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College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture

BS in Audio Engineering Technology

At a Glance

The University of Hartford’s one-of-a-kind Bachelor of Science (BS) in Audio Engineering Technology program brings ambitious, passionate students together into a practical and comprehensive technical program.

Full Time
Rolling Admission

Degrees Offered

Total Credits

Bachelor of Science

129

Minor

18

Overview
Do you love sound? Have you always wondered how audio equipment actually works? Are you ready to dive into the exciting world of recording technology and applied electronics? If you’ve answered yes to these three questions, the audio engineering technology program may be right for you.
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Contact Program Director Mike deAlmeida for more information.

About the Major

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We believe our students should be skilled in analog and digital electronics before entering the field of audio. Through our audio engineering technology program, students learn the ins and outs of audio equipment not only by using tools to create professional music productions, but also by pulling those very tools apart to learn how to maintain, repair, and design them.

About the Minor

This minor is intended to ensure minimum baseline knowledge in audio analog/digital circuits, systems, production, and software applications. Learn more.

About the Digital Media Technology Minor

This minor offers audio technology majors the opportunity to gain technical experience in all levels of video production-portable, live studio, and post-production editing and effects. Additionally, study in this area exposes students to experimental applications and projects involved with sound and moving image in performance, art installation, Web, and theatrical and non-traditional venues. Learn more.

Degree Requirements

For more information, and to see a complete list of degree requirements, visit the Course Catalog.

Core Classes

  • AUD 266 | The Art of the Audio Mix for Engineering Technology
  • ECT 241 | Analog Devices and Circuits for Engineering Technology
  • AUD 282 | Live Sound/Media Systems
  • AUD 384 | Digital Audio Systems
  • AUD 471 | Senior Project I

Electives

Students may elect additional courses in music management, radio, television, and business administration for additional expertise for their professional career.

Dual-Degree Option with Electrical Engineering

CETA offers a five-year plan for students interested in completing two undergraduate degrees in audio engineering technology and electrical engineering. Interested students should contact their academic advisor of the program they are accepted into to discuss this option.

Career Outlook

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Our audio engineering technology program is designed to prepare you for career success.

Students are prepared to work in music and media production, broadcast audio, product maintenance, manufacturing and repair, automation, and live sound. Our alumni have continued their studies at institutions such as New York University, Boston University, Columbia University, and Stanford University.

Our graduates go on to work for the following companies and artists like, ABC, Behringer, Bose, CBS, Encompass, ESPN, Guitar Center Pro Audio Lab, Maryland Sound, Mohegan Sun, NBC, Nevessa Productions, North American Theatrix, Taylor Swift, Telefunken USA, The Hit Factory, Universal Pictures, Vertical Horizon, WABC, WTNH and Zoom.

Inside the Audio Labs and Studios

Colin Whitehill

Audio Engineering Technology, 2021

In his role as an A2 (also known as an audio technician) for NBC Sports Group, Colin Whitehill ’21 went to the Tokyo Olympics. Whitehill studied audio engineering technology, while holding the job of chief engineer for the University of Hartford’s Student Television Network, STN Channel 2 (STN2). His involvement with the Olympic broadcast was a result of his applying coursework to the practical world, and taking advantage of opportunities to get involved, especially with the UHart television station.

The audio engineering technology program at the University of Hartford has a variety of classes that helped me prepare for the broadcast field.” He goes on to say, “The AC and DC fundamental courses, mixing, live sound, RF communications, audio systems integration, and audiovisual systems all contributed to preparing me for this position.

Audio Engineering Technology Faculty

Michael deAlmeida
Applied Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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David Shuman
Program Director, Audio Engineering Technology; Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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