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.
From handmade assistive robots to a water treatment system, to a miniature Mars Rover, versatile projects designed to benefit society took center stage at a recent expo at the University of Hartford.
The University of Hartford has been named a 2022-2023 College of Distinction and is also highlighted in the areas of engineering, career development, and more.
At CETA, students have a unique hands-on learning experience working with advanced technology and machinery found in our labs, studios, classrooms, and innovative spaces.
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
Vanessa Martin '22 left the Air Force five years ago to continue her education. She decided to pursue a career in electrical engineering at the University of Hartford, because of its "Convenient location and variety of programs and opportunities for students." She was featured in this video by Million Women Mentors CT Chapter in honor of National Engineers Week and Black History Month where she spoke about her experience in the military and why she chose the engineering field.Learn More About Our Career Ready Programs
Architectural Design + Technology
Andrew Peterson '20, M'21 was a graduate of the Architectural Design + Technology program in the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA) and continued his education at UHart to pursue his Master of Architecture degree (MArch). Peterson took advantage of many opportunities inside and outside the University. He was able to land three internships during his undergraduate years because of the skills he developed grew from his coursework. “UHart helped me by always challenging me to be the best designer that I could be,” he said.Learn About CETA's Graduate Programs
Audio Engineering Technology
Ella Telford ’21, was an audio engineering technology major, who accepted a full-time job at TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik shortly after graduation as a production technician. She interned with the company during her last semester which helped her land the opportunity. Telford has always really loved music, math, technology, anything involving patterns, and hands-on work. “Audio engineering technology really encompasses all of my passions in a way that I didn’t know was possible until I learned about the unique program at the University of Hartford.”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.
Now open, the Hursey Center is our newest 60,000-square-foot academic building in the academic quad, housing new, specialized, and technology-rich facilities for our growing programs in the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture.
The College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA) Design Expo is a biannual event at the end of each semester, featuring innovative student projects and presentations. First-year students present after their first semester in the fall, sophomores present at the end of their second year in the spring, and seniors present their capstone design projects in the spring or fall (depending on when they are graduating).
Discover UHart's new undergraduate program in aerospace engineering. The only program of its kind in Connecticut, the aerospace engineering major is meeting the demand for professionals in this growing sector.
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.
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.