branch detail

Audioengineering

Original title in Czech: Audio inženýrstvíFEKTAbbreviation: J-AUDAcad. year: 2017/2018Specialisation: -

Programme: Audioengineering

Length of Study: 3 years

Accredited from: 20.12.2012Accredited until: 31.8.2019

Profile of the branch

The study programme provides interdisciplinary studies for BSc degree in audio engineering. The programme focuses on the education of professionals - sound engineers and audio technicians with technical and artistic overview in the area of audio equipment, audio signal processing, music direction and studio practice. Students are educated in the field of audio electronics, studio equipment and music theory, and gain practical experience in studio practice.
Instruction is provided primarily by the Department of Telecommunications FEEC and the Faculty of Music of JAMU in Brno. A wide range of optional courses along with individual technical and artistic projects and the bachelor’s final work enable students to focus more closely on the area of studio audio engineering, audio technology, analogue and digital processing of audio signals and future study of programmes focused on performing arts.
The study is divided into three years. In the first year, students gain basic knowledge in mathematics, physics, electrical engineering, and music theory. The knowledge is broaden in specialized subjects during the second year of study. Instruction in the third year is focused on practical use and application of this knowledge and studio practice.

Key learning outcomes

The graduates are trained in the area of audio equipment and its utilization in the studio practice. The area of the knowledge extends from the range of sound waves and audio signals through their analog and digital processing to design and realization of audio equipment and systems, from musical theory through instrumentation to sound recording practice. He knows the principle, structure and operation of various analog and digital audio equipment and systems.
The graduates are qualified in area of audio electronics, acoustics, electroacoustics, theory of music and instrumentation. The graduates have also knowledge in area of studio audio engineering, sound recording practice and technical realization of audio equipment and systems.
Graduates will find application as professionals in broadcasting, post-production and recording studios, theatres, in the staging musical performances, multimedia production, in companies engaged in the production, sale and service of audio and music electronics, in companies engaged in the design of studios and space for audio production, with complex installation and technology, etc. They are prepared to perform lower executive or managerial functions in all these areas. The markedly practice-oriented university education makes it possible for the graduates to prove useful in audio engineering practice or in sound recording practice, and provides a good basis for complementation of theoretical knowledge by subsequent MSc studies.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

The graduates of AUDIO ENGINEERING are trained in the area of audio equipment and its utilization in the studio practice. The area of the knowledge extends from the range of sound waves and audio signals through their analog and digital processing to design and realization of audio equipment and systems, from musical theory through instrumentation to sound recording practice. He knows the principle, structure and operation of various analog and digital audio equipment and systems.
Graduates will find application as professionals in broadcasting, post-production and recording studios, theatres, in the staging musical performances, multimedia production, in companies engaged in the production, sale and service of audio and music electronics, in companies engaged in the design of studios and space for audio production, with complex installation and technology, etc. They are prepared to perform lower executive or managerial functions in all these areas. The markedly practice-oriented university education makes it possible for the graduates to prove useful in audio engineering practice or in sound recording practice, and provides a good basis for complementation of theoretical knowledge by subsequent MSc studies.

Entry requirements

The condition for admitting is a completed secondary education.

Programme supervisor


Course structure diagram with ECTS credits

1. year of study, winter semester
CodeTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
JFYZPhysics for Audio Engineeringcs6winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
JHT1Music Theory 1cs6winterCompulsoryAcyes
BMA1Mathematics 1cs7winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BMTDMaterials and Technical Documentationcs6winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BPC1TComputers and Programming 1cs5winterCompulsoryClAcyes
JUHBIntroduction to Play Percussion Instrumentscs4winterOptional specializedAcyes
JDH1History of Music in the 20th Century 1cs4winterGeneral knowledgeAcyes
JDJ1History of Jazz 1cs4winterGeneral knowledgeAcyes
JDP1History of Popular Music 1cs4winterGeneral knowledgeAcyes
XLS2Special Activitycs, en2winterGeneral knowledgeAcno
JAH1Music Theory in Englishcs2winterGeneral knowledgeEx2yes
1. year of study, summer semester
CodeTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
JELEElectrical Engineering for Audio Engineeringcs7summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
JHT2Music Theory 2cs7summerCompulsoryExyes
JKPNClassic and Computer-Aided Music Notationcs2summerCompulsoryAcyes
JMA2Mathematics 2 for Audio Engineeringcs7summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BPC2TComputers and Programming 2cs5summerOptional interdisciplinaryClAcyes
BPISPractical exercises in information networkscs2summerOptional interdisciplinaryAcyes
BSCPThe C++ Programming Languagecs4summerOptional interdisciplinaryClAcyes
XAN3English for Bachelors - Intermediate 1cs3summerGeneral knowledgeExno
XAN4English for Bachelors 2cs2summerGeneral knowledgeExyes
XAEIEnglish for Electrotechnical Engineeringcs, en2summerGeneral knowledgeExyes
JDH2History of Music in the 20th Century 2cs5summerGeneral knowledgeExyes
JDJ2History of Jazz 2cs5summerGeneral knowledgeExyes
JDP2History of Popular Music 2cs5summerGeneral knowledgeExyes
XLS2Special Activitycs, en2summerGeneral knowledgeAcno
JAH2Audiotechnology in Englishcs2summerGeneral knowledgeEx2yes
2. year of study, winter semester
CodeTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
BANAAnalog technologycs7winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BASSSignals and systems analysiscs6winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
JMVAElectrical Measurement for Audio Engineeringcs6winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
JZHAFundamentals of Musical Acousticscs4winterCompulsoryAcyes
JZI1Fundamentals of Instrumentation 1cs4winterCompulsoryAcyes
JHNMMusic in New Mediacs5winterOptional specializedExno
JRS1Analysis of Compositions 1cs2winterOptional specializedAcyes
JUHBIntroduction to Play Percussion Instrumentscs4winterOptional specializedAcyes
XAN3English for Bachelors - Intermediate 1cs3winterGeneral knowledgeExno
XAN4English for Bachelors 2cs2winterGeneral knowledgeExyes
XAEIEnglish for Electrotechnical Engineeringcs, en2winterGeneral knowledgeExyes
JDH1History of Music in the 20th Century 1cs4winterGeneral knowledgeAcyes
JDJ1History of Jazz 1cs4winterGeneral knowledgeAcyes
JDP1History of Popular Music 1cs4winterGeneral knowledgeAcyes
XEPOProfessional Ethicscs2winterGeneral knowledgeAcyes
BFSLFinancial servicescs2winterGeneral knowledgeAcyes
JAH1Music Theory in Englishcs2winterGeneral knowledgeExyes
XKPTCulture of Speech and the Generation of Textscs5winterGeneral knowledgeAcyes
XPOMManagement Minimumcs4winterGeneral knowledgeAcyes
XPOUDouble-Entry Bookkeepingcs4winterGeneral knowledgeExyes
BPRSPsychological Seminar of Personality Development and Self-realizationcs3winterGeneral knowledgeAcno
2. year of study, summer semester
CodeTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
BCZSDigital Signal Processingcs5summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BELAElectroacousticscs5summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
JZI2Fundamentals of Instrumentation 2cs5summerCompulsoryExyes
JZAISound Aspects of Interpretationcs4summerCompulsoryAcyes
BNFELow-frequency and Audio Electronicscs6summerOptional specializedAc,Exyes
JRS2Analysis of Compositions 2cs2summerOptional specializedAcyes
BOOPObject oriented programming cs6summerOptional interdisciplinaryAc,Exyes
BSCPThe C++ Programming Languagecs4summerOptional interdisciplinaryClAcyes
XAN3English for Bachelors - Intermediate 1cs3summerGeneral knowledgeExno
XAN4English for Bachelors 2cs2summerGeneral knowledgeExyes
XAEIEnglish for Electrotechnical Engineeringcs, en2summerGeneral knowledgeExyes
JAH2Audiotechnology in Englishcs2summerGeneral knowledgeExyes
JDH2History of Music in the 20th Century 2cs5summerGeneral knowledgeExyes
JDJ2History of Jazz 2cs5summerGeneral knowledgeExyes
JDP2History of Popular Music 2cs5summerGeneral knowledgeExyes
XEPOProfessional Ethicscs2summerGeneral knowledgeAcyes
XKPTCulture of Speech and the Generation of Textscs5summerGeneral knowledgeAcyes
XPOUDouble-Entry Bookkeepingcs4summerGeneral knowledgeExyes
BRKJQuality management and checkingcs3summerGeneral knowledgeAcyes
2. year of study, both semester
CodeTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
XJN2German for Lower-Intermediatecs6bothGeneral knowledgeAc,Exno
XJN1German for Beginnerscs6bothGeneral knowledgeAc,Exno
XJR2Russian Pre-Intermediatecs6bothGeneral knowledgeAc,Exno
XJR1Russian for Beginnerscs6bothGeneral knowledgeAc,Exno
XJS2Spanish for Lower-Intermediate Studentscs6bothGeneral knowledgeAc,Exno
XJS1Spanish for Beginnerscs6bothGeneral knowledgeAc,Exno
3. year of study, winter semester
CodeTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
JHR1Music Directing 1cs4winterCompulsoryAcyes
JB2TSemestral Thesiscs3winterCompulsoryClAcyes
JSP1Studio Practice 1cs4winterCompulsoryAcyes
BSHEStudioengineeringcs6winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
JEA1Studio Equipment 1cs6winterCompulsoryAcyes
JHNMMusic in New Mediacs5winterOptional specializedExno
JNKZDesign and Technology of Audio-electronic devicescs5winterOptional specializedAc,Exyes
JRS1Analysis of Compositions 1cs2winterOptional specializedAcyes
JTZ1Creating Artificial Sound, Its Processing and Control 1cs4winterOptional specializedAcyes
JUHBIntroduction to Play Percussion Instrumentscs4winterOptional specializedAcyes
BZSGIntroduction to Computer Typography and Graphicscs6winterOptional interdisciplinaryAc,Exyes
XAJDAcademic Language Skills for Electrical Engineering and Informaticscs3winterGeneral knowledgeAc,Exno
XAN3English for Bachelors - Intermediate 1cs3winterGeneral knowledgeExno
XAN4English for Bachelors 2cs2winterGeneral knowledgeExyes
XAEIEnglish for Electrotechnical Engineeringcs, en2winterGeneral knowledgeExyes
XAEUEnglish for Europecs3winterGeneral knowledgeExno
XASAEnglish for Northern Americacs3winterGeneral knowledgeAc,Exno
JDH1History of Music in the 20th Century 1cs4winterGeneral knowledgeAcyes
JDJ1History of Jazz 1cs4winterGeneral knowledgeAcyes
JDP1History of Popular Music 1cs4winterGeneral knowledgeAcyes
XEPOProfessional Ethicscs2winterGeneral knowledgeAcyes
JAH1Music Theory in Englishcs2winterGeneral knowledgeExyes
XKPTCulture of Speech and the Generation of Textscs5winterGeneral knowledgeAcyes
XPOMManagement Minimumcs4winterGeneral knowledgeAcyes
XPOUDouble-Entry Bookkeepingcs4winterGeneral knowledgeExyes
3. year of study, summer semester
CodeTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
JBCTBachelor Thesiscs5summerCompulsoryAcyes
JHR2Music Directing 2cs4summerCompulsoryAcyes
JXBTProfessional Practicecs0summerCompulsoryAcyes
JSP2Studio Practice 2cs4summerCompulsoryAcyes
JEA2Studio Equipment 2cs7summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
JINTInteractive Technologiescs4summerOptional specializedAcyes
JRS2Analysis of Compositions 2cs2summerOptional specializedAcyes
JTZ2Creating Artificial Sound, Its Processing and Control 2cs5summerOptional specializedAc,Exyes
BKEZDesign of electronic devicescs6summerOptional interdisciplinaryAc,Exyes
BSCPThe C++ Programming Languagecs4summerOptional interdisciplinaryClAcyes
XAJDAcademic Language Skills for Electrical Engineering and Informaticscs3summerGeneral knowledgeAc,Exno
XAN3English for Bachelors - Intermediate 1cs3summerGeneral knowledgeExno
XAEUEnglish for Europecs3summerGeneral knowledgeExno
XASAEnglish for Northern Americacs3summerGeneral knowledgeAc,Exno
JAH2Audiotechnology in Englishcs2summerGeneral knowledgeExyes
XELESafety in Electrical Engineeringcs2summerGeneral knowledgeExyes
JDH2History of Music in the 20th Century 2cs5summerGeneral knowledgeExyes
JDJ2History of Jazz 2cs5summerGeneral knowledgeExyes
JDP2History of Popular Music 2cs5summerGeneral knowledgeExyes
XEPOProfessional Ethicscs2summerGeneral knowledgeAcyes
BFSLFinancial servicescs2summerGeneral knowledgeAcno
XKPTCulture of Speech and the Generation of Textscs5summerGeneral knowledgeAcyes
XPOUDouble-Entry Bookkeepingcs4summerGeneral knowledgeExyes
BRKJQuality management and checkingcs3summerGeneral knowledgeAcyes
XAN4English for Bachelors 2cs2summerGeneral knowledgeEx1yes
XAEIEnglish for Electrotechnical Engineeringcs, en2summerGeneral knowledgeEx1yes
3. year of study, both semester
CodeTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
JXUPArt Projectcs2bothCompulsoryClAcyes
XJN2German for Lower-Intermediatecs6bothGeneral knowledgeAc,Exno
XJN1German for Beginnerscs6bothGeneral knowledgeAc,Exno
XJR2Russian Pre-Intermediatecs6bothGeneral knowledgeAc,Exno
XJR1Russian for Beginnerscs6bothGeneral knowledgeAc,Exno
XJS2Spanish for Lower-Intermediate Studentscs6bothGeneral knowledgeAc,Exno
XJS1Spanish for Beginnerscs6bothGeneral knowledgeAc,Exno