The target of the major is that the students could use their learning outcome flexibly in different tasks in industry and in academia. For example, the student should know why and how modern lossy audio codecs (mp3, AAC) work, or he/she should be able to measure, understand the perceptual aspects, and design the acoustics of a class room or a noise barrier.
Some exemplar fields where the students are foreseen to be competent are sound recording and reproduction, audio coding, music technology, acoustic measurements, active noise cancellation, audio signal processing, room and building acoustics, and environmental noise.
We are looking for students who are interested in music, hearing, aided hearing, sound reproduction, or sound in general. To succeed in our curriculum, your Bachelor studies should contain basic university physics, mathematics and digital signal processing.This Computer, Communication and Information Sciences - Acoustics and Audio Technology programme is offered by Aalto University.
The course is a very broad introduction to all other courses in the major. How do we hear sounds, and which properties of surrounding world do we decode by listening? How to design audio reproduction that it best suites human hearing? Can we measure the intelligibility of public address in a metro station? Can we estimate how “sharp” a sound is perceived? The lectures and the book cover answers to these questions. In the project work the students get hands-on experience in a simplified, but broad and practical, task.The groups will collect interesting sounds from their environment, and arrange formal listening test to quantify them in perception. A simple computational model of hearing is built, which then used to explain the listening test results.
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The general eligibility requirements are the same for all Master's programmes in the field of science and technology. Please see also the requirements concerning language skills.
Eligible applications are then sent to the academic evaluation described in more detail below.
Applicants to the programme must first meet the general eligibility and language requirements that are common to all Master’s programmes in Science and Technology.Admission criteria to the CCIS programme is a high quality Bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, communications engineering, or electrical engineering. Excellent candidates with degrees in other fields such as information systems, engineering, natural sciences, mathematics or physics will be considered if they have sufficient studies and proven skills and knowledge in the required areas.
The application should explain full educational history of the applicant.
Applicant’s motivation letter (compulsory part of the online application form) should be written in English. For purposes of study guidance, the applicants are asked to indicate already on the motivation letter which track they wish to follow.Also additional application documents described above (recommendations letter(s), course descriptions, work or other certificates, and publications) should preferably be submitted in English. If some other language than English, Finnish or Swedish is used in them, the applicant must provide precise, word-for-word translations of them.
Citizens of EU/EEA countries are not required to pay tuition fees while studying towards a degree at Aalto University.
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