study programme

Audio Engineering

Original title in Czech: Audio inženýrstvíFaculty: FEECAbbreviation: BPC-AUDAcad. year: 2019/2020

Type of study programme: Bachelor's

Kód studijního programu: B0714A060002

Udělovaný akademický titul: Bc.

Language of instruction: Czech

Accreditation: 1.5.2018 - 30.4.2028

Profile of the programme

Academically oriented

Mode of study

Full-time study

Standard study length

3 years

Programme supervisor

Degree Programme Board

Fields of education

Area Topic Share [%]
67
33

Study aims

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 audio recording practice.

Graduate profile

The graduates of Audio Engineering are trained in the area of acoustics, electroacoustics, analogue and digital technology, audio equipment design and its utilization in the audio recording 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 acoustics of musical instruments to audio recording practice. He knows the principle, structure and operation of various analog and digital audio equipment and systems.

Profession characteristics

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.

Study plan creation

Courses are evaluated according to ECTS credits. The credit expresses an approximate weekly student's workload for the course. Credits for a given course are obtained after the prescribed completion, i.e. after awarding a credit, classified credit, or by passing an exam under the conditions of the BUT Rules of Study and Examination, the internal standard of the Rules for Organization of Studies at FEEC and the composition and content individually defined in each course.
In a three-year bachelor study, the student must earn at least 180 credits in the specified credit composition.
For Audio Technology specialization:
123 credits in compulsory courses,
5 credits for elaboration, submission and successful defense of bachelor thesis,
minimum of 35 credits in specified groups of compulsory elective (PV) courses,
at least 9 credits in elective courses,
For Audio Production specialization:
133 credits in compulsory courses,
5 credits for elaboration, submission and successful defense of bachelor thesis,
minimum of 28 credits in specified groups of compulsory elective (PV) courses,
at least 9 credits in elective courses.
Obligatory courses are usually completed by the student in semesters and years as stated in the curriculum. If a student fails to complete a compulsory course in the prescribed manner, he / she must register it again in the following year of his / her studies.
Compulsory elective courses of profiling fundamentals (PVA) are field-oriented professional courses that profile the student into narrower areas of his / her interests.
Other compulsory (PVB) courses are other professional courses included in the offers of the departments of FEEC BUT. Their goal is to extend students' professional knowledge.
The student chooses to select PV courses in individual semesters so that at the end of his / her bachelor's degree he / she has at least the prescribed minimum of credits in each group of PV courses, while not obtaining the minimum number of credits in one group of PV courses cannot be compensated by exceeding the number of credits obtained in another group of PV courses.
During the course, students must complete two English courses (English for Bachelors, English for Electrical Engineering).
Elective courses extend the general knowledge of students. Courses are chosen by the student himself or herself from a full-faculty offer (FEEC departments) or from the other faculties of VUT (so-called free courses) and can pass them in any year or semester of bachelor study. Elective courses include Physical Education. If a student has not successfully completed an elective course, he / she may or may not write another academic year in the next academic year.

The representation of the fields of Education of Electrical Engineering and Art was determined on the basis of the ratio of credits for the subjects of the profiling base corresponding to the basic thematic areas of the state examination.

Professional experience length

The Bachelor degree programme includes four-week practical training. The practice can be completed in radio, television, film, post-production and recording studios, theatres, companies engaged in the implementation of live musical performances and multimedia productions, in companies engaged in the production, sale and service of audio and music electronics, in companies engaged in the design of the studios and rooms for audio production, installation of AV technologies, etc. Students themselves arrange for the training, which needs to take place outside of regular teaching (especially during the summer holiday period) from the beginning to the end of the BSc studies.

Availability for the disabled

All lecture rooms at the FEEC BUT allow disabled access; students, however, must meet the medical standards to acquire the necessary electrotechnical qualifications. In laboratory classes and practicals, students are required to independently operate measuring instruments and related equipment without endangering human health or damaging property.

What degree programme types may have preceded

Graduates can continue their studies in the technically oriented MSc study programme focused on audio and multimedia in all universities or in artistically oriented fields such as audio production, music direction and audiovisual production.

Specialization

Year Specialization Course structure diagram with credits
no. Abbr. Title (specialisation) Com. Opt. Tot.
 
 Com.  
 
 Opt.
1AUDB-ZVUKAudio Production and Recording53760
1AUDB-TECHAudio Technology52860
2AUDB-ZVUKAudio Production and Recording52860
2AUDB-TECHAudio Technology491160
3AUDB-ZVUKAudio Production and Recording411960
3AUDB-TECHAudio Technology283260