School of Computing and Engineering

Applied sound engineering

We are the No. 1 modern University in London for Applied Sound Engineering, according to the National Student Survey 2017.

This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

The sound engineering courses in the School are designed to help meet the needs of aspiring sound engineers by developing creative, knowledgeable and adaptable professionals.

Number 1 modern uni in London for overall satisfaction in applied sound engineering.

What's it about?

The course delivers the latest developments in practice with theoretical principles being used to underpin practical knowledge. The facilities available are amongst some of the most modern and comprehensive in the country for a university. The course team is made up of specialist professional practitioners with a variety of academic and vocational backgrounds.

Who's it for?

Students on the course come from a variety of backgrounds. Some might have more experience with music technology, whilst others might have experience with electronics or mathematics and physics. We assume enthusiasm, but not specific academic knowledge in a subject. An interest in sound is essential and some experience of sound engineering or music technology is expected. Examples could include; recording a band at home, being a live sound technician for a school or church performance, building or modifying guitar amps. Music technology or electronics are not the only areas that might be useful to a student looking to study sound engineering.

I really enjoy the fact that you get to explore a wide range of disciplines from analogue electronics, to studio recording techniques, live sound, acoustics, and much more! Paul, BSc Applied Sound Engineering

What will I learn?

Concepts, knowledge and vocational skills are developed in a range of areas, including:

  • Audio electronics and mathematics
  • Audio digital signal processing and programming
  • Sound recording and production
  • Acoustics and design
  • Live sound reinforcement
  • Sequencing, synthesis and sampling

What can I study?

See our:

BSc (Hons) Applied Sound Engineering
BSc (Hons) Applied Sound Engineering with Foundation Year


91% of students are satisfied with the quality teaching on BSc (Hons) Applied Sound Engineering.

National Student Survey 2017



**Modern universities are defined as those higher education institutions that were granted university status in, and subsequent to, 1992. UWL was ranked first when compared to all other modern universities ranked in the National Student Survey 2017.