About this course
Learn how to make the world sound better, with a specialist knowledge of acoustics, vibration and how they affect us. This degree provides a solid understanding of engineering then specialises in sound and our response to it. You'll study at the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, a leading centre for Acoustical Engineering.
Acoustical Engineering looks at how acoustics - the science of sound and vibration - is applied in technology. It has many applications, including:
design of cars
designing concert halls
reducing aircraft noise
using ultrasound to fight antimicrobial resistance
This course includes practical work throughout, including lab work. Our projects will allow you to design, build and test components and systems with enhanced acoustic properties. You'll gain the confidence to creatively solve engineering problems.
You'll have access to our world-class acoustic and engineering facilities, which include:
dedicated design studios and workshops
anechoic and reverberation chambers
an aeroacoustic wind tunnel
a listening room
a virtual acoustics laboratory
a professional manufacturing centre
You can take this course with an additional year-long, paid placement. Apply with UCAS code H34P for the Industrial Placement Year option.
The industrial placement year will further develop your vital professional skills and knowledge, and help you become a professional acoustical engineer after you graduate.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
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The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.