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Acoustical Engineering (BEng)

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Bachelor of Engineering
Length of course
3 years, starts September 2020
Course type
Full-time
Campuses
Highfield, 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 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

  • 3D-audio systems

  • 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 also take a paid industrial placement year. You'll develop vital professional knowledge and skills to help you become a professional acoustical engineer after you graduate.

The course is unique as it is accredited by both the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Institute of Acoustics.

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 315.62 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Highfield in Southampton and Boldrewood campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.

Transfer between courses

You can transfer to the 4-year Acoustical Engineering Masters degree at the end of the second year.