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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 units 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.