BS in Acoustical Engineering and Music

ISC - University of Hartford, United States
BS in Acoustical Engineering and Music
Next enrollment cycle May 2024 See all cycles
First Year Fee KES 6,677,043
Course Accredited By ABET
4 Years On Campus Undergraduate Degree Up to 13% scholarship

Two programs in acoustical engineering offer unique ways to incorporate acoustics into an undergraduate engineering degree from the University of Hartford.

What is Acoustics? 
Acoustics is the science of sound; how it is produced, how it travels, and how it can be detected. It covers a broad range of disciplines, including mechanical engineering, music, electrical engineering, biology, audiology, and physics.

What Does An Acoustical Engineer Do?
Those who choose the field of engineering to study acoustics have their own broad areas to choose from. 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, environmental regulations), and bio-engineering (design of hearing aids, replacement parts for the ear, hearing test equipment).

CETA offers two programs incorporating Acoustical Engineering: 
This nationally recognized interdisciplinary engineering program is offered in conjunction with The Hartt School, the University’s acclaimed performing arts conservatory. Since the process of acoustical design involves the sense of hearing, therein lies the synergy of the course work taken at The Hartt School.

Courses in ear training, private lessons, and orchestra, enable our students to become better listeners, and thus enhance their abilities as acousticians. Whether designing a lecture hall for high speech intelligibility, or designing a quieter machine, a well-trained ear can play a role in confirming, scrutinizing, and critiquing the success of the design.

This unique degree program combines a robust mechanical engineering curriculum with the same core and elective classes as our acoustical engineering and music program. Both programs lead to a great variety of acoustical careers.

Enrollment Cycles

  • May 2024
  • August 2024

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements
Pre-sessional English (2 semesters) Extended Plus IPP (4 semesters)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 32
  • IELTS 3.5
  • Pearson (PTE) Not Accepted
  • Pearson Versant 31-36
  • Duolingo 45
  • Gao Kao English Not accepted
  • GPA: 2.3 for International pathway program
  • Upto 30 credits towards degree

Pre-sessional English (1 semester) Extended Plus IPP (4 semesters

  • TOEFL (iBT) 40
  • IELTS 4.0
  • Pearson (PTE) Not Accepted
  • Pearson Versant 37-40
  • Duolingo 55
  • Gao Kao English Below 75/120; Below 95/120
  • GPA: 2.3 for International pathway program
  • Upto 30 credits towards degree

Extended Plus IPP (4 semesters)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 45-54
  • IELTS 4.5
  • Pearson (PTE) 30-35
  • Pearson Versant 41-42
  • Duolingo 65
  • Gao Kao English Below 95/150; Below 75/120
  • GPA: 2.3 for International pathway program
  • Upto 30 credits towards degree

Extended Plus IPP (3 semesters)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 55-59
  • IELTS 5.0
  • Pearson (PTE) 36-41
  • Pearson Versant 43-47
  • Duolingo 75
  • Gao Kao English Below 99/150; Below 77/120
  • GPA: 2.3 for International pathway program
  • Upto 30 credits towards degree

Extended Plus IPP (2 semesters)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 60-69
  • IELTS 5.5
  • Pearson (PTE) 42-49
  • Pearson Versant 48-63
  • Duolingo 85
  • Gao Kao English Below 105/150; Below 83/120
  • GPA: 2.3 for International pathway program
  • Upto 24 credits towards degree

Direct Admission

  • TOEFL (iBT) 80
  • IELTS 6.5
  • Pearson (PTE) 58
  • Pearson Versant 64 (spring 2021 only)
  • Duolingo 105 score (retest on arrival); 120 score (no test on arrival)
  • Gao Kao English Not accepted
  • GPA: 2.75 for Direct admission

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

ME 265 | Fundamentals of Architectural and Musical Acoustics
ME 242 | Acoustic Engineering by Design Project
ME 466 | Advanced Topics in Engineering Acoustics
ME 350 | Vibrations I with Applications
ME 405 | Vibrations 2
ME 471 | Acoustic Capstone Preparation
ME 461 | Acoustics Capstone Design Project for Engineering

ES 493 | Acoustic Research Project
ME 533 |Turbomachinery Noise Control
MPT 450 | Sound Technology I, II
WRT 215W | Introduction to Professional Writing

Music History electives may include:
AFR 131 | African American Music, 1890–1945
HTA 340 | History of Music Theatre
HLM 200 | World Music Survey
HLM 212 | Perspectives on Music History
HLM 216 | History of Popular Music in the United States
HLM 463 | Music Literature of the 20th Century

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