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BSc in Electronic Engineering and Music (Full Time)

Bangor University

Bachelor Degree , Electronic Engineering

Course Description

Students on this joint honours degree will spend half their time studying electronic engineering and half their time studying music. Electronic Engineering students will focus on aspects of electrical technology applicable in electronic music production including mathematics, circuit theory and design, programming languages and principles. Music students can choose from a wide range of modules, including, but not restricted to studies of media and popular music culture, recording and production techniques, the recording industry and undertaking creative music projects.

  • You will study the parts of Electronic Engineering that are most relevant to the music and media industry. How sound and visual arts are recorded, transmitted and played.
  • £2M investment in laboratory and teaching. We have a brand new teaching laboratory equipped with industry standard hardware.
  • The School covers a breadth of musical, intellectual and creative activity including musicology composition and performance. From Stravinsky to the Sex Pistols and beyond.
  • We use VHDL hardware description language as well as C, JAVA and MATLAB.
  • Integrated circuit design for analogue and digital electronics.
  • 99% graduate employment.
  • Employers value those who are able to work as part of a team. We therefore have a strong emphasis on team projects.
  • We also focus on design in order to bring together different aspects of learning as well as professional behaviour, ethics and standards as well as project management.
  • Undergraduate students use and work in a clean room and have full training in clean room protocol.

Students on this joint honours degree will spend half their time studying electronic engineering and half their time studying music. Electronic Engineering students will focus on aspects of electrical technology applicable in electronic music production including mathematics, circuit theory and design, programming languages and principles. Music students can choose from a wide range of...

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Course Content

Year 1

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • ICE-1301: Electrical & Electronic Princi (20)

Semester 2

  • ICE-1302: Circuit Design (inc. Digital L (20)

20 credits from:

  • WXM-1300: Music since 1850 (20) (Semester 1) or
    WXC-1300: Cerddoriaeth Ers 1850 (20) (Semester 1)
  • WXM-1301: Music 1550 -1850 (20) (Semester 2) or
    WXC-1301: Cerddoriaeth 1550 - 1850 (20) (Semester 2)

20 credits from:

  • ICE-1211: Engineering Mathematics (20) (Semester 1 + 2) Core
  • ICE-1212: Foundation Engineering Maths (20) (Semester 1 + 2) Core

Optional Modules

40 credits from:

  • WXM-1004: Intro - Harmony & Counterpoint (20) (Semester 1) or
    WXC-1004: Cyflwyniad Harmoni/Gwrthbwynt (20) (Semester 1)
  • WXK-1010: Sonic Art (20) (Semester 1) or
    WXC-1010: Celfyddyd Sonig (20) (Semester 1)
  • WXK-1011: Composition Year 1 (20) (Semester 2) or
    WXC-1011: Cyfansoddi Blwyddyn 1 (20) (Semester 2)
  • WXP-1016: Solo Performance Year 1 (20) (Semester 2) or
    WXC-1016: Perfformio Unawdol Blwyddyn 1 (20) (Semester 2)

Year 2

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • IEA-2003: Mathematical Methods (10)
  • IES-2005: Digital Circuits 2 (10)
  • IED-2052: Music Technology Lab 2 (10)

Semester 2

  • IEA-2004: Eng Analysis: Linear Systems (10)
  • IES-2012: Analogue Electronics (10)
  • IED-2052: Music Technology Lab 2
  • IED-2061: Project, Planning & Management (10)
  • WXK-2235: Acousmatic Composition (20)

Optional Modules

40 credits from:

  • WXK-2232: Orchestration Today (20) (Semester 1) or
    WXC-2232: Cerddorfaeth Heddiw (20) (Semester 1)
  • WXK-2300: Interactive Sound and Music (20) (Semester 1)
  • WXM-2303: Genres & Composers A (20) (Semester 1) or
    WXC-2303: Genres a Chyfansoddwyr A (20) (Semester 1)
  • WXM-2304: Genres and Composers B (20) (Semester 2)
  • WXP-2307: Ensembles and Groups A (20) (Semester 1)
  • WXP-2308: Conducting (20) (Semester 1) or
    WXC-2308: Arwain (20) (Semester 1)
  • WXM-2309: Music in Health and Well-being (20) (Semester 2) or
    WXC-2309: Cerdd mewn Iechyd a Lles (20) (Semester 2)

Year 3

Compulsory Modules

0 to 40 credits from:

  • WXM-3277: Dissertation (40) (Semester 1 + 2) or
    WXC-3277: Traethawd Hir (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • WXM-3283: Edition (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • WXK-3289: Composition (project) (40) (Semester 1 + 2) or
    WXC-3289: Cyfansoddi (project) (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • WXP-3298: Solo Performance Project (40) (Semester 1 + 2) or
    WXC-3298: Project Perfformio Unawdol (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • SPECIAL PROJECTS: Students must choose at least ONE Project, either in Music or in other subject. Students are welcome to choose more than one project: one in each school

Optional Modules

20 to 60 credits from:

  • WXP-3111: Ensembles and Groups B (20) (Semester 1)
  • WXK-3300: Interactive Sound & Music (20) (Semester 1)
  • WXM-3305: Genres and Composers C (20) (Semester 1) or
    WXC-3305: Genres a Chyfansoddwyr C (20) (Semester 1)
  • WXM-3306: Genres and Composers D (20) (Semester 2)
  • WXP-3308: Conducting (20) (Semester 1)
  • WXM-3309: Music in Health & Well-being (20) (Semester 2) or
    WXC-3309: Cerdd Mewn Iechyd a Lles (20) (Semester 2)

Year 1 Compulsory Modules Semester 1 ICE-1301: Electrical & Electronic Princi (20) Semester 2 ICE-1302: Circuit Design (inc. Digital L (20) 20 credits from: WXM-1300: Music since...

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Entry Requirements

Typical offer is based on a minimum 112 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.:

  • A Levels (including a B grade in Music or ABRSM Grade 5 Theory. Maths and / or Physics preferred but not required)
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DMM (including a unit demonstrating the ability to read staff notation)
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical / Extended Diploma:DMM**
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma: (including grade H6 in Music)
  • Access: case by case

International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements). More information here. 

We also welcome applications from mature applicants.

*For a full list of accepted Level 3 qualifications, go to www.ucas.com.

** Can be considered in conjunction with grade B in A level Music; or merit in the ABRSM/Trinity/LCM/Rockschool Grade 5 Theory/Grade 7 Practical; or IB Higher in Music. 

Typical offer is based on a minimum 112 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.: A Levels (including a B grade in Music or ABRSM Grade 5 Theory. Maths and / or Physics preferred but not required) BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DMM (including a unit demonstrating the ability to read staff notation) City...

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