The University of Salford, engineering a unique career path for graduates

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Following a recent move and £1.5 million investment in its acoustic, audio and video facilities, the University of Salford is asserting itself as a world class centre of learning for soon-to-be audio engineers.

Excellent Career Prospects

Such job choices are often overlooked in conventional career guidance programmes, but this course is aiming to provide a realistic, attractive and fulfilling path for graduates.

Audio engineering and science is about the production, transmission, manipulation and reception of audible sound; such as the design of modern music technology products, recording studios and loudspeakers. The BSc (Hons) Audio Technology course from the University of Salford offers enviable career prospects in audio engineering.

Such job choices are often overlooked in conventional career guidance programmes, but this course is aiming to provide a realistic, attractive and fulfilling path for graduates.

The University established an Acoustics Department in 1975 and it has been a leading national centre ever since. Consequently the laboratories are world class and have recently been rebuilt at a cost of £1.5M to include a listening room, reverberation suite and three anechoic chambers.

The University acts as a test house for the acoustic and audio industry, and has assisted in sound testing for the construction industry, strengthening links to current practice and helping keep courses up to date.

Recent graduates from this degree have proceeded onto careers in sound system specification, music technology and sound system design, manufacture and operation. Recent destinations include Philips, Soundcraft and Dyson.

Students may spend the third year of their course in paid employment with an audio engineering company. Recently companies have included Bang & Olufsen (Denmark), Philips (Belgium and Holland), Genelec (Finland) and Dolby. Successful completion is recorded by a Diploma in Professional Studies.

For more details on this course, and other careers in sound & audio engineering you can visit the Acoustics site itself at acoustics.salford.ac.uk

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