College of Engineering and Technology

University of Derby

Audio Engineering

This programme has been devised to allow good graduates of electronic engineering, music technology, or similar courses to develop the higher level expertise needed to enter the field of audio engineering and to allow those already in it to upgrade their skills and understanding. You will develop the skills and knowledge valued most by employers in the field of audio engineering. To do this we have developed the course in consultation with leading organisations in the field and have identified the areas of audio electronics, live sound reinforcement, surround sound systems and software engineering that are central to the needs of the industry.

Entry requirements

An appropriate undergraduate degree in engineering, science or music technology (2.1 or above) or an equivalent qualification. If English if not your 1st language, then you will need to hold IELTS 6.0 or above.

Course modules

Modules: Research methods: application and evaluation; audio electronics; audio innovation; live sound system design and optimisation; independent engineering scholarship; advanced surround systems; audio software engineering; negotiated technical modules.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 550 per Module (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 11,760 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

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