Are you intrigued by the science of sound? Whether it’s designing auditoriums, improving consumer audio products or working to reduce noise pollution, audio and acoustic engineers play a vital role in a range of engineering projects.
Solent University’s audio and acoustic engineering programme offers students a solid grounding in core mathematics, electronics and computing principles alongside a thorough study of acoustic engineering.
Audio and acoustic engineering is available as a three year undergraduate degree (BEng) or a four year integrated masters programme (MEng).
Audio engineers specialise in the design and configuration of recording, playback and amplification technologies, combining a high level of technical expertise with operational skills and a practical knowledge of media industry practices.
Acoustical engineers work in fields as diverse as acoustic material manufacturing, acoustic signature recognition and reduction, active noise and vibration control, aerospace engineering, architectural acoustical design, enclosure and sound attenuator design, loudspeaker design, measurement and analysis instrumentation, sonar systems, speech recognition, mobile telephone design, vehicle noise control and vibration isolation.
This highly practical course aims to help students develop a strong grounding in both of these related disciplines, combining specialised acoustics and audio engineering tuition with core engineering skills such as computer programming, physics and electronics.
What does this course lead to?
Recent graduates from Solent’s media technology courses have gone on to positions such as acoustic design engineer or acoustic consultant, working for companies such as ACCON:UK, Hoare Lea, Hilson Moran, Lee Cunningham Partnership, Solid State Logic, Sound Associates and Vanguardia Consulting.
Who is this course for?
This course is perfect for anyone fascinated by the science of sound and hoping to pursue a career as an audio or acoustic engineer.
The course teaches the fundamentals of audio and acoustic engineering alongside computing, maths and electronics principles, providing a good grounding for roles such as acoustic engineer, environmental consultant or even the construction industry planning buildings and infrastructure.
This course is available as a three year undergraduate degree or a four year integrated masters degree.