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Music and Sound Engineering – BSc

  • CAO Points: 260

  • Campus: Athlone

  • years: 3

Course Overview

Have you thought about a career in the music industry? TUS Athlone Campus exclusively offers an industry focused program that features Sound Engineering, Instrument Technology, Imaging and Professional Development to create the unique Bachelor of Science in Music and Sound Engineering, Level 7 (MASE).

As a MASE student, you will be involved in a wide range of industry specific assignments and practical work which encompasses all aspects of sound engineering, instrument craft & design and other creative studies that are all necessities for the creative industry. This diversity aims to give graduates of the course a range of skills and the flexibility required to work within a highly competitive & creative industry, and on completion of the course, you will have assembled an impressive portfolio of industry related work to take forward into your career.

Being a musician is not a course pre-requisite, so MASE is suitable for all candidates. There are diverse creative modules on offer that cover everything from sound engineering to radio broadcast production and sound for film & television and video & animation development, to work placement and communications modules that unlock the core principles required to craft your own successful career.

Contact Details

Shane Byrne


What are the entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate

Grade O6 at ordinary level in five subjects in the Leaving Certificate examination. Two of these subjects must be mathematics and a language (English or Irish).

Mature Applicants

Candidates applying as mature applicants may be required to attend an interview and may be requested to take an aptitude test to prove their suitability for a place on this programme.

International Applicants

International applicants should apply directly to the International Office at TUS, allowing plenty of time for completing the visa process. Applications for September start should be made by 1st June at the latest to ensure visas are processed in time. You should familiarise yourself with visa processing times for your country of origin to ensure you make a timely application. Find out more here.

Course Modules

  • Sound Engineering 1.1

  • Instrument Technology 1.1

  • Music and Instrument Appreciation

  • Video and Animation Development

  • Communications 1

  • Sound Engineering 1.2

  • Instrument Technology 1.2

  • Music Production

  • Music Marketing

  • Sound Engineering 2.1

  • Instrument Technology 2.1

  • Digital Audio

  • Work Experience

  • Sound Engineering 2.2

  • Instrument Technology 2.2

  • Acoustics and Sound Perception

  • Communications

  • Sound Engineering 3.1

  • Audio Electronics 3.1

  • Sound for Film and T.V

  • Work Placement

  • Acoustic Technology

  • Sound Engineering 3.2

  • Audio Electronics 3.2

  • Video Game Audio

  • Visual Creation

What can you do after this programme?

On completion of the course, you will have experienced the required practical and theoretical knowledge to be able to apply yourself to the positions below:

  • Recording Studio Assistant Sound Engineer
  • Assistant Live Sound Engineer
  • Assistant Broadcast Sound Engineer for Radio & TV
  • Foley Artist
  • Audio Visual Technician
  • Video Game Audio Technician
  • Multi-Media Sound Designer
  • Instrument Building & Maintenance Technician
  • Music Entrepreneur
  • Assistant Acoustician
  • Event Coordinator

Successful graduates of this programme are eligible for Level 8 Honours Degree in Music and Sound Engineering within TUS.

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