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Leeds Beckett University

Audio Engineering

UCAS Code: 2B02

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.

UCAS Tariff

112

A minimum of 72 points from two A levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Audio technology

Take your interest in audio to the next level and gain the technical, scientific and engineering expertise that will enable you to produce high-quality audio solutions.

How do you design a public address system to deliver an important speech to thousands of listeners, or predict the acoustic impact of new high-speed rail lines on nearby homes and engineer solutions to reduce this impact? With its unique blend of engineering, acoustics, programming and electronics, this course will give you the theoretical grounding and skills to answer these questions and many more like them.

Designed by a teaching team who continue to work in the audio industry - many of whom are members of the Institute of Acoustics (IOA) and Audio Engineering Society (AES) - this is a course dedicated to analysing how audio systems work. You will develop your flair for science, technology, engineering and problem solving, learning how to apply this knowledge to recording live sound, digital broadcasts, studio and location sound and audio-visual applications.

Working with others is at the forefront of a career in the audio industries and we will improve your communications skills so you gain the confidence to progress in this environment. You will get involved in real-world projects that reflect the acoustic issues and technical requirements you will face in industry.

Audio engineering covers an array of environments - live music events, loudspeaker design, studio sound, theatre halls and sound reproduction systems, to name just a few. You will graduate with the ability to understand the physical nature and behaviour of sound and use this to benefit audio production and performance.

**MUSIC STUDIOS**
Write, mix, produce and record your own music in our state-of-the-art studios. You will be following in the footsteps of BRIT Award-winning musicians Piers Aggett and Kesi Dryden, of Rudimental, who both studied at the University.

**TEACHING AND LEARNING**
We regularly review our courses to ensure we are offering you the best educational experience. This course is currently being reviewed for 2019 entry. The full confirmed details of the course as it will be offered for 2019/20 will be published from August 2018.

Modules

Year 1 Core Modules:
- Analogue and Digital Audio Systems
- Audio Electronics
- Acoustics and Critical Listening
- Creative Audio Technologies
- Audio Engineering Skills
- Studio Engineering Techniques
Year 2 Core Modules:
- Audio Transducer Design
- Level 5 Project
- Audio System Design
- Acoustics and Psychoacoustics
- Digital Signal Processing
Year 3 Core Modules:
-Audio Engineering Project
- Applied Acoustics
- Sound Reproduction Systems
- Spatial Audio

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£10,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

City CampusC

Department:

Film, Music and Performing Arts

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

77%
med
Audio technology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Others in technology

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
74%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

92%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
82%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
87%
Male students
13%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

E
D
C

After graduation


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Others in technology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,058
low
Average annual salary
86%
low
Employed or in further education
29%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
20%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
18%
Other elementary services occupations

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