Audio Engineering at the University of Miami was established 1992. The program brings together faculty expertise from Electrical and Computer Engineering and from the Frost School of Music. It 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 analytical, technical and design skills that can only be acquired with an engineering degree.
Fully ABET-accredited, the Audio Engineering curriculum combines traditional electrical engineering areas such as electronics, digital systems, microprocessors and digital signal processing with audio studies in acoustics, digital speech and audio, and acoustic transducers. Students work in modern laboratory facilities where they can experiment with electronics, digital design, microprocessors, audio recording, audio synthesis and acoustics. UM Audio Engineering graduates are audio-specialized electrical engineers who are highly sought-after by the industry.
During its 26 successful years, Audio Engineering at UM has produced an impressive group of alumni successful careers in music, gaming and entertainment, telecommunications, the analog and digital electronics, computer and software industries, and in the biomedical systems and instrumentation industry. Many have pursued graduate degrees at other top universities. The program implements continous improvements, including innovative teaching and hands-on audio engineering design projects, as well as ever-deeper links with industry.