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

  • UCAS code


    2B02
  • Institution code


    L27
  • Main location


    Headingley Campus Beckett Park
  • Attendance


    Full-Time
  • Duration


    3 Years
  • Start date


    20 Sep 2021

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

As part of your 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
  • Study a blend of engineering, acoustics, programming and electronics
  • Apply your skills and knowledge to acoustic issues and technical requirements you’ll face in industry
  • Learn to record live sound, digital broadcasts, studio and location sound and audio-visual applications
  • Work across a variety of environments including live music events, studio sound and sound reproduction systems

You’ll practise using your knowledge to find solutions to audio engineering problems. For example, you’ll learn how to predict and reduce the acoustic impact of rail lines on nearby homes, and how to design a public address system to deliver a speech to thousands of listeners

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 the workplace.

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

Industry links
Our strong links with the music industry will enhance your learning and you’ll learn from guest lectures delivered by industry experts. Previously, companies including Prism Sound, manufacturers of audio products for recording studios and broadcasts, have visited to speak to our students. 

Specialist facilities
We offer access to professional-standard recording studios and some of the latest computer resources for software engineering. You will have a variety of tools to practice acoustic analysis - measuring sound pressure levels, frequency and impulse response - allowing you to look at how a speaker performs. Digital signal processing software will also be available to you, enabling you to design your own audio software tools.

Artist in Residence Programme
The Artist in Residence programme gives our students an opportunity to work with professional artists and gives them a taste of what is it like to work on a professional music project. So far, we have welcomed artists Chris T-T, Ian Prowse, I Monster, Tom Williams and Utah Saints.

Why study Audio Engineering at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. 100% of students from BSc (Hons) Audio Engineering in work or further study 15 months after graduating.*
  2. Accredited by JAMES - we were the first university in England to become a JAMES Integrated Learning Centre.
  3. Benefit from the university's strong links with the music industry and learn from guest lectures delivered by industry experts.
  4. Opportunity to take a sandwich year – a period of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience.
  5. Study within Leeds School of Arts - one of the largest university arts communities in the north, with 3000 students spread across over 40 courses.
  6. The new Leeds School of Arts building will give you access to dedicated music studios, Foley studios, dubbing and music recording studios, acoustic labs and a host of post-production suites.

*Graduate Outcomes 2020

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