Audio Engineering

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Audio Engineering

Do you have a passion for music and want to learn which technology makes for high-quality sound?

In the Audio Engineering Department you will learn how to create a variety of professional audio productions. In addition to in-depth specialist knowledge, you will get to grips with technical production and gain practical experience with high-quality, state-of-the-art equipment.

Course content (excerpts from the curriculum)

Aural training, acoustics and technical basics

acoustics, microphones & loudspeakers, electrical engineering, DAW

Electronic music production

sampling, synthesis, mixdown

Recording in the recording studio

mixing, production planning, signal flow & recording techniques

Music production

sound for media, game sound, sound design, postproduction & mixing

Project & Workflow

music production, live recording, editing, film sound or audio-book mastering


collaborative work processes in project work


financing, publication and marketing to target groups

Research & Development

research and analysis, project management and planning


Job profiles in the music industry:

Studio & Live

Music Producer, Sound Engineer, FOH Engineer, Event Technician

TV & Film

Boom Operator, Broadcast Engineer, Sound Mixer, Postproduction Engineer

Creative Industries

Game-Sound Designer, Audio-Book Producer, Sound Designer, Theatre-Sound Engineer

Learn and study

Course starts: March and September

Diploma: Professional training / Professional development

Bachelor: Full-time degree / Part-time degree

Master: Specialization / Professional qualification

18 months Diploma
The SAE Diploma provides the foundation for a career in the audio industry in 18 months. With a practical part of 80%, it enables a profound knowledge of the industry and many practical application studies train the own technical skills at an early stage. This makes the SAE Diploma a technical professional education with strong industry relevance, flexible time management and a high level of self-design.
18 months Bachelor
The study program includes two course parts, the prestigious and industry-recognized Diploma, and a BachelorĀ“s degree part where additional skills are learned and fields such as creative industry processes, project management, copyright and special techniques are taught. The program will lead to an internationally recognized BA/BSc (Hons) degree, validated by the University of Hertfordshire in London. The normal duration of study for the BA/BSc (Hons) including the Diploma is 36 months.

Admission requirements

Own notebook with internet access for theory tests, online lectures and lecture notes

Proof of intact hearing (audiogram)

For Bachelor: The admission requirement for our BA/BSc (Hons) bachelorĀ“s degree program is the successful completion of the diploma.

For Diploma: completed secondary school or Matura, minimum age: 18 years, obligatory advisory talk.


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Our career advisors on campus will show you the opportunities within SAE during an on-site visit and inform you about departments, course content as well as job prospects and are happy to answer all your questions individually.

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