This supportive minor in Sound Recording Technology for Electrical Engineering majors is designed to assist in the development of qualified individuals to enter the recording industry as maintenance technicians (for recording studios, television and radio stations, equipment distributors, video houses, sound reinforcement and systems design companies) and careers in audio engineering research and development.
The sequence of study focuses on providing the student with practical knowledge of the function and usage of audio and video equipment, equipment maintenance and design theories and applications, theory of audio equipment, and basic music skills. The student is introduced to artistic concepts and applications of audio and music synthesis and production, while being taken through advanced concepts in audio theory.
The minor culminates with a research project in hardware design, including the building of a prototype of the design project.
The Minor in SRT is specifically devised to support the University of Massachusetts Lowell's Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering program. A major in EE from UMass Lowell's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the College of Engineering, must be taken concurrently with the minor in SRT. Students apply to the College of Engineering for admission into the Electrical Engineering major.