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MEng (Hons) Music Technology Systems
MEng (Hons) Music Technology Systems

MEng (Hons) Music Technology Systems

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  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

A levels, AAA including Maths.

BTEC National Extended Diploma,

  • DDD from the BTEC National Extended Diploma in any subject plus A level Maths grade A

  • DD from BTEC National Diploma in any subject plus A level Maths grade A.

  • If you are studying a different combination of A levels and BTEC qualifications please contact us for advice.

Cambridge Pre-U, D3, D3, D3 including Mathematics

English Requirements

If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:

  • IELTS (Academic and Indicator), 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component

  • C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency, 169, with a minimum of 162 in each component

  • Duolingo, 100 overall, with a minimum of 90 in each component

  • GCSE/IGCSE/O level English Language (as a first or second language), Grade C

  • LanguageCert International ESOL SELT, B2 Communicator High Pass with a minimum score of 33/50 in each component

  • PTE Academic, 55, with a minimum of 51 in each component

  • TOEFL, 79 overall, with a minimum of 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking, 17 in Writing

Course Information

With access to the latest computer design labs, multi-speaker surround sound systems, multimedia studios and an anechoic chamber you’ll be able to explore synthesiser technology, MIDI, audio recording, sampling and digital audio signal processing. You’ll not just learn how this technology is applied in making and recording music, but also use your engineering expertise to design and build the next generation of audio technology.

The MEng is a fully accredited engineering course which combines professional electronics with audio and music technology.

Our MEng course will consolidate your knowledge of fundamental principles and introduce you to more advanced concepts. You'll experience a large team software engineering multimedia project, as well as managing a substantial individual project, allowing you to develop the knowledge and skills required to become a leader in the industry. With an increased choice of advanced option modules, you'll have the opportunity to engage with world-class researchers and work with our latest innovative technology.

This course is identical to our MEng Electronic Engineering with Music Technology Systems. You can choose which title you graduate with, based on your own career interests.

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Year 1

Year 1 provides you with a grounding in electronic principles, circuits, components, devices and recording studio techniques. There's a strong emphasis on mathematics and computing, including learning the C and Python programming languages. You'll also develop your practical skills, designing and building complete audio products as part of laboratories and group projects.

Core modules

Your modules will cover topics such as:

  • Engineering Design

  • Analogue Electronics and Physics

  • Mathematics

  • Digital Circuits

  • Introduction to Programming

  • Audio Technology

  • Recording Studio Techniques

Year 2

In Year 2 you'll learn to analyse and design hardware and software systems. You'll study material including acoustics, data structures, algorithms, electromagnetism and Java programming. An advanced construction project gives you the opportunity to apply your skills of design, engineering, problem-solving and project-management.

Core modules

Your modules will cover topics such as:

  • Design, Construction and Test for audio

  • Java Programming

  • Engineering Mathematics, Signals and Systems

  • Noise, Waves and Fields

  • Algorithms and Numerical Methods

  • Digital Design with HDL

  • Acoustics and Psychoacoustics

Year 3

In Year 3 you'll study a range of advanced core and option modules. You can focus on your interests, or investigate a new aspect of electronic engineering. Throughout the year you'll work on a major individual project, using the knowledge and skills you've developed to research and design a solution to an engineering challenge.

Core modules

Your core modules will cover topics such as:

  • Control

  • Communication Systems

  • Principles of DSP

  • iOS Audio Programming

  • Multimedia Sound Design

The Software Engineering Project will provide you with a real-life application of your skills, within the context of a small business environment. You'll develop a large piece of software engineering as a group, and will work through design, implementation and testing methods for the project. Each of your team will manage a major role within the company, such as programming, finance, marketing, testing, as well as doing the actual programming.

You'll work creatively and develop collaborative and project management skills, using integrated development environments, cloud-based version control tools and industry-standard cloud-based collaboration tools. You'll also communicate technical concepts and present your work in a live tender presentation to ‘sell’ your work and convince the financial backers, as well as a final presentation.

Recent applications have included:

  • interactive climbing guide

  • integrated cooking tutor

  • media-rich estate agent

  • virtual lecture-note taking

  • online bike maintenance

Many of the projects on offer are closely aligned to our current research, giving you the chance to work alongside world-class academics at the forefront of the field

Option modules

Option modules may include:

  • Digital Communication Systems

  • Mobile Communication Systems

  • State Space and Digital Control

  • Cloud and Distributed Computer Systems

  • Accounting and Finance

  • Nanoelectronics

  • LAN & Internet Protocols

Year 4

Individual project

In your final year you'll complete your MEng Individual Project.

You'll work individually on a major project which will develop your capacity to think independently and creatively about a specific area of electronic engineering. You'll develop advanced skills in problem-solving, critical evaluation and writing concise technical reports. You'll also be able to present and defend your work. Projects from previous years have included:

  • It’s a boat! It’s a plane! It’s a hovercraft!

  • automatic building mapping drone

  • transparent mapping of tasks to many-core hardware through runtime disambiguation of function arguments

  • the automated detection of high-stake deception via speech analysis using machine learning

Option modules

Option modules may include:

  • Voice: Acoustics and Applications 

  • Physical Modelling Synthesis

  • Music Performance Analysis Systems

  • Electronics for Medicine 

  • Robotics

  • Sensors and Instrumentation

  • Information Theory and Error Control Coding

  • Wired, Wireless and Optical Transmission

  • Systems Programming for ARM

  • Strategic Management

  • Integrated Circuit Design and Simulation 

  • Advanced Control

  • Ideation

  • Biologically Inspired Computation

  • Information Storage & Spintronics

  • Skills for Business Leadership

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Avionic systems engineering

  • Design engineering

  • Digital consultancy

  • Software and systems engineering

  • Cyber security

  • Telecommunications design

  • Broadcast engineering

  • Automotive safety

  • Visual effects

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance - Single: 300 (£) per year

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