Master of Science in Music Engineering Technology

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Music Engineering Technology program at the Frost School of Music is to:

  • Promote advancements in the invention, design, and implementation of audio hardware and software.
  • Provide the highest quality education in the field of music engineering technology
  • Promote advancements in the fidelity and creativity of music recording, production, and reproduction
Interested in pursuing a Graduate Degree at Frost?

Top-Ranked Program

The Graduate Music Engineering Technology degree (GMUE) was introduced in 1986 and has consistently placed graduates into high-tech engineering fields that emphasize audio technology, usually in audio software and hardware design engineering and product engineering or development. Our graduates have enjoyed employment at companies specifically aimed at high-tech audio such as Sonos, Amazon Lab126, Avid, Universal Audio, Soundtoys, iZotope, Waves LLC, Smule, Apple, Facebook Reality Labs, Microsoft, Eventide, Bose, Shure, Dolby Laboratories, Roland, Beats by Dr. Dre, Spotify, Harman International, JBL, Analog Devices, Biamp, QSC, Motorola, Texas Instruments, Cirrus Logic, Audio Precision, and many more.

Applicants to the M.S. in Music Engineering Technology typically hold a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, math, physics, or other hard sciences and are passionate about combining their love of music and engineering. A few hold dual degrees in music and other engineering/technology areas. The Music Engineering Technology program enjoys being part of a world-class, top-ranked School of Music, and students may become licensed to use the new $1.2 million state of the art recording studio if they wish.

Curriculum Overview

The two-year graduate curriculum incorporates 30 hours of coursework culminating in an original research project and manuscript. Coursework includes 9 credits in advanced electrical engineering, computer engineering, or computer science combined with 12 credits in advanced music engineering technology classes, 6 credits of graduate-level music industry electives, and 3 credits for the research project.

Core Coursework

Required for all graduate music engineering students:

  • Current Trends in Music Engineering (MMI 705 – Fall)
  • Computational Psychoacoustics (MMI 610 – Spring)
  • Audio Software Development I (MMI 603 – Spring)
  • Master’s Research Project (MMI 813)

Final Research Project

The research project requires original work in a music engineering subject area; this independent project provides students with in-depth knowledge of a specific subject area and provides experience in technical research and in original thinking.

Choosing your Field of Study

These elective combinations have been hand-selected according to specific fields of study. These are recommendations only, and you may enroll in any advisor-approved electives.

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  • Field of Music Informatics

    • Machine Learning (ECE 648 – Spring or Fall)
    • Principles of Artificial Intelligence (ECE 637 – Fall)
    • Neural Networks (ECE 653)
    • +1 additional MMI elective
    • +2 additional music electives

  • Field of Audio Programming

    • Audio Software Development II (MMI 604 – Fall)
    • Audio Programming for iOS (MMI 608)
    • Digital Speech & Audio Processing (ECE 640 – Spring)
    • +2 additional ECE electives
    • +1 additional music elective

  • Field of Digital Audio

    • Digital Audio Theory (MMI 602 – Fall)
    • Digital Speech & Audio Processing (ECE 640 – Spring)
    • Adaptive Filters and Signal Processing (ECE 636)
    • +1 additional ECE elective
    • +2 additional music electives

  • Field of Analog Audio

    • Transducer Theory (MMI 601 – Spring)
    • Engineering Acoustics (ECE 602 – Fall)
    • Engineering Analytical Techniques (ECE 600)
    • +1 additional ECE courses
    • +2 additional music electives

  • Music electives

    Suggested music electives include (but are not limited to):

    • Any advanced Music Engineering elective (MMI)
    • Audio Technology for Musicians (MMI 520)
    • Entrepreneurship for Musicians (MMI 630)
    • Recording Engineering Seminar (MMI 631)
    • Classical Music of the 20th and 21st centuries (MCY 624)
    • Music of the United States (MCY 637)
    • Miami’s Musical Heritage (MCY 653)
    • Music Cultures of the World (MCY 654)


The Music Engineering Technology program at the Frost School of Music has also enjoyed participating in interdisciplinary research along with biomedical engineering, computer science, neuroscience, and physical therapy. Our research facility has recently hosted students visiting from Columbia, Georgia Tech, Florida International University, University of Virginia, and the University of Florida.

In the field of Music Engineering, we are The Makers.

For more information on the M.S. in Music Engineering Technology Degree, please visit the Academic Bulletin.

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