Jun 01, 2023
About the Program
The Audio Engineering Technology major is part of the Electrical Engineering Technology program. The Electrical Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.
When you major in audio engineering technology at Purdue University, you’ll learn to create sound by building a guitar or a pick-up. You will focus on designing, building, and testing a variety of technologies, such as microphone amplifiers, mixers and other signal processors, Bluetooth and other radio frequency channels, power amplifiers, and loud speakers. Then you will combine these audio elements to properly record, play, and reinforce sound in a public performance space.
Audio Engineering Technology Website
School of Engineering Technology Major Change (CODO) Requirements
120 Credits Required
Departmental/Program Major Courses (55 credits)
Required Major Courses (55 credits)
Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (62 credits)
Electives + (3 credits)
Any non-remedial course.
University Core Requirements
For a complete listing of University Core Course Selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.
- Human Cultures: Behavioral/Social Science (BSS)
- Human Cultures: Humanities (HUM)
- Information Literacy (IL)
- Oral Communication (OC)
- Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
- Science #1 (SCI)
- Science #2 (SCI)
- Science, Technology, and Society (STS)
- Written Communication (WC)
Civics Literacy Proficiency Requirement:
The Civics Literacy Proficiency activities are designed to develop civic knowledge of Purdue students in an effort to graduate a more informed citizenry.
Students will complete the Proficiency by passing a test of civic knowledge, and completing one of three paths:
- Attending six approved civics-related events and completing an assessment for each; or
- Completing 12 podcasts created by the Purdue Center for C-SPAN Scholarship and Engagement that use C-SPAN material and completing an assessment for each; or
- Earning a passing grade for one of these approved courses (or transferring in approved AP or departmental credit in lieu of taking a course)
For more information visit the Civics Literacy Proficiency website.
For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.
- Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science for University Core may be selected to satisfy either the Business Selective or a General Education Selective requirement.
- Human Cultures Humanities for University Core Curriculum may be selected to satisfy either a Theater and Sound Selective or a General Education Selective requirement.
- Students must earn a “D-” or better in all courses.
- Courses at Purdue University may only be attempted a maximum of three (3) times, including W, WF, I, IF and all graded attempts.
- Senior Capstone Selective I/II and 12 hours of ECET lab-based courses at the 300-level or higher must be taken at Purdue University West Lafayette and/or Polytechnic Statewide.
- 32 credit hours of 300-level or higher courses must be completed at Purdue University.
- The Audio Engineering Technology (AUET) major is within the Electrical Engineering Technology program.
- Intercultural Requirement (ungraded) must be completed.
- Professional Requirement (ungraded) must be completed.
The ♦ course is considered critical.
In alignment with the Degree Map Guidance for Indiana’s Public Colleges and Universities, published by the Commission for Higher Education (pursuant to HEA 1348-2013), a Critical Course is identified as “one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major. Students who want to be nurses, for example, should know that they are expected to be proficient in courses like biology in order to be successful. These would be identified by the institutions for each degree program”.
The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.
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