College ofEngineering, Technology, and Architecture

Claim a life full of distinction.

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.

Areas of Study

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.

Theory, analysis, and design connected to industry needs.

CETA’s engineering programs emphasize theory and design, while allowing you to pursue your specific interests through a variety of majors and concentration like civil, environmental, biomedical, and mechanical engineering. You’ll graduate well-prepared for an engineering career and for continued study.

At the intersection of engineering and technology.

CETA’s engineering technology programs emphasize the hands-on application of theory in labs and studios supported by in-house specialists. With an understanding of operations and design, you’ll be well-prepared for a career that bridges the worlds of engineers and technicians.

Building better communities and cities.

When you study architecture at CETA, you’ll work with a diverse community of practitioners, scholars, and students dedicated to growing the profession’s knowledge base. You will also be engaged in architecture’s distinct ability to positively impact the environment.

Pursue Your Passion

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

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.

Home for Innovation. Room to Grow.

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.

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SAVE THE DATE: Spring 2023 CETA Design Expo Set for April 28!

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).

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UHart Launches New Program in Aerospace Engineering

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.

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CETA Faculty and Staff Produce 175 3D Printed Face Covers for Local Health Care Professionals

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.

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UHart Architecture Students Collaborate with Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum on Architectural Model

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.

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Career Ready

Beginning in their first year, College of Engineering, Technology, Architecture (CETA) students can get involved in projects supported by industry, solving real-world problems while helping people improve their work and home lives.

Students have access to our expansive partnership networks and career-ready programming, including career fairs, mock interviews, internships, and networking opportunities.

CETA graduates are ready to enter the professional world.

Inspiring change. Impacting tomorrow.