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2016-2017 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Acoustical Engineering and Music, B.S.E.

Program Director: Celmer

This program was instituted in 1976 by Professor Emeritus Conrad Hemond Jr. of the School of Engineering’s Acoustics Laboratory, and Professor Emeritus William Willett of The Hartt School. Those who pursue the field of engineering to study acoustics have many career areas from which to choose. These include audio engineering (high-fidelity sound system design), architectural acoustics (design of concert halls, recording studios, and music rooms), musical acoustics (design of musical instruments), noise control and sound quality (of machinery, jet engines, automobiles, and environmental regulations), and bioacoustics (design of hearing aids, replacement parts for the ear, hearing test equipment). To be accepted into this curriculum, applicants must have the math and science background required of all engineering students and must successfully pass the entrance requirements of The Hartt School, including an audition.

Although the curriculum is scheduled to be completed within four years, it is one of the most rigorous undergraduate programs at the University, requiring at least 141 credits for completion. Acoustical engineering and music students bring a special perspective to their studies because of their individual pursuits.

Program Mission

The mission of the Acoustical Engineering and Music program is to provide an excellent educational experience for students, with an emphasis on preparing graduates for professional practice in engineering and/or graduate school.

Educational Objectives

The Acoustical Engineering and Music program seeks to prepare men and women for productive, rewarding careers in the engineering profession. During their careers our alumni

  1. will become successful practicing engineers in a wide range of acoustical engineering fields and will advance professionally by accepting responsibilities and, potentially, pursuing leadership roles;
  2. will advance their knowledge of engineering, both formally and informally, by engaging in lifelong learning experiences; and
  3. will, as contributing members of multidisciplinary engineering teams, successfully apply the fundamentals of engineering analysis and design to the formulation and solution of emerging technical problems.

Requirements for Bachelor of Science in Engineering

Acoustical Engineering and Music
141–147 credits 1
Credits in the major: 58 10 plus at least 40 in music

Freshman Year

First Semester (18 credits)

Second Semester (18 credits)

Sophomore Year

First Semester (19 credits)

Second Semester (18 credits)

Junior Year

Second Semester (19 credits)

Senior Year

First Semester (15 [18] credits)

Second Semester (15 [18] credits)


See Program Requirement Notes-CETA  for superscripts above.