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University of Louisville - Mission Statement:
The University of Louisville shall be a premier, nationally recognized metropolitan research university committed to advancing the intellectual, cultural and economic development of our diverse communities and citizens through the pursuit of excellence in five interrelated strategic areas: (1) Educational Experience, (2) Research, Creative, and Scholarly Activity, (3) Accessibility, Diversity, Equity, and Communication, (4) Partnerships and Collaborations, and (5) Institutional Effectiveness of Programs and Services.
Speed School of Engineering (SSE) - Mission Statement:
The mission of the J. B. Speed School of Engineering is to provide high quality educational programs to all students; to engage in research and scholarship that will extend knowledge; and to assist the economic development of the regional, state and national economies through technology transfer. 
Mechanical Engineering - Mission Statement
The mission of the University of Louisville Mechanical Engineering Department is to supply quality academic instruction through undergraduate, graduate, and graduate-professional degree programs, conduct fundamental and applied research that achieves national and international recognition, and provide professional service to its constituencies, all in support of broad societal needs and the institutional objectives of the University of Louisville.


The M.E. department and its faculty discharge this mission by:

  • Offering four academic degree programs (Bachelor of Science, Master of Engineering, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy) to students from the Louisville metropolitan area, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, numerous states and nations.
  • Conducting fundamental and applied research in diverse areas, including micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), climate modeling, mechanics, nonlinear vibrations, renewable energy engineering, vehicle design optimization, and computational fluid dynamics.
  • Engaging in meaningful external service supporting the engineering profession itself and the people it serves.


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