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BEng (Hons)Acoustic and Audio Engineering

Solent University
United Kingdom, Southampton
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Overview

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. Employment opportunities are endless, and include 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.

Throughout the degree you will be supported to develop a solid grounding in the core mathematics, electronics and computing principles fundamental to audio and acoustic engineering; and will study a range of modules including Building Acoustics, Transducer Design and Environmental Noise Control.

You will undertake acoustic measurement and laboratory work using a wide range of state-of-the-art test equipment such as calibrated sound level meters; a 16-channel data acquisition and signal processing system; head and torso simulators; a laser vibrometer and industry-leading ambisonics recording and playback equipment. You will also have access to cutting-edge simulation and modelling software including MATLAB, NI Labview, CadnaA, CATT Acoustic and EASE.

Thanks to the course teams close links with industry you will also benefit from a range of guest speakers and industrial site visits. Recent speakers have included the managing director of Vanguardia Consulting, an independent film sound designer and representatives from Advanced Communications Solutions.

Career opportunities

Acoustics is a branch of engineering used in virtually all industry sectors, from designing new auditoriums to making the latest vacuum cleaner quieter.

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.

In acoustics, you could be involved in the planning process for new airports or motorways, or the design of the latest skyscraper – many graduates will go into consulting, while others will work for technology firms improving the sound quality of the latest flat-screen TV. Others will work for local authorities, the government or the military.

Suitable roles for graduates include:

  • Acoustic consultant
  • Acoustic engineer
  • Environmental consultant
  • Signal processing specialist

Or as an audio engineer, you could be designing and testing audio equipment hardware and software, working on premier league football or a vast range of sporting events or designing, building, and maintaining post production facilities for drama or films.

  • Broadcast video or audio engineer in television or radio
  • Film sound recording engineer
  • Studio engineer
  • Post-production and transmission engineers
  • Sound installation and design engineer
  • Software or Hardware engineer
Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States