Congratulations & Welcome.

Congratulations & welcome to Speed School! The Speed School Student Council has designed this website to introduce you to life at Speed School. This guide may not answer every question you have, but, it will give you a head start!


Introduction to Speed School.

The Speed Scientific School was established in 1925 as a memorial to the late James Breckenridge Speed with an endowment by his son and daughter, Dr. William S. Speed and Mrs. Olive Speed Sackett of Louisville. The income from this endowment is used exclusively as a supplementary support for the activities of the school.


James Breckenridge Speed (1884-1912), an industrial pioneer in the City of Louisville, was the son of an illustrious Kentucky family. He was a leader in the industrial rebirth of Louisville. The industries in which he maintained an active interest in, until his death in 1912, have been a nucleus around which the City of Louisville and its greater metropolitan area have grown to their present stature. It is fitting that his memory is perpetuated in an engineering school that bears his name.


In 2003, the Speed Scientific School became the J.B. Speed School of Engineering. Today, Speed School continues to grow, with progress continuing on the Belknap Engineering & Applied Sciences Park.


Speed School offers degrees in Bachelor of Science, Master of Engineering, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy in various fields, including Chemical Engineering (CHE), Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE), Computer Engineering & Computer Science (CECS), Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE), Industrial Engineering (IE), and Mechanical Engineering (ME). While also offering a Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering degree in Bioengineering (BE); and a Master of Engineering degree in Engineering Management (EM). First year students are a part of the Engineering Fundamentals (ENGR) Department until they are accepted into a degree granting discipline.



Leadership & Departments.

Speed School is lead by a group of dedicated individuals who work daily to promote the welfare of the Engineering Student Body and furthering the trajectory of the University of Louisville.

Exceptional Facilities.

The J.B. Speed School of Engineering has state-of-the-art facilities for research, education and student life. With exciting renovations and the new addition of the Belknap Engineering & Applied Sciences Park it is a great time to be a Speed School student.


Engineering Exposition.

Every year, Speed School is opened to the public in a day long celebration of engineering. This open house is the opportunity for the public to learn about the research being done at Speed as well as see first hand the concepts of engineering.