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Acoustical Engineering

Rob Wood - Career Practitioner for Acoustical Engineering
Rob Wood - Career Practitioner for Acoustical Engineering

Deciding what you would like to do after you graduate can sometimes seem like a daunting prospect. We work with academic staff and employers to provide a tailored service to help you explore your options and find out more about the various career paths you could take. 

Each faculty has a linked Career Practitioner who works closely with staff and students to provide tailored events and information.

All of our practitioners and advisers are able to offer you careers information and advice through our Drop-in Service and workshops. During Drop-in you will speak to the duty adviser. If you are then referred to a longer 45 minute guidance appointment, you can request to see your subject's Career Practitioner.

Take a look below at some resources we have put together to get you started.


What could you do with your degree?

Acoustical Engineering students at the University of Southampton benefit from an employability programme of careers support and employer talks to facilitate work experience.

• Use the Acoustical Engineering - What can I do with my degree? download for careers research and job hunting sites – for both professional placements and graduate roles.

• Use the FEE Student Employability Blackboard to access careers presentations, jobs alerts from employers targeting the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, information on competitions and further study. The Job Search Resources folder includes a database of recent employers. Current students will receive regular update emails from Blackboard.


You should consider joining the professional accreditation bodies of your degree programme to take full advantage of the benefits:

Institute of Acoustics

The UK professional body for those working in Acoustics, Noise and Vibration, includes a careers section, specialist groups for different areas of acoustics, details of the free student membership and a jobs board

Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

Students can become affiliate members for free and gain access to a range of careers support, and members only benefits; see also information about scholarships and awards and the Formula Student competition.


What do our Acoustical Engineering Graduates do?

Graduate Outcomes Survey

If you are trying to decide what to do after University, you might find it helpful to look at what our graduates have done with their degree.

Fifteen months after completing a course of study at the University of Southampton, our graduates are contacted to find out where their journeys have taken them. This information is gathered through the Graduate Outcomes survey (previously the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey) which applies to all leavers from August 2017 onwards.

See the data sheet below for an insight into what other Acoustical Engineering graduates have done. 


Our graduates go on to a host of diverse careers and pathways, examples include:

Acoustical Engineering DLHE Survey 2016-17
Acoustical Engineering DLHE Survey 2016-17
Acoustical Engineering DLHE Survey 2016-17
Acoustical Engineering DLHE Survey 2016-17

Careers Support

Our services are open to all current undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as alumni, to ensure a successful transition into employment or further study.

Our online careers site MyCareer enables you to manage job alerts, sign-up for events and look for volunteering and work experience opportunities on and off campus.

Check out some additional support and resources we offer below.

Careers Events

Check out our events & fairs pages to find out about upcoming events.

A member of staff discussing potential careers with students

Career Planning

Learn how to successfully research career opportunities and how to gain relevant experience.

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