Learn by doing

See yourself in the center of the action. And gain experience where it matters-with top employers, in the real world.

Areas of Study

Explore Our Areas of Study

Find your niche and start making an immediate impact. Through our diverse programs, custom degree paths (like the 5th Year Master’s), and access to industry-leading employers, Speed School allows students to customize an immersive academic experience.


The number of years to obtain a Master of Engineering

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!

Ishita Jain, Bioengineering, c/o 2018
Co-Operative Learning @ Speed

Connect with top employers, gain on-the-job experience, and earn income. All before graduation.

97 %

Of Speed School Graduates Accept a Job Within 90 days.

Student Experience

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.

Flexible Graduate Degrees

Our engineering programs let you advance your engineering career without hitting the pause button on life.  Choose between on campus or 100% online programs.



Our students study medical challenges ranging from autism to cancer to spinal cord injuries. The Speed School’s cutting-edge research resonates far beyond the lab, improving – and saving – lives.


The number of years to obtain a Master of Engineering

Co-oping at Techshot has taught me a lot about the engineering industry. The diversity of work made me a more well-rounded engineer. Material testing, assembly, technical writing, aseptic technique, CAD, tissue processing, cell culture, sterilization, and protocol, are all useful skills for a bioengineer.

Hannah Meriwether
Bioengineering Co-Op, 2019
About Bioengineering

A degree in Bioengineering puts you on the cutting edge of modern industry. It’s a multidisciplinary field at the intersection of science and engineering. It’s also one of the fastest growing job markets.


Place increase in USNews and World Report rankings from 2019 to 2020.

Programs Available

Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral

What You'll Study
  • Bioelectronics
  • Biomedical Devices
  • Bioimaging
  • Biocomputational Modeling
  • Biomechanics
  • Rehabilitation
  • Molecular Engineering
  • Tissue Engineering
Student Experience

I graduated with my Ph.D. and have continued my career as a Research Scien­tist in Machine Learning at the National Institutes of Health. The Bioengineering Department at UofL was instrumental in my educational and career success.
~Dr. Patrick McClure

Chemical Engineering

Your Speed School degree opens doors in emerging industries powered by chemical engineering – biotech, pharma, and green energy.


The number of years to obtain a Master of Engineering

“My co-op experience gave me an appreciation for the classes I was taking. It helped me connect the formulas on the page with the real world.”

Luke Hawtrey
Chemical Engineering Co-Op, 2017
About Chemical Engineering

By applying knowledge of chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics, and economics, chemical engineers transform raw materials into useful products.


The median annual salary for a Chemical Engineer – (US Bureau of Labor Stats. 2018)

Programs Available

Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral

What You'll Study
  • Renewable energy
  • Medical engineering
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Food processing
  • Manufacturing
Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Gerold Willing’s research examines the development of complex fluids for various applications. Some of his work, in progress on the International Space Station, examines the use of a complex fluid suspension in the creation of lighter, flexible, less expensive quantum dot solar panels.

Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering has never been more in demand. Who’s going to improve infrastructure in the 21st century? Speed School graduates.


The number of years to obtain a Master of Engineering

LG&E and KU’s co-op program gave me a multitude of opportunities to grow as a young engineering student, a business professional and everyday person.

Abby Miles
Civil Engineering c/o 2019
About Civil & Environmental Engineering

The groundbreaking research conducted on our campus, and in the wider community, has the potential to save lives.


Job growth expected in Civil Engineering by 2026 – (US Bureau of Labor Stats. 2018)

Programs Available

Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral, Certificates

What You'll Study
  • Water resources
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
Featured Facility

Autonomous vehicles will soon be part of our reality. The Center for Transportation Innovation is helping make them and the humans interacting with them as safe as possible.

Above – Ph.D. Student, Song Wang takes visitors for a ride in his driving simulation study.

Computer Science

Over the past half-century, computers have become ubiquitous in modern life. The coming decades will be just as exciting, as Speed School students tackle artificial intelligence, high dimension structures, and data security.


The number of years to obtain a Master of Engineering

At my Co-Op I was able to connect with other people who were doing networking, which is what I want to do in my career. I was able to participate in team building activities that built a connection between me and the members of my team.

Ryo Josephs, c/o 2020
Computer Science & Engineering
About CSE

Computer Engineering provides the practical knowledge of hardware and software, whereas Computer Science is the theoretical study of information systems. Speed School students learn to master them both.


Job growth expected in Computer and Information Research Scientists by 2026 – (US Bureau of Labor Stats. 2018)

Programs Available

Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral, Certificates

What You'll Study
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Bioinformatics
  • Computer simulation
  • Database applications
  • Data mining
  • E-commerce
  • Web-based services
  • Information assurance/security
Faculty Spotlight

The Aerial Robotics lab investigates new ways for embedded systems and unmanned aerial vehicles to work cooperatively and to solve problems with teamwork and advances in networking technology.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

With a combination of electrical and computer engineering you will leverage robotics, sensors, electronics, and embedded computing to solve a wide range of societal problems in health care, security, defense, energy, and environment.


The number of years to obtain a Master of Engineering

I love how my Co-Op experience exposed me to various departments within one company. For my final Co-Op semester Intellimodus created a unique position for me as an electrical engineer-project management Co-Op.

Ly Nguyen
Electrical Engineering Co-Op 2019
About Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineers design and test components and systems that use or generate electricity. This encompasses virtually all modern technology including satellites, wireless, computers, electronics, power, radar and navigation, electric motors and drives, medical imaging, and wearable devices.


The median annual salary for an Electrical Engineer – (US Bureau of Labor Stats. 2018)

Programs Available

Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral

What You'll Study
  • Microelectronics and Circuits
  • Communications
  • Electromagnetic Design
  • Sensors
  • Energy and Power
  • Automated Control
  • Medical Imaging
  • Robotics
  • Embedded Systems
Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Mike McIntyre’s research develops control strategies to use renewable energy, power grids and electrical machines more efficiently. He works closely with local industry working on projects that directly impact the community.

“Students working in my lab have a great opportunity use their engineering skills to solve real world problems.”

Your first Year of Engineering

Build a strong foundation in mathematical and analytical engineering skills, and experience the Engineering Garage, an engineering makerspace.


Full-time faculty members dedicated to teaching & research in Engineering Fundamentals.

I believe that each student who goes through the calculus sequence and other classes included in the EF curriculum is receiving an education that is preparing them to think like an engineer.

Sage Morrison, Bioengineering, c/o 2019
About 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 students’ success in their chosen engineering discipline.


After completing your first year in Engineering you will be prepared for any of our seven engineering disciplines.

16 Credit Hours

of foundational math and engineering courses taught by faculty who are focused solely on undergraduate engineering education.

What You'll Study
  • Calculus and Differential Equations (with engineering applications)
  • Engineering professionalism and ethics
  • Teamwork and project management.
  • Problem solving and engineering design.
Student Experience

In your second semester, you will be immersed in a team project in the Engineering Garage where you will demonstrate the acquisition and integration of foundational engineering skills.

Industrial Engineering

In our high-tech world, getting innovations to market quickly is vital. At Speed School, we know the supply chain is even more critical when it involves life-saving medical devices and treatments.


The number of years to obtain a Master of Engineering

I learned so much about being an Industrial Engineer in a global, manufacturing company and I made lifelong connections with employees and fellow-interns all over the world.

Mary Ann Crawford
Industrial Engineering c/o 2019
About Industrial Engineering

Complex systems require the coordination of people, equipment, energy, material, and information. At Speed School, you will immerse yourself in logistics by utilizing robotics, machines, and conveyors to bring order to the modern world.


Record number of degrees conferred in 2016-17

Programs Available

Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral

What You'll Study
  • Logistics and Distribution
  • Ergonomics and Human Factor
  • Facility Layout and Design
  • Operations Research
  • Simulation
  • Production Planning and Scheduling
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technologies/Systems
Featured Facility

Researchers in the Center for Ergonomics explore the potential for training operators through virtual reality (VR) as an effective alternative to traditional, non-VR training in industry, for a variety of applications.

Mechanical Engineering

In Mechanical Engineering (ME), you will be trained to design, develop, test, and manufacture components or processes that do useful work.  Examples are everywhere and include (but are not limited to) transportation systems (cars, planes, ships, etc.), home and commercial air conditioning/heating systems, clean power generation, home appliances, medical devices, manufacturing equipment, etc.  Mechanical Engineering is a foundational branch of engineering because ME’s are needed to contribute to the development of an incredibly wide variety of systems.


The number of years to obtain a Master of Engineering

At my co-op I was pushed off to the deep end of learning every single technology in additive manufacturing that we have. I’m now looking at positions for full time jobs that I only have because of what I’ve been able to do here at Speed School.

Kate Schneidau
Mechanical Engineering Co-Op, c/o 2019
About Mechanical Engineering

In Mechanical Engineering at UofL is a full-time, four-year program.  Throughout the program, you will take interesting, challenging courses, including dynamics, mechanics of materials, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, machine design I & II, heat transfer, and senior design.  Interspersed will be three paid industrial co-ops, providing invaluable professional experience and helping balance the cost of your education.  Interested students can also take advantage of undergraduate research opportunities within the department.  This, taken with the optional 5th year Masters of Engineering program, makes UofL ME both unique and a great opportunity.


ME Faculty Members, offering a broad range of courses and research opportunities for our students.

Programs Available

Bachelors of Science (BS), Masters of Engineering (MEng)*, Masters of Science (MS), and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The Department is currently working with several other departments to create an new online Masters of Science (MS) in additive manufacturing.  This degree program is expected to launch in fall 2020.

*Available only for students earning a BS at UofL.

What You'll Study
  • Dynamics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer
  • Machine Design
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Manufacturing
  • Systems Modeling

Located in Sackett Hall, the ME facilities include labs in mechanics of materials, fluid mechanics, measurements, manufacturing, experimental stress analysis, and mechatronics.


Median starting salary for mechanical engineers (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019).

Choose an online program or certificate that best fits your career path and prepares you to stand out in your organization, achieve your goals and inspire others around you to succeed.


Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs 2019 U.S. News & World Report National University Rankings

The flexibility of UofL’s online program is really attractive to someone as busy as me. The Master of Science in Computer Science and Certificate in Data Science will only further my career.

Adam Rood
Computer Science & Data Science
Our Online Programs

Choose a program that best fits your career path and prepares you to stand out in your organization, achieve your goals, and inspire others around you to succeed.


Complete your online degree in as little as 1-2 years.

Programs Available

Master’s & Certificates

What You Can Study
  • Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Science
  • Engineering Management
  • Material & Energy & Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering


“The online experience affords students with the unique experience to learn with students who are located around the world. We have a lot of military students who are working overseas. The discussion board is great, because people are coming from all different backgrounds.”

Featured Faculty - Dr. Elizabeth Gentry


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