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Acoustic and Audio Engineering BEng (Hons)

Solent University (Southampton)

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UCAS CODE: AA01

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Fascinated by the mechanics of recording and the science of sound? Solent University’s acoustic and audio engineering degree will support you to develop the fundamental technical expertise and practical knowledge highly sought by employers, helping you to kick-start a fantastic career after graduation.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.The blend of academic credit alongside a wealth of work experience, makes BEng (Hons) Acoustic and Audio Engineering graduates highly employable.**What does this course lead to?**The course has a long history of successful graduate employment, and recent graduates have found positions at leading organisations, such as Vanguardia, Mott MacDonald, WSP, Ideaworks, Focusrite, Pinewood, Twickenham Studios, Visions, Arena, F1 Management, ITV and the BBC in such roles as acoustics consultancy, engineers, systems integration, sound guarantee, A/V installation, test engineers (software/hardware).**Who is this course for?**If you’re fascinated by the science of sound or the mechanics of recording, mixing and reproducing sound, whether it be for films, music or video games, Solent University’s acoustic and audio engineering degree will help you gain the fundamental technical expertise and practical knowledge sought after by employers in the industry.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,800per year

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University information

Solent University (Southampton)

  • University League Table

    100th

  • Campus address

    Southampton Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton, Southampton, SO14 0YN, England

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