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2023-2024 University Catalog 
    
2023-2024 University Catalog

Audio Engineering Technology, BS


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  

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (55 credits)


Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (62 credits)


Electives + (3 credits)


Any non-remedial course.

Grade Requirements


  • 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.

GPA Requirements


  • 2.0 Graduation GPA is required for the Bachelor of Science degree.

Course Requirements and Notes


  • 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.
  • 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.

Non-course / Non-credit Requirements


  • Intercultural Requirement (ungraded) must be completed.
  • Professional Requirement (ungraded) must be completed.
  • Professional and Intercultural requirements will be satisfied by completion of experiences, assessments, and courses that are pre-approved by the ECET Curriculum Committee.  Approved courses may fulfill other degree requirements.
  • Choose from list: Refer to the Audio Engineering Technology Supplemental Information for a complete list of selectives and requirements (including ungraded requirements).

Pass/No Pass Policy


Pass/no pass grading allowed for General Education Selectives and Electives (up to 9 hrs).

Transfer Credit Policy


Transfer credit from other institutions, including courses taken as dual or concurrent credit in high school, and credit from testing such as Advanced Placement and  International Baccalaureate that are an exact match for Purdue courses, may be applied to degree requirements.

For undistributed credit to be applied to degree requirements, the course or courses will need to be evaluated by the ECET Curriculum Committee for approval.  Additional approvals will be required for courses to meet University Core Curriculum requirements.  In both cases approval is not automatic.

University Requirements


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. For more information visit the Civics Literacy Proficiency website.

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).

Upper Level Requirement


  • Resident study at Purdue University for at least two semesters and the enrollment in and completion of at least 32 semester hours of coursework required and approved for the completion of the degree. These courses are expected to be at least junior-level (30000+) courses.
  • Students should be able to fulfill most, if not all, of these credits within their major requirements; there should be a clear pathway for students to complete any credits not completed within their major.

Additional Information


  • The Audio Engineering Technology (AUET) major is within the Electrical Engineering Technology program.

Sample 4-Year Plan


16 Credits


16 Credits


15 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


15 Credits


15 Credits


16 Credits


15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


12 Credits


Critical Course


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”. 

Disclaimer


The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

Consultation with an advisor may result in an altered plan customized for an individual student.

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