Be a Speed Engineer

It’s in an engineer’s nature to want to change the world for the better. With a focus on making the world safer, more comfortable and more efficient, Speed School helps shape the technology that will define the next century. We’re an institution that believes in maintaining a forward focus and a commitment to being the best.

The first program in the nation to be accredited at both the undergraduate and graduate levels by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Speed School has been a leader in engineering education for over 90 years. Upon completion of the bachelor’s degree, Speed students typically earn an MEng. degree within one year.

Learn more about Speed School by visiting the various links below or schedule a visit with our Admissions folks.

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Explore Speed

College Overview

With approximately 1400 undergrads and 600 graduate students enrolled at Speed School, the average class size is 29 students. An enrollment of more than 20,000 at U of L guarantees that Speed students have all the advantages of a small technical institute and the resources and activities of a major metropolitan university.


The J. B. Speed School of Engineering campus is located south of Eastern Parkway on the Belknap Campus.  Learn more about the seven buildings composing the campus of Speed School.

Schedule a Visit

If you have not toured the University of Louisville, we encourage you to register for the Campus Visit Program. The Campus Visit Program provides a good overview of the University of Louisville (for example, the Honors program, meal plans, parking) and a campus tour that includes a dormitory room. After lunch at the Student Activities Center, students meet with the J.B. Speed School of Engineering admissions personnel, speak with an engineering student, and tour the technology and research facilities.

If you are already familiar with the University of Louisville and want to visit only the J.B. Speed School of Engineering, please contact us at (502) 852-4672 or (502) 852-0398. The J.B. Speed School schedules visits year round, but it is best to visit when classes are in session.

Another option is the University of Louisville’s Campus Preview Day, which attracts hundreds of high school students.


Student Life

Housing / Dining

The University of Louisville provides several housing options and dining services for students.


The J.B. Speed School of Engineering Academic Advising office provides academic advising for current and prospective undergraduate students majoring in engineering. Learn more about the Speed School Advising Office.

University of Louisville Advising Office

Student Organizations

The J. B. Speed School of Engineering, recognizing the importance of the well-rounded person, encourages students to take part in extracurricular activities at the University. The student chapters of the national and local professional societies represent the various engineering disciplines and constituencies of the school. Learn more about Student Organizations at UofL.

Career Services

The full-service career development program at the J.B. Speed School of Engineering provides a wide range of services to students, graduates, alumni and employers