About this course
Gain a Masters-level knowledge of acoustics, sound and vibration and use it to make the world sound better. This 4-year course will provide fundamental engineering knowledge and a specialist understanding of acoustics. 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 4-year integrated Masters includes advanced Acoustical Engineering modules. You'll also take a masters-level group design project and apply your engineering knowledge to a design problem.
This course includes practical and lab work throughout. 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.
In your fourth year, you'll take part in a group design project, many of which are industry-led.
You'll have access to our world-class acoustic and engineering facilities, which include:
anechoic and reverberation chambers
an aeroacoustic wind tunnel
virtual acoustics laboratory
a professional manufacturing centre
You can take this course with an additional year-long, paid placement. Apply with UCAS code FF38 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.