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Mission & Vision


To serve the university, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and the engineering profession by providing high quality engineering education programs;  engaging in research and scholarship that advances knowledge; and partnering in the economic development of the greater Louisville region, Kentucky and the nation through workforce development and technology transfer.



Our vision is to become the preeminent provider of high-quality, accessible, and experiential-based engineering education and a national leader among public, metropolitan engineering institutions in research, scholarship, and creative activity.  We will achieve this vision while staying true to these core values:              

  • Strive for excellence in all that we do
  • Uphold and encourage the highest ideals and ethics of the engineering profession
  • Build a diverse community of faculty, staff and students
  • Provide a personalized approach to teaching, learning, and research for our students
  • Seek to create and communicate new knowledge and ideas that improve quality of life
  • Serve as trusted stewards of our culture and resources
  • Foster productive connections with our alumni, our University, and the world at large
  • Promote policies and practices that maintain a positive workplace environment
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