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 1040Sci Foundation of Health2
or APPH 1050 Sci of Phys Act & 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 2211Intro Physics I4
PHYS 2212Intro Physics II4
MATH 1551Differential Calculus2
MATH 1553Intro to Linear Algebra2
Core E - Social Sciences
HIST 2111United States to 18773
or HIST 2112 United States since 1877
or INTA 1200 American Government
or POL 1101 Government of the U.S.
or PUBP 3000 US Constitutional Issues
ECON 2100Economics and Policy3
or ECON 2101 The Global Economy
or ECON 2105 Prin of Macroeconomics
or ECON 2106 Prin of Microeconomics
Any SS 6
Core F - Courses Related to Major
MUSI 2010Funds of Musicianship I3
MUSI 2011Funds of Musicianship II3
MUSI 2012Fund of Musicianship III3
MUSI 2013Fund of Musicianship IV3
MUSI 2015Laptop Orchestra3
MUSI 2525Intro to Audio Tech I3
MUSI Ensemble Requirement 1
Major Requirements
MUSI 2526Intro to Audio Tech II3
MUSI 4630Music Recording & Mixing3
MUSI 3770Project Studio Tech4
MUSI 3771Project Studio Analysis4
MUSI 4677Music Percep & Cognition3
MUSI Upper Division Elective3
Choose one from the following for MUSI Upper Division Elective:
MUSI 4450Integrat Mus Multimedia3
MUSI 4456Mus Tech Hist&Repertoire3
or MUSI 6003 Mus Tech Hist&Repertoire
MUSI 4457Computational Mus Anly3
or MUSI 6201 Computational Music Anly
MUSI 4458Comp Music Composition3
or MUSI 6304 Comp Music Composition
MUSI 4459Dig Signal Process-Music3
or MUSI 6202 Dig Signal Process-Music
MUSI 4705Music Tech Capstone I4
MUSI 4706Music Tech Capstone II4
Concentration: ME/Controls and Robotics
MATH 2552Differential Equations4
ECE 3710Circuits & Electronics2
COE 2001Statics2
ME 2202Dynamics of Rigid Bodies3
or ME 3017 System Dynamics
ME 2016Computing Techniques3
or ME 4189 Structural Vibrations
ME 4760Acoustics& Noise Control3
ME 4451Robotics3
ME 4452Control Dynamic Systems3
Free Electives
Free Electives8
Total Credit Hours137

Students 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.