Audio Engineering Technology
Our relationship to sound is critical. It is one of the main ways we interpret the world around us, from your personal ear buds and your desktop, to a concert hall, sports stadiums, amusement parks, the halls of congress, and even the battlefield.
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.
From mechanical and electrical design through theatre sound implementation, you will focus on how audio technology hardware works and why, as well as how to apply it in a variety of spaces. Your skills will be in demand by hardware manufacturers, convention centers, museums and performance spaces. You may work in a state-of-the-art lab, in a studio or theatre with performance stars, around the world installing your designs, or on the technical road staff for a live performance company.
- Enhance your credentials with a minor in theatre, built into your plan of study.
- Prepare for professional certifications.
- Gain global and work experience through regional and international study, internships and/or co-ops.
- Earn your advanced degree sooner through our 5-year combined BS/MS program.
- Take advantage of firsthand knowledge from professors who have worked in the industry, doing just what they are teaching you to do.
- Utilize the Polytechnic learning environment to become a career-ready graduate
- If you participated in PROJECT LEAD THE WAY courses during high school, you can redeem up to 12 credit hours toward this major.