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Acoustical Engineering, BSE

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  • 48 months
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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 program at University of Hartford is to provide excellent educational experience for its students, with an emphasis on preparing graduates for professional practice in engineering and/or graduate school.

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 percent job placement (or graduate school acceptance) following graduation.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Engineering Freshman Dialogue 
  • Engineering and Design 
  • Calculus
  • Academic Writing
  • Diatonic Harmony
  • Elementary Ear Training
  • Private music instruction 
  • Performing organization
  • Dynamics 
  • Mechanics of Materials 
  • Differential Equations 
  • Mechanical Engineering Materials and Laboratory 
  • Acoustic Engineering by Design 
  • Fundamentals of Circuits and Electronics
  • World Music Survey 
  • Thermodynamics
  • Engineering and Environmental Acoustics 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Web Application - Please complete this online application.
  • The Common Application – Please complete this application if you are attending a High/Prep School in the US or an International School overseas.
  • If English is not your native language you are required to prove that your language ability is meets our minimum standard.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    40490 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40490 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    40490 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40490 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for West Hartford

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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