Music Technology Systems

Music Technology Systems

H663 BEng Music Technology Systems - Bachelor of Engineering: 3 year
H664 BEng Music Technology Systems - Bachelor of Engineering: 3 year (with a year in industry)

H666 MEng Music Tech. Systems - Integrated Master of Engineering: 4 year
H665 MEng Music Tech. Systems - Integrated Master of Engineering: 4 year (with a year in industry)

H667 BEng Electronic Engineering with Music Tech. Systems - Bachelor of Engineering: 3 year
H661 BEng Electronic Engineering with Music Tech. Systems - Bachelor of Engineering: 3 year (with a year in industry)

H669 MEng Electronic Engineering with Music Tech. Systems - Integrated Master of Engineering: 4 year
H668 MEng Electronic Engineering with Music Tech. Systems - Integrated Master of Engineering: 4 year (with a year in industry)

These courses have been designed for those students who wish to combine a professional education in electronics with an understanding of the internal design and function of contemporary music technology systems.

  • They are intended to provide training for the next generation of audio engineers and designers of electronic instruments, studio equipment and music systems.
  • As they combine an essential background in electronics, management and computing in the teaching of music technology, this broad professional education in electronic engineering also enables a wide career choice.
  • The courses allow recording and musical interests to be pursued alongside more technical studies. 

The courses are not "musical" in the sense that there is no formal development of performance skills, the emphasis is on engineering, computers and technology in the context of musical applications.

Nevertheless, in addition to the more technical material in areas such as synthesiser technology, MIDI, sampling, signal processing and the like, studio and field recording techniques also form important strands in the course, making for a considerable musical atmosphere.

Not only will students be expected to develop their skills in the technical aspects of recording, but they will also contribute through involvement in the musical activities - providing the source material for the studio sessions. There is also a detailed description of the recording studio suite, equipped to commercial standard.

Transfer between the two course titles (Music Technology Systems/Electronic Engineering with Music Technology Systems) is straightforward. Content is identical. This flexibility allows students to select a course geared to their developing career aspirations.

The structure of both of the BEng Honours Degree courses is identical to that of the MEng for the first two years but involves a less ambitious individual project and a smaller range of courses and options in the final year.

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