College of Engineering, Technology and Architecture (CETA)

Inspiring Change and Innovation

A CETA education is all about gaining a practical learning experience while preparing for the future. Whether you are passionate about engineering, technology, or architecture, you will gain the skills to hit the ground running in your career after graduation – in the US or worldwide.

Accredited Programs

CETA is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), and programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) and the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC).

Internship Opportunities

More than 70 percent of CETA students complete at least one internship before graduation. 40 percent of internships led alumni to full-time positions.

A Unique Learning Experience

Studying at CETA provides you with the opportunity to study under expert staff in a wide range of subjects. Our technology degrees are more operational-focused, whereas our engineering degrees are more design-focused and require a higher level of math. With so many programs available in our school, studying at CETA is a truly interdisciplinary experience for you to take advantage of.

Hands-On Learning Through Internships

Internships are a great way to put what you learn in the classroom into practice, and are an important part of any CETA degree. More than seventy percent of CETA students complete at least one internship before their graduation, with forty percent of internships leading to full-time positions as alumni.

Previous internship destinations include:

  • NASA
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Bauer
  • Eversource
  • General Dynamics Electric Boat
  • A+M Architecture

Top Facilities

As a CETA student, you will benefit from working in our well-equipped labs, studios, and classrooms. The newly built 60,000-square-foot Hursey Center will include state-of-the-art facilities for CETA students, with labs for studying robotics, cybersecurity, and Internet of Things.

After You Graduate

Studying at CETA will prepare you for your future career. Previous CETA graduates have gone on to work at companies such as:

  • NASA
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Disney Imagineers
  • NBS
  • General Dynamics Electric Boat
  • Turner Construction
  • Bose
  • Cigna
  • IBM

Ranked

53rd

in the best undergraduate engineering schools

(no doctorate, U.S. News & World Report 2022)

How To Join CETA

You are able to study a degree at CETA as an international student by joining our International Pathway Program. You can progress to study an undergraduate degree by studying the International Year, or a graduate degree with the Master’s International Year.

Highlighted Progression Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science, Architectural Design + Technology

    This degree, accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, will prepare you for a variety of careers in architecture and construction. You will be able to study courses including:

    • Building Systems for Architectural Design
    • Architectural Computer Modelling and Rendering
    • Design of Steel Structures for Architectural Design
    • Construction Management
  • Bachelor of Science, Acoustical Engineering and Music

    This is a unique combination degree with The Hartt School, teaching students the science of sound, such as: how it is produced, how it travels, and how it can be detected. It will prepare you to pursue professional careers in engineering or enter graduate school for further study in the field.

    Upon graduation, you may end up in a career in:

    • Audio Engineering
    • Architectural Acoustics
    • Musical Acoustics
    • Noise Control and Sound Quality
    • Bio-Engineering
     
  • Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering with Acoustics Concentration

    This degree combines a robust mechanical engineering curriculum with the same core and elective classes of the Acoustical Engineering and Music program. Top employers of graduates of this degree include Apple, Bose, and Starkey Hearing Technologies.

    There was a 100% job placement (or graduate school acceptance) rate following graduation for Acoustical Engineering & Music and Mechanical Engineering (Acoustics Concentration) graduates of the class of 2019.

More Progression Degree Choices From the International Pathway Program

  • Undergraduate Programs
    • Acoustical Engineering and Music BSE
    • Aerospace Engineering BS
    • Architectural Design and Technology BS
    • Audio Engineering Technology BS
    • Biomedical Engineering BS
      Concentrations:
    • Civil Engineering BSCE
      Concentration:
      • Environmental
    • Computer and Electronic Engineering Technology
    • Computer Engineering BSCompE
    • Computer Science and Engineering BS
    • Electrical Engineering BSEE
    • Electromechanical Engineering Technology BS
    • Electronic Engineering Technology BS
    • Engineering Technology BS
    • Interdisciplinary Engineering Studies BSE
    • Mechanical Engineering Technology
    • Robotics Engineering
  • Graduate Programs
    • Architecture MArch
    • Civil Engineering MEng
      Concentrations:
      • Structural
      • Transportation
      • Environmental
    • Electrical and Computer Engineering MEng
    • Environmental and Management MEng
    • Environmental Engineering MEng
    • Mechanical Engineering MEng
      Concentrations:
      • Manufacturing
      • Turbomachinery

“Because my major is an international major, I wanted to come here to learn more. Western culture and Eastern culture are quite different. That's why I want to have more experience.”

Oliver from China
Studied the International Pathway Program
Progressed to MEng Electrical and Computer Engineering

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International Pathway Program

Whether you are an undergraduate or a graduate student, our International Pathway Program can help you study a degree at the top-ranking University of Hartford.

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