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What will I learn?

The Acoustical Engineering program at the University of Hartford offers two unique ways to incorporate acoustics into an undergraduate engineering degree.

What is Acoustics?

Acoustics is the science of sound; how it is produced, how it travels, and how it can be detected. It covers a broad range of disciplines, including mechanical engineering, music, electrical engineering, biology, audiology, and physics.

What Does An Acoustical Engineer Do?

Those who choose the field of engineering to study acoustics have their own broad areas to choose from. These include: Audio Engineering (high fidelity sound system design), Architectural Acoustics (design of concert halls, recording studios and music rooms), Musical Acoustics (design of musical instruments), Noise Control and Sound Quality (of machinery, jet engines, automobiles, environmental regulations), and Bio-Engineering (design of hearing aids, replacement parts for the ear, hearing test equipment).

CETA's Acoustical Engineering Program offers two majors:

This nationally recognized interdisciplinary engineering program is offered in conjunction with The Hartt School, the University’s acclaimed performing arts conservatory. Since the process of Acoustical Design involves the sense of hearing, therein lies the synergy of the course work taken at The Hartt School.

Courses in ear training, private lessons, and orchestra, enable our students to become better listeners, and thus enhance their abilities as acousticians. Whether designing a lecture hall for high speech intelligibility, or designing a quieter machine, a well-trained ear can play a role in confirming, scrutinizing, and critiquing the success of the design.

The mission of the Acoustical Engineering and Music Program is to provide excellent educational experience for its students, with an emphasis on preparing graduates for professional practice in engineering and/or graduate school.


This unique degree program combines a robust mechanical engineering curriculum with the same core and elective classes as our Acoustical Engineering & Music BSE program. Both programs lead to a great variety of acoustical careers.

Career Outlook

The Class of 2019 graduates from the Acoustical Engineering and Music program along with students from the Mechanical Engineering program with an Acoustics concentration received a 100% job placement (or graduate school acceptance) following graduation.

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$40,490.00 per year
USD $20,245 per term

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

4 January 2021, 20 January 2021


College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture

200 Bloomfield Avenue,



06117, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A candidate for admission to the University of Hartford must be a graduate of, or student who will be graduated from, an accredited secondary school, or must have passed a state secondary school equivalency examination.

For international students

Applicants must have official transcript/record from each high school (secondary school) they have attended.

IELTS - 6.5


Pearsons – 58

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About this uni

Located on a beautiful campus in the United States, the University of Hartford is perfect for career-focused, community minded students.

  • Small class sizes with a student-to-faculty ratio of 9:1
  • 46 countries represented on campus
  • Top 5% of business schools worldwide (accredited by AACSB)
  • #57 for engineering programs (U.S. News & World Report)