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Acoustics I

When you'll study it
Whole Academic Year
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 4
Module lead
Matthew Wright
Academic year

Module overview

Acoustical engineers play a vital role in almost every field of technology, from the built environment to transport, from audio systems to green energy production, from underwater communication to medical imaging and treatment.

Acoustical engineers need to understand the physical mechanisms of sound wave generation, propagation, but they also need to understand the way we hear and respond to sound, the way acousticians quantify and measure sounds. Beyond that acoustical engineers need to know how their role addresses the needs of society, how to communicate, both with engineers from other disciplines and the general public, and what their professional and ethical responsibilities are.

This module will be the first step in your journey to becoming a professional acoustical engineer. You will begin the task of learning the physics of sound and the nature of hearing, and by studying real-world engineering scenarios you will learn how an acoustical engineer can contribute to a better world.