• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    15000
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
The major in Acoustics and Audio Technology gives fundamental knowledge about acoustical phenomena, human hearing and audio technologies, and also facilitates the students to apply the knowledge in practice. This Computer, Communication and Information Sciences - Acoustics and Audio Technology programme is offered by Aalto University.

About

The goal 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.

This Computer, Communication and Information Sciences - Acoustics and Audio Technology programme is offered by Aalto University.

Career opportunities

  • Audio DSP engineer in a big international firm, such as Nokia, Huawei, Microsoft, Apple, or Dolby
  • Acoustical consultant working in the field of environmental noise or building acoustics
  • Acoustics/noise expert in heavy industry, such as ABB, Kone or Wartsila
  • Product development in small-scale firms and startup companies

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Introduction to Master’s Studies at Aalto ELEC
  • Acoustical Measurements L
  • Room Acoustics L
  • Communication Acoustics
  • Acoustics and the Physics of Sound
  • Audio Signal Processing L
  • Acoustics and Audio Technology Seminar  L (varying content)

For more information, please visit programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C): 180

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 580

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 92

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Programme-specific admission requirements

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. 

Required background:

  • mathematics
  • physics 
  • digital signal processing
  • applied signal processing (audio and speech processing)
  • programming skills

Knowledge in the following areas is considered an advantage:

  • music or musical instruments
  • recording, mixing, and reproduction of sound
  • design and building of audio equipment

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 15000 International

Tuition in bachelor's and master's programmes taught in English from August 2017 onwards are subjected to annual fees for non-EU/EEA citizens.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.