Certificate in Music Technology

The Music Technology Certificate was designed for U of T Engineering undergraduates interested in exploring the intersection between music, technology and engineering. Through a partnership with the Faculty of Music, U of T Engineering is able to provide engineering students with access to a number of technical courses that are typically only open to music students.

There are courses within this minor that are only eligible as Free Electives (FE) or Extra Courses (EXT). Thus, students who wish to pursue this program may need to take on on coursework above and beyond their degree requirements. Students may submit requests to their home departments to take ECE446 and/or technical courses from the Faculty of Music as Technical Elective Substitutions (TES) for their degree programs.

This certificate is open to any student completing an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering.


Students in the Certificate in Music Technology must successfully complete a minimum of three courses (1.5 FCE) as follows. Note: Each course listed has a course weight of 0.5.

Mandatory course:

TMU111H: Intro to Computer Applications in Music  (FE/EXT)

One of the following courses:

TMU130H1: Music Theory 1 (CS)
ECE446H1: Sensory Communication (TE/TES/FE/EXT)

One elective from courses listed below:

TMU319H1: Electroacoustic Music I (TES/FE/EXT)

TMU320H1: Electroacoustic Music II (TES/FE/EXT)

TMU313H1: Introduction to Music Recording  (TES/FE/EXT)

TMU330H1: Live Coding: Digital Audio in Real Time (TES/FE/EXT)


HMU111H1: Introduction to Music & Society (HSS)

TMU131H1: Music Theory 2 (CS)

MUS110H1: Introduction to Music History and Culture (HSS)

MUS111H1: Historical Survey of Western Music (HSS)

MUS200H1: Music of the World’s Peoples (HSS)

MUS204H1: The Age of Bach and Handel (HSS)

MUS209H1: Performing Arts of South Asia (HSS)

MUS211H1: The World of Popular Music (HSS)

MUS212H1: Music, Sound & Power in the Middle East (HSS)

MUS240H1: Heavy Music (HSS)

MUS302H1: Symphony (HSS)

MUS306H1: Popular Music in North America (HSS)

MUS308H1: Handel (HSS)

MUS335H1: A Social History of the Piano (HSS)