801–1000 th
World University Rankings 2020
151-200 th
Young University Rankings 2017
151-200 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
The Crescent, Salford, Greater Manchester, M5 4WT, United Kingdom

Acoustical and Audio Engineering with Professional Experience - University of Salford

Acoustic engineering focuses on the noise, vibration and audio output of architecture and consumer products. By understanding how sound waves behave and how people respond to them, you will help to engineer a better sounding world. Salford has pioneered acoustics teaching and research for over 60 years. Recognised by the UK Institute of Acoustics with a route to Chartered Engineer status, our acoustical and audio engineering degree course will guide you through the creative science and engineering involved in managing sound, whether designing sound for VR games, or noise barriers to quieten high-speed rail. Based in our Peel Park campus, minutes from central Manchester, you’ll use cutting-edge acoustic studios and facilities and learn alongside research taking place in our world-class Anechoic Chamber and Reverberation Suite. Initially, you’ll gain an understanding of the mathematics and physics principles of acoustics, exploring analogue electronics, digital signal processing, audio systems and speaker design. As you progress, you’ll shape your degree around your interests, choosing optional modules in speech, environmental noise measurement and psychoacoustics. With the professional experience pathway, you will complete an industrial placement year between years two and three. Placements are an excellent opportunity to expand your CV, apply your academic knowledge further and develop interpersonal skills in the real world. On completion, you will be able to add 'with Professional Experience' to your degree title. Our graduates are primed with solid prospects for a career in acoustic consultancy, production and product design. Course alumni have progressed to work with leading acoustic and audio consultants and specialists, including Arup, BBC, Apple, Dolby, and Bang and Olufson. With the professional experience pathway, you will complete an industrial placement year between years two and three. Placements are an excellent opportunity to expand your CV, apply your academic knowledge further and develop interpersonal skills in the real world. On completion, you will be able to add 'with Professional Experience' to your degree title. **Features** - Learn the design principles that achieve the best possible audio reproduction in modern music products, recording studios, loudspeakers and venues - Discover how music, speech and other sounds are perceived and how this influences the design of applications, products and buildings - Understand the fundamental acoustic principles, such as Fourier’s theorem, 3D wave equation, the finite string and radiation impedance - Develop analytical, numerical and computer based problem solving skills - Cover popular business and management theory and enterprise leadership to prepare for your future career in acoustics and audio. Find out more from our current student Elle, who got the chance to do a placement at Glastonbury! **https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhy6YcZfJr0&feature=youtu.be** This course is recognised by the UK Institute of Acoustics and offers a route to Chartered Engineer status.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2020-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,SalfordUnited Kingdom