College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture

BS in Audio Engineering Technology

The University of Hartford’s one-of-a-kind Bachelor of Science (BS) in Audio Engineering Technology program brings ambitious, passionate students together into a practical and comprehensive technical program.
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About the Major


Do you love sound? Have you always wondered how audio equipment actually works? Are you ready to dive into the exciting world of recording technology and applied electronics? If you’ve answered yes to these three questions, the audio engineering technology program may be right for you.

We believe our students should be skilled in analog and digital electronics before entering the field of audio. Through our audio engineering technology program, students learn the ins and outs of audio equipment not only by using tools to create professional music productions, but also by pulling those very tools apart to learn how to maintain, repair, and design them.

About the Audio Engineering Technology Minor

This minor is intended to ensure minimum baseline knowledge in audio analog/digital circuits, systems, production, and software applications. Learn more.

About the Digital Media Technology Minor

This minor offers audio technology majors the opportunity to gain technical experience in all levels of video production-portable, live studio, and post-production editing and effects. Additionally, study in this area exposes students to experimental applications and projects involved with sound and moving image in performance, art installation, Web, and theatrical and non-traditional venues. Learn more.

Degree Requirements

For more information, and to see a complete list of degree requirements, visit the Course Catalog.

Core Classes

  • AUD 266 | The Art of the Audio Mix for Engineering Technology
  • ECT 241 | Analog Devices and Circuits for Engineering Technology
  • AUD 282 | Live Sound/Media Systems
  • AUD 384 | Digital Audio Systems
  • AUD 471 | Senior Project I


Students may elect additional courses in music management, radio, television, and business administration for additional expertise for their professional career.

Dual-Degree Option with Electrical Engineering

CETA offers a five-year plan for students interested in completing two undergraduate degrees in audio engineering technology and electrical engineering. Interested students should contact their academic advisor of the program they are accepted into to discuss this option.

Career Outlook


Our audio engineering technology program is designed to prepare you for career success.

Students are prepared to work in music and media production, broadcast audio, product maintenance, manufacturing and repair, automation, and live sound. Our alumni have continued their studies at institutions such as New York University, Boston University, Columbia University, and Stanford University.

Our graduates go on to work for the following companies and artists like, ABC, Behringer, Bose, CBS, Encompass, ESPN, Guitar Center Pro Audio Lab, Maryland Sound, Mohegan Sun, NBC, Nevessa Productions, North American Theatrix, Taylor Swift, Telefunken USA, The Hit Factory, Universal Pictures, Vertical Horizon, WABC, WTNH and Zoom.

Inside the Audio Labs and Studios

Jahvon Fox

Audio Engineering Technology, 2020

Fox is working on freelance work related to the skills he acquired in the audio engineering technology program while pursuing an exciting music career under his stage name "KNoWTe." He credits his experience in CETA, at UHart, and most importantly, his faculty, for his most recent success and growth.

UHart provided the hands-on classes I needed in order to learn the skills that are necessary for my field. The University also provided me a space to meet other creative students on campus, allowing me to cultivate personal and working relationships that have helped me get to where I am today.

Audio Engineering Technology Faculty

Michael deAlmeida
Applied Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
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David Shuman
Program Director, Audio Engineering Technology; Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
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