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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 9-13 September 2019. The booking system is accessible via the online store and this will be available in 2019.

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.  

Bookings will be open in the Spring of 2019

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 three distinct streams but we offer the flexibility to mix lectures, according to your interests.

Facilities: you'll have the opportunity to tour our extensive facilities, including one of the largest anechoic chambers in the country.

Course dinner: a dinner towards the end of the course provides the opportunity to meet with other delegates and members of staff.

Fees - 2019

Five-day Refresher plus Advanced Course:

Residential - £1650
Non-residential - £1450

Three-day Advanced Course only:

Residential - £1450
Non-residential - £1250

Our residential option includes accommodation in a university hall of residence (all-inclusive), Sunday*-Thursday inclusive (full five-day course) or Tuesday-Thursday inclusive (three-day Advanced Course only). Delegates wishing to book their own accommodation may wish to refer to the University of Southampton Guest House List under the 'Useful Downloads' section, however we are unable to recommend any external accommodation. *No dinner is provided on the Sunday evening.

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 2019.

The brochure for 2018 can be viewed below.

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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 experiance 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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