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Acoustical Engineering and Music, BSE

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  • 48 months
West Hartford, CT, United States
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.
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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).

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:

  • 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;
  • will advance their knowledge of engineering, both formally and informally, by engaging in lifelong learning experiences; and
  • 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.
  • Detailed Programme Facts

    • Programme intensity Full-time
      • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus

    Programme Structure

    Courses include:

    • Engineering Freshman Dialogue 
    • Engineering and Design 
    • Calculus I 
    • Academic Writing I 
    • Diatonic Harmony
    • Elementary Ear Training I 
    • Private music instruction 
    • Performing organization
    • Dynamics 
    • Mechanics of Materials 
    • Differential Equations 
    • Mechanical Engineering Materials and Laboratory 
    • Acoustic Engineering by Design 
    • Fundamentals of Circuits and Electronics
    • World Music Survey 
    • Thermodynamics I 
    • Engineering and Environmental Acoustics 

    English Language Requirements

    • Minimum required score:


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    Academic Requirements

    You need the following GPA score:

    Required score: 3

    Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

    Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

    General Requirements

    • 80% (out of 100)
    • 70% (out of 100) India/Canada
    • GCSE - five *passes with grades of A,B or C. * Four of the five passes must be English, Mathematics, Natural/Physical  Science and Social Science
    • GCE - five * passes with grades of A,B or C. * Four of the five passes must be English, Mathematics, Natural/Physical Science and Social Science
    • Pearsons Test – score 52

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      45144 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 45144 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      39220 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 39220 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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    Living costs for West Hartford

    • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


    International Scholarship:

    • Undergraduate and Transfer students are considered for a partial tuition scholarship ($6,000.00 to $16,000.00). Scholarships are offered to the most qualified students making application for the Fall & Spring Academic Terms.

    Continuing Academic Talent Scholarship:

    • If you demonstrate above average performance while enrolled at the University you will be considered for a partial tuition scholarship ($2,000 to $4,000). You must complete 30 credit hours with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 out of 4.0. 

    Family Grant Programme:

    • If a student has a brother, sister, parent or spouse as a student, only one tuition fee will be paid full, while the other one will be halved.

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