Enhancing Student Employability Through Innovative Program Design

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Title of host publicationAudio Education
DatePublished - 9 Jun 2020
Number of pages21
PublisherTaylor and Francis Group
Place of PublicationNew York
EditorsDaniel Walzer, Mariana Lopez
Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Electronic)9780429020780


In the mid 1990s undergraduate Music Technology System programs were established in the Department of Electronic Engineering, heavily influenced by the interdisciplinary ethos of the successful Master of Arts/Master of Science (MSc) program. The key objectives of the MSc center around active learning through guided work, and practical learning outcomes alongside a desire to promote accessibility to a wider group of potential students. A number of assessments in the program incorporate some form of student self-reflection on learning. In Audio Signals and Psychoacoustics, students are required to write a reflective critique of their assignment submission, allowing them to demonstrate an ability to analyze the quality of their own work and make specific suggestions for how it could be improved. The MSc program culminates in an individual research project that focuses on a relevant and up-to-date area of research or technology development and provides a strong focus on employability, especially the provision of industry-related projects.

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