From the science and maths that goes into ensuring thousands of fans enjoy the same experience at a gig, to public speeches and designing studios - audio engineering plays a major role in the delivery of music and sound. Our course is unique in that it combines the study of acoustics, audio system design and software engineering. In fact, you'll develop an understanding of everything in which audio plays a part and the science behind it.
Your will study advanced audio engineering - such as loud speaker design and how to position them in space to give the best coverage - interface and interactivity, theoretical and applied acoustics, advanced audio engineering and audio software engineering.
We'll teach you about digital signal processing, how we generate audio effects, research on psychoacoustics, analogue modelled effects and music information retrieval - analysing music to pull out meaningful information like drum beats and rhythm. You'll also examine new research areas to develop better audio effects.
If you have an inquiring mind about audio and want to know more about how things work and the impact this has on the way we use them, this course is a great opportunity to pursue your passion. We'll give you the chance to tailor your studies on any of the key areas within our course that interest you most.
Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Audio Technology or Engineering, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional.
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.
If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.
Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.
Our facilities are what make us stand out from the crowd - you will have access to a phenomenal array of the latest equipment.
You'll have the opportunity to use our reverberation chamber - in which you can move panels to control reverberation time and accurately create spaces - while our anechoic chamber will provide you with experience of measuring audio equipment.
We also offer a suite of high-quality professional music studios and the latest computer resources for software engineering.
Thanks to our strong links with live sound industries and audio plug-in development software companies you will hear from industry experts at guest lectures, while our tutors are some of the best acousticians around.
If you're an audio professional, we'll help you formalise your knowledge of acoustics and live sound - from setting up PA systems, sound checks and making modifications when the audience arrives, to improving your knowledge of what is happens to sound so you can build a system that gives an audience the best possible experience.
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Last updated December 1, 2016