BS in Electrical Engineering – Audio Engineering Concentration

Objective

The interdisciplinary program developed and administered collaboratively by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Frost School of Music. The program uniquely meets the needs of industry, training professionals with solid foundations in technical areas where sound and acoustics play a key role. Students gain theoretical knowledge from engineering and music, along with the analytical, technical and design skills that can only be acquired with an engineering degree. The BSEE – Audio Engineering Concentration program is accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET).

The objectives of the BSEE – Audio Engineering Concentration program is to prepare graduates who, within the first four to six years after graduation are, either:

  • Working as a professional or as an entrepreneur in an area closely related to electronics, digital design, digital electronics, biomedical systems, instrumentation industry, microprocessors, audio recording, audio synthesis and acoustics, or
  • Exhibit lifelong learning by pursuing or having completed a graduate or professional degree and/or demonstrated professional development

Curriculum

Students enrolled in BSEE – Audio Engineering Concentration program are required to complete 134 course credits.

Plan of Study

 

Freshman Year

Fall

Credit Hours

ECE 111

Introduction to Engineering I

3

ENG 105

English Composition I

3

MTH 151

Calculus I for Engineers

5

PHY 205

University Physics I

3

MTC 109

Music Theory Skills I

3

 

Credit Hours

17

Spring

ECE 112

Introduction to Engineering II

2

ECE 118

Introduction to Programming

3

ENG 107

English Composition II: Science and Technology

3

MTH 162

Calculus II

4

PHY 206

University Physics II

3

PHY 208

University Physics II Lab

1

 

Credit Hours

16

Sophomore Year

Fall

ECE 201

Electrical Circuit Theory

3

ECE 218

Data Structures

3

MTH 311

Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations

3

PHY 207

University Physics III

3

PHY 209

University Physics III Lab

1

MMI 201

Introduction to Music Recording

3

 

Credit Hours

16

Spring

ECE 202

Electronics I

3

ECE 203

Electrical Circuits Laboratory

1

ECE 206

Circuits, Signals and Systems

3

ECE 211

Logic Design

3

CHM 151

Chemistry for Engineers

3

CHM 153

Chemistry Laboratory for Engineers

1

MTH 210

Introduction to Linear Algebra

3

 

Credit Hours

17

Junior Year

Fall

ECE 302

Electronics II

3

ECE 303

Electronics Laboratory

1

ECE 315

Digital Design Laboratory

1

ECE 336

Discrete-Time Signals And Systems

3

ECE 310 or IEN 310

Introduction to Engineering Probability 

or Introduction to Engineering Probability

3

MMI 502

Audio Signal Processing I

3

HA Cognate (Humanities and Arts Elective) 1

3

 

Credit Hours

17

Spring

ECE 212

Processors: Hardware, Software, And Interfacing

3

ECE 316

Structured Digital Design

1

ECE 436

Digital Signal Processing

3

EE Core Elective 1

3

MMI 172

Audio Design Workshop III

1

MMI 503

Audio Signal Processing II

3

HA Cognate 2

3

 

Credit Hours

17

Senior Year

Fall

ECE 437

Real-Time Digital Signal Processing Laboratory

1

ECE 481

Senior Project I

1

ECE 502

Engineering Acoustics

3

ECE Design Elective 1

3

Audio Engineering or Tech. Elective

3

PS Cognate (People and Society Elective) 1

3

HA Cognate (Adv. HA Elective) 1

3

 

Credit Hours

17

Spring

ECE 482

Senior Project II

2

ECE 540

Digital Speech and Audio Processing

3

MMI 436

Audio Postproduction 4

3

MMI 501

Transducer Theory

3

PS Cognate (People and Society Elective) 1

3

PS Cognate (Adv. PS Elective) 1

3

 

Credit Hours

17

 

Total Credit Hours

134

 

 

1See description of electives under the Electrical and Computer Engineering Section. To be selected from lists of approved People and Society (PS)/Humanities and Arts (HA) cognates, to be selected from the list of available cognates.

  2Recommended a cognate that includes a Musicology Elective.

  3Offered only in the Fall semester.

  4Note that MMI 504 could be substituted for MMI 436.

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