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The primary goal of the MSAE program is to enhance our students’ theoretical and practical skills and knowledge. The curriculum allows the student have either a practitioner or academic focus depending on whether he/she seeks to go into commercial or industrial research and design (R&D), pursue a Ph.D., or work in the professional sectors. Graduates of the program will have the skills and knowledge to continue their professional and creative careers; enter the professional industrial, governmental, or education workforce; or continue their studies in an appropriate doctoral program.

The M.S. with a major in Audio Engineering requires thirty-four (34) credit hours of study and is designed for completion in as few as five (5) consecutive semesters (summer inclusive).  Seventeen (17) credit hours are dedicated to disciplinary knowledge and expertise while eleven (11) credit hours of study are chosen from electives that support career specialties or academic research proficiencies.  Six (6) credit hours are dedicated to the culminating project, either the Thesis Practicum or the Applied Practice Review.

 

Audio Engineering curriculum
M.S. with a major in Audio Engineering
 curriculum completion by academic focus
Credit Hours
Disciplinary Knowledge & Expertise 17
AET 5010.  Acoustic and Electro-acoustic Measurement & Design 3
AET 5050.  Critical Listening for Audio & Music Production 2
AET 5230.  Auditory Perception and Hearing Science 3
AET 5410.  Digital Audio, Computer Programming, Signal Analysis 3
AET 5420.  Audio Signal Processing 3
AET 5500 Research Design and Methods 3
Elective and Specialized Study (choose from) 11
AET 5030 Studio Systems and Operations 3
AET 5040.  Sound Reinforcement & Concert Mixing 3
AET 5060 Sound Design for Mixed Media 3
AET 5070 Mastering and Applied Critical Evaluation 2
AET 5390 Audio Engineering Internship 1-2
AET 5510 Advanced Concepts in Sonic Blending 2
AET 5895 Special Topics 1-3
AET 5990 Independent Study 1-3
AET 6025 Historical Master Recording Techniques 2
AET 5991. Directed Study: In Research Methods 3
Career Specialty (choose one) 6
AET 5600 Applied Practice Review 1-3
AET 5700. Thesis Practicum 1-3
Total Credit Hours 34

 

Course Descriptions

  • AET 5010. Acoustic and Electro-acoustic Measurement and Design (3)
  • AET 5030. Studio Systems & Operations (3)
  • AET 5040. Sound Reinforcement and Concert Mixing (3)
  • AET 5050. Critical Listening for Audio & Music Production (2)
  • AET 5060. Sound Design for Mixed Media (3)
  • AET 5070. Mastering and Applied Critical Evaluation (2)
  • AET 5230. Auditory Perception and Hearing Science. (3)
  • AET 5390. Internship (1-2)
  • AET 5410. Digital Audio, Computer Programming, and Signal Analysis (3)
  • AET 5420. Audio Signal Processing (3)
  • AET 5500. Research Design and Methods (3)
  • AET 5510. Advanced Concepts in Sonic Blending (2)
  • AET 5600. Applied Practice Review (1-3)
  • AET 5700. Thesis Practicum (1-3)
  • AET 5991. Directed Study (1-3)
  • AET 6025. Historical Master Recording Techniques (2)
  • AET 6990. Independent Study (1-3)