Acoustic Engineering: Career Scope, Colleges, Recruiters and Pay Scale

Acoustic Engineering also known as Sound or Audio Engineering is an extremely creative specialization of engineering. In India, very few engineering aspirants choose this branch of engineering. As the name suggests, it deals with the relation of technology and sound.

If you wish to pursue a career in Acoustic Engineering, below are helpful elements of the course.

Acoustic Engineering

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Under Graduation Course: Bachelor of Acoustic Engineering (B.E.) or Bachelor of Technology in Acoustic Engineering (B.Tech)

Eligibility: Aspirants completed age 17 having passed the required Engineering Entrance Exam and STD 12 with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (PCM) and English. The percentile criterion may vary as per entrance exam and college/institution/university, most likely within the bracket of 40% to 50%.

Course Duration:  4 Years

Number of Semesters:  8 Semesters

Post Graduation Course: M.Tech 

Eligibility: B.E./B.Tech

Course Duration: 2 Years

Important Subjects

Below are the top most important subjects in the syllabus of Acoustic Engineering.

  1. Acoustics and aerodynamics
  2. Audio Cables and connectors
  3. Digital Audio Workstation and Control Surface
  4. Electromechanical transducers
  5. Fundamentals of  Computer Application and Hard ware
  6. Live Sound Recording
  7. Noise control
  8. Nonlinear acoustics
  9. Time code and Synchronization
  10. Ultrasonics

Top Colleges

Below are some of the top Acoustic Engineering colleges in India.

  1. Asian Academy of Film and Television, Delhi
  2. Harisingh Gour University, Sagar
  3. Film and Television Institute of India, Pune
  4. Film and Television Institute of Tamil Nadu, Chennai
  5. Grotek Institute of Film Technology, Kasaragod
  6. IIT Kharagpur
  7. Institute of New Media Development and Research, Pune
  8. National institute of Acoustics
  9. National Institute of Film and Fine Arts, Kolkata
  10. Sound Engineering Academy, Kerala (SEA)

Top Job Profiles

Below are some of the most respected job profiles for Acoustic Engineering students.

  1. Acoustic Consultant
  2. Assistant Engineer
  3. Audio Engineer
  4. Broadcast Engineer
  5. Dialogue editor
  6. Digital Remastering Engineer
  7. Live Sound Engineer
  8. Mix Engineer
  9. Multimedia Developer
  10. Music Editor
  11. Production Assistant
  12. Programmer
  13. Re-recording Mixer
  14. Sound Engineer
  15. Studio Designer
  16. Studio Manager
  17. Studio Technician

Top Recruitment Areas

Below mentioned are some of the reputed fields that absorb students of Acoustic Engineering.

  1. Music Recording Companies/Labels
  2. Samsung
  3. Sony
  4. Videocon
  5. Audio Software Developing Firms


Know the pay scale offered to professionals.

Just started: Up to Rs 400,000 per annum

Have some experience and/or is a M.Tech: Rs 800,000+ per annum


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Vinny Ahluwalia

Senior Content Writer at StudMonk
Miss Vinny Ahluwalia is a versatile professional content writer having worked in the field of entertainment and culinary arts. She is now working with StudMonk as Senior Content Writer and writes about Education. She believes in providing up-to-date information to students preparing for Engineering and Medical entrance examinations in India.
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