Apr 14, 2021
About the Program
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
Degree Requirements and Supplemental Information
The full Program Requirements for 2016-17 Audio Engineering Technology include all Supplemental Information and selective lists of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. These are intended to be printer-friendly, but include less descriptive course detail.
Please see below for program requirements and the necessary degree fulfillments.
120-cr for graduation
“D-” or better required in all major courses
Departmental/Program Major Courses (120 credits)
Required Major Courses (55 credits)
Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (62 credits)
English Composition Selective (3 credits)
(satisfies Written Communication for core)
Industrial Economics Selective (3 credits)
Statistics Selective (3 credits)
Advanced Theatre Sound Selective (3 credits)
Free Elective (3 credits)
University Core Requirements
Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org
*Fulfills University Core Curriculum requirement.
**Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science for University Core may be selected to satisfy either the Business Selective or a General Education Selective requirement.
- 120 semester credits and a 2.0 Graduation GPA are required for the Bachelor of Science degree.
- 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 Selectives must be taken at the Purdue University location conferring the degree.
- 32 credit hours of 300-level or higher courses must be completed at Purdue University.
Choose from list: Refer to the Supplemental Information sheet for 2016-17 Audio Engineering Technology for a complete list of selectives and requirements.
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Foreign Language Courses
A foreign language is not required. However, foreign language courses may be used to meet General Education Selective requirements and will satisfy the Human Cultures: Humanities requirement for the University Core Curriculum. Acceptable languages include:
American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish