The University of Southampton
Engineering and the Environment

The Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR) Advanced Course is a five-day taught course in Sound and Vibration led by world-class experts in their fields. There is a two-day ‘refresher' in the fundamentals of sound and vibration, followed by a three-day ‘advanced' course in either Noise Control or Aeroacoustics.

 

The next course will be in September 2017. Further details to follow. The booking system will be accessible via the online store

Advanced Course in Noise Control

The Advanced Course in Noise Control outlines the underlying principles of noise control, examines the character of noise in some key applications and discusses how noise may be reduced by design or palliative treatment.

Advanced Course in Aeroacoustics

The Advanced Course in Aeroacoustics provides an introduction to the phenomena involved in the prediction and control of noise generated by flow, with an emphasis on the physics and modelling that underpin predictive acoustic analysis.  

Course features

Flexibility: there are two distinct streams but we offer the flexibility to mix lectures, according to your interests.

World-class lecturers: the course presents a unique opportunity to learn from and talk to lecturers at the very forefront of their fields. Delegates are encouraged to discuss their problems in and out of class.

A renowned institution: the ISVR has over 50 years' experience delivery high-quality education to engineering students and professionals, and is at the forefront of research in many areas of sound and vibration.

Facilities: you'll have the opportunity to tour our extensive facilities, including one of the largest anechoic chambers in the country.

Course dinner: a dinner towards the end of the course provides the opportunity to meet with other delegates and members of staff.

Fees

Five-day Refresher plus Advanced Course:

Residential - TBC
Non-residential - TBC

Three-day Advanced Course only:

Residential - TBC
Non-residential - TBC

Our residential option includes accommodation in a university hall of residence, including breakfast and dinner, Sunday-Thursday inclusive (full five-day course) or Tuesday-Thursday inclusive (three-day Advanced Course only). Delegates wishing to book their own accommodation may wish to refer to the University of Southampton Guest House List under the 'Useful Downloads' section, however we are unable to recommend any external accommodation.

Both fees include course literature for your chosen stream and a course meal on Thursday evening.

The brochure for the 2016 that took place in September this year is available to view below

Past delegates

Here are just a select few comments from recent delegates, telling us what they appreciated most about the course (Information taken from end of course questionnaires):

"Skill and enthusiasm of the lecturers and ISVR staff" - 2012 attendee

"Breadth of material and in-depth knowledge of the presenters" - 2013 attendee

"Lecturers were very helpful and approachable, [there was a] nice level between theoretical explanation and practical application" - 2012 attendee

“The range of topics [and] enthusiasm of the lecturers.” - 2013 attendee

"Close contact with lecturers during the whole week; the interaction and discussion outside of the lecture room." - 2012 attendee

“Lectures were presented in an interesting manner by enthusiastic and knowledgeable persons. All lecturers very approachable regarding real world questions.” 2016 Attendee

"A very good coupling between fundamental theory and practical example.” 2016 Attendee

“The standard of lecturing was excellent.” 2016 Attendee

“The variety of the topics, very good training documentation and the competence of the lecturers, were what I most appreciated about the course.” 2016 Attendee

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Institute of Sound and Vibration Research

The Institute is committed to improving our understanding of acoustics, vibration, their impact and the quality and performance of engineering products.

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