College ofEngineering, Technology, and Architecture

Where Creativity Meets Career

The College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA) is driven by a commitment to cultivate visionaries, architects, and technology experts. Whether you're fascinated by robotics, sustainable architecture, or innovative technology solutions, our curriculum is designed to fuel your creativity and ignite your career.

CETA strives to help students problem-solve, build connections, and discover the tools necessary to excel in their chosen fields. Our graduates are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to tackle global challenges, shape industries, and design the future.

Areas of Study

We believe in learning by doing. Your education is more than classrooms and textbooks; it's about hands-on experiences and project-based learning. Our students have access to state-of-the-art labs and studios that build the foundational skills for career success. From automation to advanced materials testing, our academics provide an immersive environment where you can explore, experiment, and unleash your potential.

Build your Tomorrow: Design, Innovate, and Create as an Engineer

At CETA, you will engage in immersive learning, lab work, and collaborative projects from day one. Our engineering labs are home to the latest technologies and equipment, allowing students to tackle real-world situations. We offer a diverse range of disciplines, from mechanical and electrical engineering to audio and biomedical engineering.

The Forefront of Innovation: Become a Leader in Tech

Inside our cutting-edge computing resources, labs, and cybersecurity facilities, you can gain the practical skills and insights necessary to solve complex challenges and drive technological advancements. With a curriculum that incorporates real-world application, you can graduate ready for a career in engineering technology.

From Vision to Reality: Where Your Ideas Take Shape

The Department of Architecture nurtures creative thinkers and designers who envision, craft and shape the world's built environments. Equipped with drafting tables, 3D printers, and laser cutters, our studios provide a collaborative space where you can transform concepts into creations.

Engineering the Future

Jordaine Wisdom ’23

Robotics Engineering

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.

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Step into Leadership

Vanessa Martin '22

Electrical Engineering

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. 

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Our Soaring Hawks

Andrew Peterson '20, M'21

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.

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Career Ready at the Core

Ella Telford '21

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.”

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Research and Partnerships

Prepare to graduate not just with a degree, but with an expansive industry network. CETA collaborates closely with leading companies, organizations, and professionals, ensuring that our students gain real-world experience and build connections that matter. From internships to networking events, you'll have many opportunities to learn, grow, and launch your career alongside industry experts.

Students and faculty also have access to research centers right here on campus, such as CETA’s Engineering Applications Center (EAC) and our Pratt & Whitney Center for Manufacturing and Metrology (CMM).

Spring 2023 CETA Design Expo

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.

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UHart Launches New Program in Construction Management + Technology

Discover UHart's new undergraduate program in construction management + technology! This program aims to prepare students to fulfill the growing and expected demands for entry-level management positions in the construction industry.

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Professor Studying CT Bridges with AI and $238K DOT Grant

Clara Fang, professor of civil engineering in UHart’s College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture, received a $238,000 research grant from the Connecticut Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration as lead investigator for the project, which is spanning two years.

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Walter Harrison Award Winner

The Master of Architecture Thesis Presentations were held on Friday, April 14, and the Department of Architecture is pleased to announce that Vivek Parekh is the winner of the 2023 Walter Harrison Thesis Award.

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Visit our state-of-the-art labs and studios!

CETA offers numerous labs and studios to encourage project-based learning. 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.

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