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Acoustical Engineering (BEng)

Award
Bachelor of Engineering
Duration
3 years
Course Type
Full-time
Campus
Highfield and Boldrewood
UCAS Course code
HH72

About this course

Learn how to make the world sound better, with a specialist knowledge of acoustics, vibration and how they affect us. This acoustical engineering degree 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.

This acoustical engineering course looks at how acoustics - the science of sound and vibration - is applied in technology. It has many applications, including:

  • design of cars

  • 3D-audio systems

  • designing concert halls

  • reducing aircraft noise

  • using ultrasound to fight antimicrobial resistance

This UK acoustic engineering degree 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 course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) as meeting the academic requirement, in part, for Chartered Engineer registration. This course is also accredited by the Institute of Acoustics.

Accreditations

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Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
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Engineering Council accredited degree logo
Engineering Council
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European Accreditation of Engineering Programmes logo
European Accreditation of Engineering Programmes (EAEP)
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Institute of Acoustics

Course locations

This course is based at Highfield and Boldrewood.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.

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