Technology Fee

All J. B. Speed School of Engineering students enrolled in any classes are accessed a $25 technology fee for that given semester.  The technology fee includes any undergraduate student, Masters of Engineering program students, or graduate student (MS, Phd, and post-doc) enrolled for one or more credit hours (including co-op).

Engineering Software Bundle

All software covered by the technology fee, except for operating system upgrades, is accessible for download.  Downloads are free, but monitored and restricted to Speed School students only.  If you are a faculty member and are looking for software, please email spdhelp@louisville.eduThe software site is only for Speed School Students.

You may install the software on only one computer; the agreements do not cover installation on multiple computers.  Do not download software on another computer or give your friends or relatives your DVDs to install on their computer. This is a direct violation of the user agreements and you could be held personally liable.  All software products have some form of license keys and activations are tracked.

Software included in the bundle has been selected based on applications commonly needed by all Speed School students. Some departments may use additional software not included in the bundle - such software was not included since it would raise the technology fee for all.  In such cases, the professor who is teaching the class will instruct the students on how to access the software. For students who need to load an operating system, our Microsoft DreamSpark agreement will cover these cost.  Please refer to the Software Bundle Site for more information.

To access the Software Bundle Site, please click on You will need to enter your Ulink username and password.

To access some of the software using Citrix, click on You will need to enter your Ulink username and password.


Incoming Students for Fall 2014

The 2014-2015 Engineering Software Bundle will be available for download August 11th, 2014.

Specific installation instructions are included when you access the downloading software bundle site. All incoming students should begin by following the steps on the "First Steps" page.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the Speed IT Group at (502) 852-7620. If your call is not answered, please leave a message or send an email to

All software is for your personal use on a single computer - activations are tracked.  Do not download/purchase DVD's for others nor disclose Product Keys.


With your log in ID for CardMail you can also access Windows Live services such as instant messaging, a movie maker, a photo gallery and the 7GB Windows Sky Drive. Because your files are stored in the "sky," you can access them anytime, anyplace. Get ready for a new way to do email. Learn more about SkyDrive.

Speed School students may purchase DVD copies of included software at an additional cost of $5.50 - $13.00, depending on the software. It is not required to purchase any DVDs unless you plan to upgrade the operating system (due to its size, the Windows 8 operating system is not available via download and is available only through a $13 DVD).

Last update:  10.27.2014