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2018-2019 University Catalog 
2018-2019 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Audio Engineering Technology Supplemental Information

ECET Selective (3 hours)

The ECET Selective can be selected from one of the following courses. Please note that not all all ECET Selectives are offered every year.

Oral Communication Selective+ (3 hours)

  • Any communications (COM) course at the 20000 level or higher.

General Education Selective+ (3 hours)

Select 3 hours in the following subject areas (disciplines):

  • Foreign languages (except for courses in a student’s native language)
  • African American Studies (AAS)
  • Art and Design (AD)
  • American Studies (AMST)
  • Anthropology (ANTH)
  • Asian American Studies (ASAM)
  • American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Bands (BAND)
  • Classics (CLCS)
  • Comparative Literature (CMPL)
  • Communication (COM)
  • English (ENGL)
  • History (HIST)
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (IDIS)
  • Linguistics (LING)
  • Music History and Theory (MUS)
  • Philosophy (PHIL)
  • Political Science (POL)
  • Psychology (PSY)
  • Religious Studies (REL)
  • Sociology (SOC)
  • Theater (THTR)
  • Women’s Studies (WGSS)

Acoustics Selective (3 hours)


Minors are offered through a variety of disciplines. The discipline offering the minor establishes the requirement. A minor is not required.

Theater Design and Production Minor

Students who complete the AUET major with 1-4 additional credit hours of THTR/DANC courses may be eligible for the Theater Design and Production Minor. At a minimum, the minor requires an additional credit hour of THTR/DANC 36800 (which can be used to satisfy the Electives); at least 50% of the courses for the minor must be taken at Purdue University and GPA requirements must be met.

Intercultural Requirement

Step 1: Complete the Pre-test Intercultural Development Inventory Assessments (1st year)

Step 2: Complete one (1) of the following global experiences:*

  • Participate in A Purdue University international capstone, collaborative project, or
  • Participate in an international internship (international location), or
  • Participate in a full semester abroad program program, or
  • Complete 3 credit hours from the Polytechnic list of recommended Global/Cultural courses.

Step 3: Complete the Post-test Intercultural Development Inventory Assessments (4th year)

NOTE FOR TRANSFER/CODO STUDENTS: Transfer and CODO students with less than 75 credit hours remaining to completed their Polytechnic Plan of Study are exempt from Step 1 (taking the IDI Pre-test).

*Global experiences must take place during the time of enrollment in Polytechnic to complete Step 2. Experiences taken place prior to a student’s initial enrollment will not serve to complete Step 2. Intercultural competencies gained on experiences prior to Polytechnic enrollment will be captured as baseline data on a student’s IDI.

Professional Requirement

The SOET Professional Experience requirement is intended to document those experiences which help expose SOET students to the expectations of their profession prior to graduation. This may occur through industrial experience, technical or administrative involvement with community service, military service, et cetera. Approval has been granted for the following experiences. Additional experiences may also satisfy this graduation requirement. Requests for approval should be submitted to the SOET Curriculum Subcommittee Chair for consideration, allowing at least four academic weeks for review and response.

Table 1: Approved Professional Experiences

Approval by



Any TECH Professional Practice course (co-op, intern, etc.)


MET 29900 Internship for Credit


Industry-sponsored senior capstone


EPICS courses, minimum of two


Lab Assistant (satisfactory completion of a minimum of one lab division for one term; e.g., ECET 29900 or MET 39200)


Any approved internship (assuming student and/or employer provide documentation)


Military service (ROTC, reservist, active duty, veteran)


Other undergraduate research experiences (e.g., employed in the AEL as lab technician)


Independent study - by petition to ensure the project meets the spirit of the requirement


Professional society/club activities (e.g., led the Solar Racing team) - by petition


Any approved employment