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Advanced Courses

The Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR) Advanced Course is a five-day taught course in Sound and Vibration led by world-class experts in their fields. There is a two-day ‘refresher' in the fundamentals of sound and vibration, followed by a three-day ‘advanced' course in either Aeroacoustics, or Noise Control.

The next course will be on 6-10 September 2021. The booking system will open in 2021 and is accessible via the online store.



Advanced Course in Noise Control

The Advanced Course in Noise Control outlines the underlying principles of noise control, examines the character of noise in some key applications and discusses how noise may be reduced by design or palliative treatment.

Advanced Course in Aeroacoustics

The Advanced Course in Aeroacoustics provides an introduction to the phenomena involved in the prediction and control of noise generated by flow, with an emphasis on the physics and modelling that underpin predictive acoustic analysis.  

Course Features

World-class lecturers: the course presents a unique opportunity to learn from and talk to lecturers at the very forefront of their fields. Delegates are encouraged to discuss their problems in and out of class.

A renowned institution: the ISVR has over 50 years' experience delivery high-quality education to engineering students and professionals, and is at the forefront of research in many areas of sound and vibration.

Flexibility: there are two distinct streams but we offer the flexibility to mix lectures, according to your interests.

Facilities: our extensive facilities, include one of the largest anechoic chambers in the country, ISVR Consulting, Human Factors Research Unit (HFRU), 6-Axis Motion Simulator, Doak lab and VAAE to mention a few

Fees - 2021

Five-day Refresher plus Advanced Course:
Residential - £1650
Non-residential - £1450

Three-day Advanced Course only:
Residential - £1450
Non-residential - £1250

Both fees include course literature for your chosen stream and a course dinner on Thursday evening.

There is a discount of £100 for applications received before 1 July 2021.

The brochure for 2020 can be viewed below.


Lectures were presented in an interesting manner by enthusiastic and knowledgeable persons. All lecturers very approachable regarding real world questions.

The course was incredibly well organised, everything went smoothly. The knowledge and experience of the lecturers was very broad, enabling very clear answers to all questions posed by the group

Institute of Sound and Vibration Research

The Institute is committed to improving our understanding of acoustics, vibration, their impact and the quality and performance of engineering products.

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