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.

Innovate the Future

As an engineering, technology, or architecture student, you can work closely with distinguished faculty, industry professionals, and corporate partners to drive innovation and conduct groundbreaking research. Through mentorship and guidance, students are encouraged to explore their passions and develop innovative solutions to real-world challenges.

Build Connections that Matter

Prepare to graduate not just with a degree, but with an expansive industry network. Our strong ties to industry professionals and corporate partners bridge the gap between academia and the professional world. Students frequently collaborate with these experts through internships, networking opportunities, and industry-sponsored projects. As part of our career-ready approach, students can launch their careers alongside industry experts.

Explore Our Immersive Labs & Studios

At CETA, you will engage in immersive learning, lab work, and collaborative projects from day one. Our classrooms are home to the latest technologies and equipment, allowing you to tackle real-world situations and gain the practical skills to drive industry advancements. Explore our facilities below to see where our students transform concepts into creations.

From Student to Business Owner

Devanney Do '98

Engineering Alum

For Devanney Do ’98, the tranquil and picturesque campus at the University of Hartford was not only an oasis of calm after a harrowing journey to get to America from her native Vietnam, but also a beacon of hope and optimism.

“I ended up studying engineering because my language skills were not very good but my math skills were excellent,” Dev says with understated modesty.

When she left the University, she joined technology giant Pratt & Whitney as a quality supervisor and material engineer. More recently, she decided to explore one of her other interests, semi-permanent makeup and opened a salon and training institute in Avon, Connecticut, called Chic Spa Microblading Academy.

Read Devanney's Success Story

Real-World Application

Morgan Huntt '25

Mechanical Engineering, Acoustics Concentration

Morgan Huntt '25, a mechanical engineering major with an acoustics concentration and math minor, completed a summer internship with Phoenix Noise and Vibration (PNV) in Frederick, Maryland. In their role, they shadowed engineers in the office and gained impactful hands-on experience in the field.

When reflecting on their experience as an acoustics student, Huntt explained that Dr. Bob Celmer and Dr. Christopher Jasinski have played an integral role in Huntt's academic success.

"The acoustics program has prepared me immensely for working in the field and through it, I have been able to narrow down my interests, prepare a resume, and get experience" they added.

Our Career Ready Focus

Stepping into Leadership

Emmanuel Diaz Suriel '23

Electromechanical Engineering Technology

Emmanuel "Manny" Diaz Suriel ’23 is an electromechanical engineering technology student with a passion for campus involvement and student inclusion. He has enjoyed creating and building since he was a child.

“I always loved breaking things down and making them better when I was little. I built my first computer at 10 years old, and I fell in love with it, and I am studying to be an engineer because of that,” he shared. 

While pursuing his degree, Suriel has found that campus involvement is just as important as academics. His college experience balances club activities, internship opportunities, and industry networking. Currently, Suriel is a Red Cap, a student mentor at the Center for Student Success, an athlete on the Track and Field team, a Treasurer for the National Society of Biomedical Engineers (NSBE), and serves as Vice President for the Hispanic and Latino Student Association.

Explore CETA Clubs & Organizations

Building a Community and Career

CETA's Graduate Degrees

Master of Architecture

The development of Connecticut Children’s Pediatric Specialty Care Center in Westport, Connecticut, was led by three University of Hartford alumni: Melissa (Nolan) Anthony, AIA, M’15, project manager and space planner for Connecticut Children’s; Nicholas Fucci ’14, M’16, project manager at Phase Zero Design; and Michaela Catallozzi ’11, project manager at C.E. Floyd Company, PBC. 

Together, with a talented team of architects, engineers, designers, and contractors, they brought this one-of-a-kind space to life, transporting young patients from drab, sterile healthcare spaces of the past to engaging and experiential caregiving suites.

“This project was an opportunity to bring together the best in their fields to present a final product to the Westport community that didn’t just look and feel better, but was a more purposeful and efficient space that improved the level and caliber of care,” said Anthony. “Ultimately, it was our shared vision for success that allowed us to deliver on this commitment and create something we are all so proud of.” 

Discover Our Graduate Programs

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.

Read about the Construction Management + Technology Program

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.

Read the Story

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.

See the Winning Project

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.

Explore the Hursey Center

Inspiring change. Impacting tomorrow.