Undergraduate BSc (Hons)

Audio Engineering

Gain the technical, scientific, and engineering skills that will enable you to produce high-quality audio solutions and turn your passion for audio into industry-level expertise.

Audio Engineering

Course Overview

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  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    3 Years
  • Start date

    18 Sep 2023

Take your passion for audio to the next level with this JAMES-accredited degree. 

As part of this course, you'll

  • Understand the physical nature and behaviour of sound and use this to benefit audio production and performance
  • Analyse how audio systems work to be able to design your own solutions
  • Study a blend of engineering, acoustics, programming and electronics
  • Apply your skills and knowledge to acoustic issues and audio design solutions you’ll face in industry
  • Practise finding solutions to audio engineering problems such as predicting and reducing the acoustic impact of rail lines on nearby homes, and designing a public address system to deliver a speech to thousands of listeners
  • Apply your knowledge to a variety of contexts including studio recording, environmental acoustics and sound reproduction systems 

Professional accreditation

This course is accredited by JAMES (Joint Audio Media Education Support) which encourages the delivery of workshops and lectures from industry professionals. A placement option between your second and third years will provide an opportunity to gain experience in industry.

Develop collaborative skills

Working with others is often at the forefront of a career in the audio industries. This course will help you to improve your communications skills and confidence, so you’re prepared for working collaboratively in the workplace.

Learn from experts

You’ll be taught by a teaching team with a wealth of professional experience who continue to work in the audio industry. Many of your tutors are members of the Institute of Acoustics (IOA) and Audio Engineering Society (AES). 

Specialist facilities

Study in our specialist audio engineering lab and develop your skills in our anechoic chamber and our reverberation room. You'll have a variety of tools to practice acoustic analysis - measuring sound pressure levels, frequency response, and other audio parameters - allowing you to look at how an audio system performs. Specialist software is available to enable you to design your own audio software tools.

Why study Audio Engineering at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Accredited by JAMES - we were the first university in England to become a JAMES Integrated Learning Centre
  2. Strong links with the music industry and guest lectures delivered by industry experts
  3. Opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year of paid employment in industry to build your skills and experience
  4. Study within one of the largest university arts communities in the north
  5. Access to specialist facilities in the new Leeds School of Arts building

Accredited by

Leeds School of Arts ‘When I feel like I’m sinking’ is a poem to mark the opening of the Leeds School of Arts building at Leeds Beckett University. Recited by the poet and Leeds Beckett graduate, Zodwa Nyoni, this short film showcases the creative work produced by our Performing Arts, Music and Sound, Filmmaking, and Creative Technologies students and graduates.

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