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The Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR) is a renowned institution and has over 50 years' experience delivering high-quality education to engineering students and professionals and is at the forefront of research in many areas of sound and vibration.
These courses present a unique opportunity to learn from and talk to world-class lecturers at the very forefront of their fields. Delegates are encouraged to discuss their problems in and out of class.  The combined experience of the lecturers delivering these courses adds to a combined experience of over half a millennium covering education, research, industry and consultancy.    

The course starts by laying out some fundamental principles of noise analysis and then splits into two streams  

Course Features


Who should attend

This course is suitable for anyone working in industrial design on products where reducing noise is a key driver, as well as those working in noise consultancy or research.  The course will benefit both those with extensive noise experience who wish to further their understanding, and those new to the field.   
Either a degree-level qualification or equivalent working knowledge and experience in engineering, physical sciences, or mathematics is recommended in order to attend this course. 


Course Dates 

The next course will be held from 2 to 6 September 2024. 


The course will be held on the University of Southampton's main Highfield Campus.  



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Closing date: 31 July 2024



Institute of Sound and Vibration Research 

Since its foundation in 1963, the ISVR has become widely acknowledged as one of the world’s foremost centres for the study of sound and vibration phenomena. Its achievements have been based upon success in three key areas: 


The ISVR is unique in its ability to offer undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes and continuing professional development in a comprehensive range of subjects related to sound and vibration. Short courses are offered to industry on a regular basis, with tailor-made options available on request. 


The ISVR is a centre for postgraduate and postdoctoral research in most areas related to sound and vibration. It has a number of research groups covering an extensive range of subjects, including acoustics, structural dynamics, human sciences, audiology, fluid dynamics, vehicle dynamics, signal processing, active noise and vibration control and instrumentation. 


The ISVR is a centre for putting research into practice. ISVR Consulting provides expertise in a wide range of topics, including environmental, and industrial noise and vibration, hearing, and vibration-induced injury assessment and conservation, design, vehicle and engine design and refinement (NVH). The unit operates a range of facilities including large anechoic and reverberation chambers, a progressive wave tube, and a blast wave generator. It can also call upon the expertise of the ISVR academic staff for specialist applications. 


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.

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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 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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