122 nd
World University Rankings 2020
12 th
University Impact Ranking 2019
=48 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
University Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, United Kingdom

Acoustical Engineering

Acoustical engineering is the application of acoustics – the science of sound and vibration – in technology, with broad applications from the design of cars, 3D-audio systems and concert halls, to reducing aircraft noise and using ultrasound to fight antimicrobial resistance. As an acoustical engineering student, you will develop specialist knowledge of sound, vibration and their human effects, in addition to a solid foundation in a wide range of engineering fundamentals. You will learn by doing, studying the theoretical principles of acoustical engineering alongside practical design modules and projects. During your first two years, you will study specialist modules in acoustics and audio signal processing, alongside the core principles of mechanical engineering, including mechatronics and electronics. In your third year, advanced modules and an individual project will deepen your understanding of acoustics and human responses to sound and vibration. You will have access to our extensive facilities, including dedicated student design studios and workshops, anechoic and reverberation chambers, a listening room and a virtual acoustics laboratory. Our acoustical engineering courses are unique in being accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Institute of Acoustics and offer a route to chartered status.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2020-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site - Highfield Campus,SouthamptonUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • International Year 1 £20,320
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250