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Which college degree is best in audio systems?

Posted 25th February 2012 at 10:59 AM by renzuken101

I'm confuse what to take up in college, I'm really interested in audio systems what college degree should i take?
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    My health unfortunately deteriorated just after my first year at uni, so I wasn't able to complete my education. At the time I was studying acoustics, but from what I learnt from the first year, I would say it wasn't as applicable to the stuff that I wanted to be able to do then I thought.

    Before I started at Uni I was already heavily into DIY, both in terms of building loudspeakers and all the electronics, so naturally I've continued this on my own over the years.

    If I had known then, what I know now, then I wouldn't have taken acoustics and would have gone for electrical engineering. I, just like you, had wondered what the best course would be for this hobby/passion as a way of taking it into the work place and from what I've come to understand, electrical engineering would probably be the best idea.

    Electrical engineering will of course include lots of things that you might not think aren't important towards building hifi, but this comes with any course you choose. The fact of the matter is that electrical engineering contains a lot of theory that is extremely relevant to both the build and design of power amplifiers/CD players/loudspeaker etc and will give you a very good base line from where to hone your skills after you've graduated.

    Another aspect of this is also what's going on and what could go on in the future. Systems design now almost always involves the use of micro-controllers and as technology continues to progress the selection of ICs that will work without a micro are diminishing, not only this but as micro processors continue to become more powerful they are being relied upon more heavily to provide features and to integrate systems design.

    To this end it would very much be worthwhile taking a side course in programming if it is at all possible as this is certain to be beneficial at some point.

    I do not know where your education is up to, but in the UK we go from high school to college then to university.

    If you haven't already picked your college courses then physics, mathematics and a computer course that focuses on programming would be a good idea.
    Posted 26th February 2012 at 05:46 PM by 5th element 5th element is offline

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