M.S. in Music Engineering Technology

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The mission of the Music Engineering Technology program is to:

  • 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
  • Promote advancements in the invention, design, and implementation of audio hardware and software.

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, Avid, Universal Audio, Soundtoys, iZotope, Waves LLC, Smule, Apple Computer, Microsoft, Eventide, Bose, Shure, Dolby Laboratories, Roland, Beats by Dr. Dre, Spotify, Harman International, JBL, Analog Devices, Motorola, Texas Instruments, Cirrus Logic, 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.

The two-year graduate curriculum incorporates 30 hours of coursework culminating in an original research project and thesis dissertation. Coursework includes 12 credits in advanced electrical engineering, computer engineering, mechanical engineering or computer science combined with 18 credits in advanced music engineering technology classes, thesis research and electives. The thesis 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.

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