What will I study?
This is an interdisciplinary, interfaculty degree taught jointly by the Departments of Electronics & Electrical Engineering and Music. The balance of engineering subjects to music is roughly 2:1. In the first year you will study electronics and electrical engineering, mathematics and music. The music component includes acoustics and recording technology and either integrated musicianship or performance.
The following year you will study core engineering subjects of analogue and digital electronics, electrical circuits, computer architecture, a design project and mathematics together with practical recording & MIDI processing and another music option.
The third and fourth years continue the pattern of a mix of electronics (two-thirds) and music (one-third) topics, including sound diffusion, audio programming, software synthesis and composition systems, electronic circuits, systems design and communications systems. The music options include a wide range of courses in the areas of history of music, composition and performance.
On the MEng programme your choice of technical options is the same as that of the BEng degree but instead of the extended individual project you carry out a team project combined with a course in project management. You may also choose an appropriate European language course. You then complete a six month research and development project in an international company or research lab. If you have chosen to study a European language you may be assigned to a host organisation in Europe. On returning to Glasgow you take a balance of further technical subjects (including a course in advanced electronics system design) and management subjects. However, there is also an option to concentrate on a comprehensive management course supported by many manufacturing companies in Scotland.
How will I learn?
Teaching is delivered through a combination of lectures, small group tutorials and seminars. You will have ample opportunity to gain practical experience in the music technology laboratories (in both departments), the recording studio, electronic design laboratories and with a range of modern computing systems.
If you are an accomplished performer, you may be admitted to the performance options of the programme.
- This programme is fully accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
- The University also offers a BMus and an MA in Music in the Faculty of Arts and a Bachelor of Education in Music in the Faculty of Education.