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Bachelor's Degree Programme Electrical Engineering and Audio Engineering

Audio engineers connect technology and music. Uniquely, the TU Graz bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Audio Engineering combines the study of technical and scientific aspects with musical and artistic training, all at a high level. Ideally, students applying for the programme should be interested and talented in both areas.


  • Scientific principles and methods of electrical engineering, acoustics and signal processing
  • Scientific fundamentals, e.g. in mathematics and physics
  • Audio technology and acoustics, e.g. musical acoustics, architectural acoustics and electroacoustics
  • Principles of communications technology and electronics
  • Audio recording and studio technology – measurement, recording and studio equipment
  • Music theory, harmonic analysis, formal theory, analysis of musical works, ear training and instrumental lessons

You will choose one of the following seminars, which will also be the subject area in which you write your bachelor’s thesis:

  • Audio electronics
  • Audio signal processing
  • Electroacoustics and architectural acoustics
  • Speech processing
  • Computer music and media art
  • Musical acoustics
  • Recording technology
  • Music informatics



Mixer of the sound studio at TU Graz, Source: Ederle
  • Duration of study: 6 semesters
  • ECTS credit points: 180
  • Academic degree: Bachelor of Science (BSc)
  • Language of instruction: German
  • Entrance examination at the University of Music and Performing Arts

Curriculum (in German)

Semester plan

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Career Options

Graduates of the bachelor's degree programme in Electrical Engineering and Audio Engineering are qualified for entrance to the master’s degree programme Electrical Engineering and Audio Engineering and with additional qualifications also for other master’s degree programmes.

Professionally, graduates

  • work with IT-based systems for signal processing, audio engineering and acoustics,
  • offer services based on signal processing, audio engineering and acoustics,
  • become consultants on acoustics, audio recording and reproduction as well as in computer music.

Entrance Examination

Before you register for the degree programme, you have to take the entrance examination at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz (KUG). Register for the entrance examination before 1 September.


When you have passed the examination, you then have to choose either TU Graz or KUG as your home university (the university where you will enrol as a regular student) and complete the admission procedures there.

Registration deadlines of TU Graz

Registration deadlines of KUG

Joint Degree Programme

This is a joint degree programme of TU Graz and the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz.

Students of the programme choose one of the universities as their home university where they enrol as a regular student and where they will be awarded their degree and take courses at both universities.

Admission Deadlines


General admission period: 8 July to 5 September 2019

Additional admission period: 6 September to 30 November 2019


General admission period: 7 January to 5 February 2020

Additional admission period: 6 February to 30 April 2020

Further informationen on registration and admission

International degree programme applicants: admission and application deadlines

Martina Kreuzbichler, Source: Hollinger
Martina Kreuzbichler, graduate of the bachelor’s degree programme in Electrical Engineering and Audio Engineering

I would recommend this course to anyone interested in the fascinating interaction of art and technology. Students come from many countries to take part in this unique degree programme in Graz. There is a great team spirit which helps us to master challenges together.

Information and Advice for Prospective Students

Further Information

Further information on this degree programme and statements from teachers and students are available on the multimedia InfoMap of the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz.

Graduates Can Pursue Master’s Degrees in the Following Programmes

* NAWI Graz degree programme