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Audio Engineering Technology

From mechanical and electrical design through theatre sound implementation, audio engineering technology majors focus on how audio hardware works and why, as well as how to apply it in a variety of spaces.

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.

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.

The Purdue Polytechnic Institute is one of 10 academic colleges at Purdue University. The Polytechnic specializes in team-based labs where you’ll test ideas, take things apart and put them back together — only better. You’ll learn side-by-side with professors who have worked in the industry and thrive on combining theory, imagination and real-world application. In this innovative environment, you'll learn by doing - gaining deep technical knowledge and applied skills in your chosen discipline coupled with problem-solving, critical-thinking, communication and leadership skills employers desire.

Plan of Study

Audio Engineering Technology Webpage

Transfer to Audio Engineering Technology

Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue's overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Contact Information

Lindsay Haugland
(765) 494-9039

Purdue Polytechnic Institute

Careers in Audio Engineering Technology

  •   Audio systems engineer
  •   Automotive entertainment designer
  •   Imagineer
  •   Test engineer
  •   Audio system consulting and sales

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