Institute of Sound and Vibration Research
The Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for research and training in acoustics and vibration.
Formed in 1963, the Institute is committed to improving our understanding of acoustics and vibration and their impact on the wellbeing of the community and the quality and performance of engineering products.
The ISVR is renowned for its contributions to reducing noise and vibration in engineering applications - rail and aircraft noise for example - but also for fundamental work on understanding how humans hear sounds and process this information.
Undergraduate courses in Acoustical Engineering and Acoustics and Music
MSc Sound and Vibration Studies
challenging course in sound, vibration and signal processing
Undergraduate and postgraduate Audiology courses
Research programmes in world-leading research
Aircraft engine noise; source imaging; ultrasonics; underwater acoustics; virtual acoustics.
Modelling, measurement and control of structural vibrations and railway noise and vibrations.
Human Sciences Group
Comprising the Human Factors Research Unit and the Hearing and Balance Centre
Signal Processing & Control Group
applications in engineering, medicine and biology.
The ISVR offers a number of major experimental facilities