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 Process for Applying to a Speed School Certificate Program 

  • Data Mining 
  • Environmental Engineering 
  • Network and Information Security 


  1. Students must be admitted to a certificate program before taking courses used to satisfy certificate requirements. However, up to a maximum of six hours of appropriate coursework taken prior to admission may be used to satisfy certificate requirements. 
  2. Students should submit an admission application for the certificate program on-line at the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies admissions
  3. If the applicant is a current UL graduate student (MS or PhD), they should complete the application fee waiver request during the application process. 
  4. Students must submit an online degree application via ULINK for the certificate at the beginning of the semester the certificate is to be awarded. If also completing a degree program (MEng, MS or PhD), the certificate degree application is in addition to the degree program application and should be submitted concurrently. 


Graduate Certificate in Data Mining

The University of Louisville is offering a Graduate level Certificate in Data Mining. The requirements can be completed online within a 12-month period. Also, on-campus students can enroll in the certificate program with the same requirements.

Program Objectives: To address the need for trained professionals in the interdisciplinary field of data mining, the Department of Computer Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) and the Department of Mathematics faculty have developed a joint certificate program in data mining. The certificate will consist of 18 hours, with two required courses from CECS, two required courses from Mathematics, and two elective courses selected from a list of relevant elective courses in CECS and Mathematics.

Program Highlights:
Faculty at the University of Louisville are leaders in the field of Data Mining, Data Warehousing, and Data Analysis. Their expertise spans the use of text, web, numerical, and image data bases. They have worked in application areas such as Medical, E-commerce, Security, Military, Institutional, and Financial research. Faculty have authored textbooks, chapters and professional publications and received research awards from NSF, NASA, NIH, DoD, and assisted in business

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For questions about this certificate program, please contact us at:
JB Speed School of Engineering
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky 40292
Phone (502) 852-4319
Fax (502) 852-4713
Email Gina Payne-Yunker

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Certificate in Environmental Engineering

The Civil & Environmental Engineering Department also offers a certificate program to persons who have completed a graduate program (M.Eng., M.S., or Ph.D.) at J. B. Speed School of Engineering to provide official recognition of course work in the field of environmental engineering. Consult the Graduate School catalog for program requirements and contact information.

Contact the Civil Engineering Department at WS Speed Building room 101D, for more information.

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Graduate Certificate in Logistics and Distribution

The Graduate Certificate Program in Logistics and Distribution is offered jointly by the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business, and The J. B. Speed School of Engineering. It provides qualified applicants a high-quality program for structured graduate study in this truly interdisciplinary field. The program is designed primarily for people who are currently working in logistics and distribution organizations in the Louisville area, or for those who aspire to gain general knowledge in the field that may lead to career opportunities in logistics and distribution. As a result, the outcomes of the program are to provide, (1) a highly skilled workforce for regional employers; (2) a sought-after academic credential for employee-students; and (3) a career advancement credential for both employers and employees in the logistics and distribution sector.

Degree Awarded: CERT
Unit: GS
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General Information:

The Network and Information Security graduate certificate program consists of 12 hours: two required courses from Computer Engineering and Computer Science department and two elective courses selected from a list of relevant elective courses in CECS department.



An undergraduate degree is required. Students enrolling in these courses will need to have sufficient background to be successful. Therefore, they will need to have completed the required course prerequisites, or have equivalent knowledge from courses taken at other universities, or from work experience. The student specifically should have taken equivalent to CECS 311, CECS 420, and CECS 310 courses. The work experience in the industry can be used as substitute if it uses or provides experience in area of operating systems, networking and legal and ethical issues.

Students will need to supply all documentation required for admission to the University either as student or as non-degree seeking status. Students will need to supply documentation demonstrating background knowledge sufficient to satisfy course prerequisites. This may include transcripts of the courses taken, course catalogue description and documentation from work regarding the experience in the particular areas as outlined above. 

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For questions about this certificate program, please contact us at:
JB Speed School of Engineering
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky 40292
Phone (502) 852-0471
Fax (502) 852-4713
Email Dr. Anup Kumar


Updated: 8.1.2013


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