Academics at Speed School

Since 1925, J. B. Speed School of Engineering has trained about 10,000 of America's successful engineering professionals. Speed School is one of the top choices in the country for an advanced technical education that includes on-the-job training through a mandatory cooperative internship program for undergraduates.

The J. B. Speed School of Engineering offers B.S. degree programs in bioengineering, chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, and mechanical engineering, and computer engineering and computer science accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone: (410) 347-7700. The EAC of ABET accredited Master of Engineering degree program is also offered in all of these disciplines.

The Speed School is the first engineering school to achieve dual-level accreditation by EAC of ABET for its baccalaureate and master of engineering programs.

The B. S. in computer science program is accredited by CAC of ABET. Three alternating semesters of cooperative education is mandatory in all of the baccalaureate degree programs. Master of Science and Ph.D. programs are offered in all engineering disciplines except bioengineering (proposals for these are forthcoming soon).

The J.B. School of Engineering offers the following degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Master of Engineering
  • Master of Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy

in eight degree fields:

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering and Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

The majority of faculty and staff in the J.B. Speed School of Engineering are located on the (main) Belknap campus of the University of Louisville and are housed in the following buildings:

  • J.B. Speed Building
  • Duthie Center for Engineering (formerly Kersey Library)
  • Lutz Hall
  • Ernst Hall
  • Sackett Hall
  • W.S. Speed Hall
  • Shumaker Research Building (formerly Belknap Research Building)


    Due to the reputation for excellence of the J. B. Speed School of Engineering in teaching and research, we attract the best and the brightest students from across Kentucky, the United States and abroad.

    Undergraduate and graduate students participate in a range of activities including research projects, outreach initiatives and student organizations.