The College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA) prepares you to solve problems, meet design challenges, and create the future.
In CETA, we don’t just talk about being different, we prove it. You’ll have access to our expansive partnership networks, career-ready programming, and small class sizes.
With our industry-focused curriculum and close faculty mentoring, you’ll be well-prepared to launch a successful career or transition into our graduate programs.
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Opening in Fall 2021, the Hursey Center will include state-of-the-art facilities for CETA students. Watch the building's progress in our new transformative video!
CETA’s degree programs in engineering, technology, and architecture provide you with a career-ready education, and multiple opportunities for innovation and real-world application. You will be mentored and challenged by distinguished professors with experience in business and industry—80 percent hold the highest degrees in their fields.
After just one semester at UHart, Jordaine Wisdom ’23 says he has found his new passion in robotics thanks to his participation in the CETA Design Expo his first semester. He chose to attend to UHart because of the small-sized classes and the ability to interact with his professors one-on-one. He says he was also drawn to the top class engineering program that the school offers. Now as a declared robotics engineering major, he is excited to continue working on improving his current projects and developing new skills in robotics.View More Success Stories
Karolina Pilip ’19 initially came to UHart as a recruit for D1 athletics. She has gained a valuable amount of experience through her active roles in the CETA Student Ambassadors & Leadership Society as well as a graduating member of IEEE Eta Kappa Nu, the International Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society. She is now working as a Software Engineer at Pratt & Whitney under the Control and Diagnostic Systems (CDS) department. A large part of her role is in product software design, specifically for military engines. In the coming years, she plans to return to school for a Master's Degree.
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Magic Santos ’19, M’21 has always prided herself in being incredibly active in my community. Throughout her time at UHart, she was involved in the Student Government Association, Residential Life, Red Key Society, Red Caps, and Hispanic & Latino Student Association. Before graduating, she completed three internships in design and construction. She is now pursuing a Masters in Architecture at UHart while working part-time as an Emerging Professional at TLB Architecture in Chester Connecticut.Learn About CETA's Graduate Programs
Stephen DeRosa ’19, a mechanical engineering major with a robotics concentration is moving to Houston, TX to work at the Johnson Space Center on future robotic systems to be used in space exploration. Stephen credits the University’s Robotics Club for being home to some of his most valuable experiences at UHart. The club provided him an opportunity to work on multidisciplinary projects and learn skills needed to have a successful career in robotics.Learn More About Our Career Ready Programs
CETA maintains strong, active partnerships with engineering and architecture firms throughout the region. These long-standing relationships provide you with practical, hands-on learning experiences and opportunities for research. And in a world where connections matter, you’ll gain access to internships and other placements that will grow your professional network while you’re still on campus.
UHart students and faculty also have access to research centers right here on campus, such as CETA’s Engineering Applications Center (EAC) and Center for Manufacturing and Metrology (CMM), which will provide you opportunities to work with hands-on equipment like nowhere else.
The Hursey Center, opening in Fall 2021, will transform the campus and meet the needs of high-caliber, dedicated, and deserving CETA students for years to come. The centerpiece of the project is a 60,000-square-foot academic building in the academic quad.
The University of Hartford is launching a new undergraduate program in aerospace engineering this fall to meet the demand for professionals in this growing sector. This will be the only program of its kind in Connecticut.
Nine members of CETA saw a problem—the shortage of PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) for health care workers working during the COVID-19 pandemic—and came together to help solve it. In less than a two-week time span, they joined forces; selected and modified a design; gathered and ordered materials; picked up 3D printers from campus; and printed, assembled, and to date, completed for delivery 175 highly coveted face covers for local health professionals.
The event, held on Dec. 4, was the first opportunity for first-year students to showcase their fall semester final projects, and also featured graduating seniors’ Capstone design projects. Many projects were inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic, offering new solutions for cleaning, sanitizing, and temperature tracking.
Fourth-year architecture students Andrew Petersen ’20, M’21 and Giancarlo Cano ’20 who were commissioned to build a 3D model of the highly anticipated Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum’s new 9,000 square foot Education and Visitors Center.