Acoustics and Audio Technology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    12402
    Tuition (Year)
    Free
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
Acoustics is the science of sound and embraces all aspects of the generation, transmission, propagation, and possible effects on humans, incl. how the sound is perceived. This Aalborg University's Acoustics and Audio Technology Master's programme provides students with classical and modern aspects of physical acoustics, psycho-acoustics, and electro-acoustics.

About

Acoustics is the science of sound and embraces all aspects of the generation, transmission, propagation, and possible effects on humans, incl. how the sound is perceived. This master's programme provides students with classical and modern aspects of physical acoustics, psycho-acoustics, and electro-acoustics. Methods within signal processing, psychometry, building and room acoustics, tests of human hearing and perception are all integral disciplines in the programme, enabling a contemporary understanding and utilisation of the newest sound and audio technology.

The programme at Aalborg University provide students with a broad background in Acoustics and Audio Technology, with options for involvement in our research activities. Students will have access to facilities of a very high standard, incl. anechoic rooms, standard listening rooms, listening cabins, audiometry room, infrasound chamber, an auditory virtual reality workbench, and high quality measurement equipment and signal processing equipment.

Many foreign (and Danish) students have followed one or all semesters of our master's programme in Acoustics since 1997. Their interest and general success worldwide encourages us to continue and expand the programme, most recently with a revision in 2011.

Job and Career

Graduates of Acoustics and Audio Technology at Aalborg University pursue careers in consulting, development and research engineering in various fields of acoustics in the industry for sound and audio products, for instance:

  • Loudspeakers
  • Hearing aids
  • Mobile phones
  • Audio equipment
  • Measurement equipment.

Programme Structure

1st semester
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Applied to Acoustical Signals
  • PBL and Digital Signal
  • Processing Applied to Acoustical Signals
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Fundamentals of Acoustics and Electro-acoustics
  • Machine Learning (elective)
  • Optimisation Methods (elective)
2nd semester
  • Sound Technology for the Normal Hearing (elective)
  • Sound Technology for the Hearing-impaired (elective)
  • Human Sound Perception and Audio Engineering
  • Scientific Computing and Sensor Modelling
3rd semester
  • Audio Systems, Acoustics in Health Care, Development or Consultancy
  • Applied Experimental Psychology and Psychophysics (elective)
  • Array and Sensor Signal Processing (elective)
  • User Experience Design for Multi-modal Interaction (elective)
  • Platforms and Methods for Multi Modal Systems Architectures (elective)
4th semester
  • Master’s Thesis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go To The Course Website

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 B): 173

    The FCE, or First Certificate in English, a certificate given for students who take the Cambridge English: First exam. To receive the certificate, test-takers must score between 122 and 190 on the Cambridge English: First test. Read more about FCE.

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

  • Minimum required score: 560

    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: 88

    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

Students with a bachelor's degree in Electronic Engineering or equivalent can apply to the master's programme in Acoustics and Audio Technology at Aalborg University. Applicants with other bachelor's degrees (e.g. Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Media Technology, etc.) will be subject to individual evaluation. Proficiency in English is a prerequisite.

Please make sure you send your application form and further documentation via post to the International Office by the required deadline.

Furthermore please note the official language requirements for international students applying to Aalborg University are:

  • IELTS (academic test): 6.5
  • TOEFL (paper-based): 560
  • TOEFL (internet-based): 88
  • Cambridge First Certificate with the grade B

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 12402 International
  • Free EU/EEA

92,200 DKK

Funding

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