Taught course

Audio Acoustics

Institution
University of Salford · School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

A first or second-class degree in a numerate engineering or science discipline. All applicants must have a significant grounding in engineering mathematics.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The generation, manipulation and reproduction of high quality audio are core elements of the rapidly expanding communication, entertainment, music and sound engineering industries. This course is aimed at graduates of numerate science disciplines, who wish to make the transfer into this exciting and growing sector. Building on the engineering fundamentals you already know, it will provide you with the specialist expert knowledge required to become a future leader in audio technology. The University of Salford has a long history of research and teaching in audio and acoustics - by taking this course you will be joining a community of alumni who can be found at the heart of many leading organisations both in the UK and abroad.

You will study core topics including architectural acoustics, psychoacoustics, dynamics and vibration, computer modelling and measurement. Beyond this, the course provides specialist modules in digital signal processing and advanced loudspeaker and microphone design. Further specialisation is then developed in the Project module.

You will be based in the university’s internationally-renowned Acoustics Research Group. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework panel praised our outputs, saying that the Salford submission showed “particular strengths in acoustics”, and our industrial links led our REF impact case study to be singled out by the EPSRC and Royal Academy of Engineering for highlight the economic benefits of engineering and training.

This course is accredited by the Institute of Acoustics for the purposes of meeting the educational requirements for Corporate Membership of the Institute. Graduates may attain Engineering Council registration via the Institute of Acoustics.

Information for international students

International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 (with no element below 5.5) is proof of this.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
32 months

PGDip

full time
9 months
part time
20 months

Further details of qualification

This course can be studied either on campus or via distance learning.

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
course-enquiries@salford.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 295 4545