Bachelor of Science in Music Technology - Mechanical Engineering: Controls and Robotics

The Bachelor of Science in Music Technology teaches students to master existing technology and gives them tools to innovate and create ideas. Projects range from robots that listen to and play their own improvised music to software that samples and builds music.

Bachelor of Science in Music Technology students will need to consult with the undergraduate adviser to choose a concentration or minor.

The Mechanical Engineering Track allows students to develop in-depth mechanical engineering skills as applied to music technology. Mechanical engineering is directly related to music technology fields in the areas of robotic musicianship, acoustics, and instrument design. Students use their Breadth Block to take 23 credit hours of coursework in the School of Mechanical Engineering focusing on one of the two options below:

Option 1: Acoustics and Vibrations

Option 2: Controls and Robotics

APPH 1040Scientific Foundations of Health2
or APPH 1050 The Science of Physical Activity and Health
Core A - Essential Skills
ENGL 1101English Composition I3
ENGL 1102English Composition II3
MATH 1552Integral Calculus4
Core B - Institutional Options
CS 1371Computing for Engineers3
Core C - Humanities
Any HUM 6
Core D - Science, Math, & Technology
PHYS 2211Introductory Physics I4
PHYS 2212Introductory Physics II4
MATH 1551Differential Calculus2
MATH 1553Introduction to Linear Algebra2
Core E - Social Sciences
HIST 2111The United States to 18773
or HIST 2112 The United States since 1877
or INTA 1200 American Government in Comparative Perspective
or POL 1101 Government of the United States
or PUBP 3000 American Constitutional Issues
ECON 2100Economic Analysis and Policy Problems3
or ECON 2101 The Global Economy
or ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics
or ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics
Any SS 6
Core F - Courses Related to Major
MUSI 2010Fundamentals of Musicianship I3
MUSI 2011Fundamentals of Musicianship II3
MUSI 2012Fundamentals of Musicianship III3
MUSI 2013Fundamentals of Musicianship IV3
MUSI 2015Laptop Orchestra3
MUSI 2525Introduction Audio Technology I3
MUSI Ensemble Requirement 1
Major Requirements
MUSI 2526Introduction to Audio Technology II3
MUSI 4630Music Recording and Mixing3
MUSI 3770Project Studio: Technology4
MUSI 3771Project Studio:Analysis4
MUSI 4677Music Perception and Cognition3
MUSI Upper Division Elective3
Choose one from the following for MUSI Upper Division Elective:
MUSI 4450Integrating Music Into Multimedia3
MUSI 4456Music Technology History and Repertoire3
or MUSI 6003 Music Technology History and Repertoire
MUSI 4457Computational Music and Audio Analysis3
or MUSI 6201 Computational Music and Audio Analysis
MUSI 4458Computer Music Composition3
or MUSI 6304 Computer Music Composition
MUSI 4459Digital Signal Processing for Music3
or MUSI 6202 Digital Signal Processing for Music Analysis and Synthesis
MUSI 4705Music Technology Capstone I4
MUSI 4706Music Technology Capstone II4
Concentration: ME/Controls and Robotics
MATH 2552Differential Equations4
ECE 3710Circuits and Electronics2
COE 2001Statics2
ME 2202Dynamics of Rigid Bodies3
or ME 3017 System Dynamics
ME 2016Computer Applications3
or ME 4189 Structural Vibrations
ME 4760Engineering Acoustics and Noise Control3
ME 4451Robotics3
ME 4452Control of Dynamic Systems3
Free Electives
Free Electives8
Total Credit Hours137

Student are required to satisfy a 4-course music ensemble requirement. Course options include any four courses from the following list: MUSI 3018 or MUSI 3019 or MUSI 3121 or MUSI 3131 or MUSI 3231 or MUSI 3241 or MUSI 3251 or MUSI 3261 or MUSI 3311 or MUSI 3321 or MUSI 3411 or MUSI 3511 or MUSI 3531 or MUSI 3541 or MUSI 3551 or MUSI 3611. The courses may be used as Humanities (if course has been approved for Humanities credit) and/or free electives.