College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture

BS in Audio Engineering Technology

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.
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About the Major

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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.

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 Audio Engineering Technology 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.

Career Outlook

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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 have gone on to work for the following companies and artists:

  • ABC
  • Behringer
  • Bose
  • CBS
  • Encompass ESPN
  • GC Pro Audio LabTech Maryland Sound Mohegan Sun NBC
  • Nevessa Productions North American Theatrix Paravid
  • Taylor Swift
  • Telefunken USA
  • The Hit Factory Universal Pictures Vertical Horizon
  • WABC
  • WTNH
  • Zoom

Lauren Gallagher

BS, Audio Engineering Technology, 2019

Lauren had been highly involved at UHart as a Peer Tutor, Red Cap, CETA Red Key, Studio Assistant, Senior Senator, and member of Sigma Alpha Iota. She is now working as an Electrical Engineer with Belcan, LLC. Through her role, she is handling hands-on projects for Aerospace companies to create parts for their major projects.

My involvement at UHart as well as my education made my love for the University grow stronger and stronger. It wasn't until my internship at Telefunken Elektroakustik, though, when I realized the direction I wanted to go in my engineering career after graduation.

Admission Requirements

Interested in enrolling in the Audio Electronic Engineering Technology program under the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA)? Here is what you need to submit your application.

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