC) is housed within Community Park, a suite style dormitory. Here, engineering students will live with other engineers, additional information can be found here: ELLC
Yes. The university offers free tutoring through our reach program. They also offer supplemental instruction sessions for calculus, chemistry, and physics.
Specific specs for the required tablet pc can be found here: Tablet PC
Evaluation of Transfer Credit
The Office of Transfer Services evaluates transfer credit and academic units advise about courses needed for degree completion after the student has been admitted to the University of Louisville. Transfer work that is college-level, academic in nature and earned at appropriately accredited programs will be accepted and posted as credit earned (i.e., with no grade). The School of Engineering requires a minimum “C” grade for any transferred course to be accepted as credit toward a degree.
A transfer student must earn at least sixty (60) semester hours applicable toward the baccalaureate degree at a fully accredited four-year program at a college or university. Thirty of the last thirty-six semester hours must be earned at the University of Louisville.
Recommended courses for Kentucky Community and Technical College students transferring to J. B. Speed School of Engineering.
The following courses are required for all engineering majors. The course grade must be a C or higher.
|KCTC Course||U of L Course||Comments|
|ENG 101||ENGL 101|
|ENG 102||ENGL 102|
|MA 113 or MT 175||ENGR 101|
|MA 114 or MT 185||ENGR 102|
|MAT 275, MA 213, or MT 275||ENGR 201|
|MAT 285, MA 214 or MT 285||ENGR 205|
|CHE 105 or CHE 170||CHEM 201|
|CHM 105, CHE 115, or CHE 175||CHEM 207|
|PHY 231||PHYS 298|
|PHY 241||PHYS 295|
|PHY 232||PHYS 299|
|COMM 181||COMM 111|
|HIST 104 or 105||HIST 101 or 102||Only 3 hours of HIST will apply|
|3 hours in Arts||See General Education Requirements|
|3 hours in Humanities||See General Education Requirements|
|6 hours in Social & Behavioral Sciences other than History||See General Education Requirements|
|6 hours in Cultural Diversity||Some Arts, Humanities, Social & Behavioral Science courses will also satisfy the Cultural Diversity requirement.|
Additional courses may transfer depending upon choice of engineering major. See degree requirements for all engineering majors. Consult your KCTCS advisor about how General Education Certification may impact course selection.