Industry Influenced Engineering Education

As the demand for technical talent rises and the needed skills diversify, the University of Louisville J.B. Speed School of Engineering has risen to the challenge by integrating industry feedback through various programs. With more than 250 employers engaged in our freshmen cornerstone projects, mandatory co-op program, or senior design projects, industry connection leads to the development of work-ready engineers in all sectors.

Industry Influenced Engineering Education

1925 The University of Louisville, JB Speed School began with 4-year degree programs with a mandatory co-op requirement.

Over the years Speed School has expanded the industry influence into engineering education.

Speed School

  • Cornerstone Design (Year 1)
  • Co-op Rotations (Years 2 – 4)
  • Capstone Design (Year 4)


  • Multi-level Advisory Boards
  • Industry-Sponsored Projects
  • Research Partnerships
  • Innovation Centers

Co-op Track Options