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At CETA, we take pride in our small classes, diverse community and talented faculty to lead the next generation of engineers and architects to success.

Engineering and technology are in-demand fields, with the job opportunities projected to grow between 5-8% by 2028. Architecture is also an in-demand field, with job opportunities projected to grow by up to 4% by 2026. In CETA, your hands-on experience, interactions with faculty, and support from the entire College will prepare you for a rewarding career.

You can benefit from our long history of students and faculty who are committed to innovation— and the patents hanging in our school hallways prove it. Here is where you will be exposed to various areas within the engineering, technology, and architecture industries and learn the key skills employers are searching for.

By combining our small classes with career-ready tactics like industry job fairs, mock interviews, and networking programs with our many industry partners, you will emerge ready to make the transition to a successful professional career or graduate school. Learn more about our various programs and departments below.

Engineering vs. Technology - The Difference

Engineering and technology are both in-demand fields, but what is the difference between the two?

Engineering is highly designed focused with a hands-on approach and high-level math. Technology is highly operational focused with a more hands-on approach and medium level math.

The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) describes the difference between engineering and engineering technology, but also how the two work together: “Engineering and technology are separate, but intimately related professions.” The two areas differ by:

  • Engineering undergraduate programs include more mathematics work and higher-level mathematics than technology programs.
  • Engineering undergraduate programs often focus on theory, while technology programs usually focus on application.
  • Once they enter the workforce, engineering graduates typically spend their time planning, while engineering technology graduates spend their time making plans work.

CETA's program has crossover and interdisciplinary opportunities for you to make the most of your educational experience here in any program.

FIRST Robotics Scholarship

Dedicated to learning, personal growth, knowledge creation, and the betterment of society, the University engages students in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to thrive in and contribute to a pluralistic, complex world. If you're applying to UHart and interested in a future in robotics, this is the scholarship for you!

Honors Program

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The University Honors Program provides our most capable and motivated students with the opportunity to use the resources of the College and the University to the fullest extent. Graduates who successfully complete the program will have "With University Honors" on their diploma and official transcript. Architectural Design + Technology majors should refer to the section titled "CETA Technology Students" and contact Eoin King at eoking@hartford.edu for additional information for CETA specifically.

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