Signal Processing and Acoustics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition Fee
    12400 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    Tuition fee
  • English
The Master of Science in engineering programme Signal Processing and Acoustics at Aalborg University is a two-year, research-based full-time study programme of 120 ECTS. The programme has two specialisations; Signal Processing and Computing and Acoustics and Audio Technology.


Specialisation In Signal Processing And Computing

This specialisation focuses on theories, methods and algorithms for advanced signal processing applied to a variety of application domains, such as wireless communication, speech recognition, hearing aids, positioning, audio and video and health care. You will learn to design, simulate, test, evaluate and document signal processing systems, optimise the performance of algorithms and implementation platforms, use sensor models in system simulations and integrate DSP algorithms into real-time hardware/software architectures.

Specialisation In Acoustics And Audio Technology

Acoustics is the science of sound and embraces all aspects of the generation, transmission, propagation and possible effects on humans, including how sound is perceived. You will be provided 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 specialisation, enabling a contemporary understanding and utilisation of state-of-the-art sound and audio technology.

As a student, you 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.

Job and Career

The Signal Processing and Acoustics Master's programme at Aalborg University provides you with skills that pave the way for a very broad range of job opportunities found within areas such as wireless and mobile communication, consumer audio and video, sound and audio products, multimedia, medical aids, instrumentation, automotive applications, avionics, navigation and the financial sector. In general, graduates typically find jobs in industries where digital signal processing and acoustics are naturally applied in order to provide signal analysis, signal modification or signal transmission.

Candidates are employed at e.g.:

  • Bang & Olufsen
  • GN Resound
  • Siemens Wind Power
  • Oticon Medical
  • Harman International
  • Widex
  • RTX
  • Niras
  • Cowi
  • Terma
  • Rambøll
  • Motorola
  • Dynaudio
  • The Danish Road Directorate

Programme Structure

  • Fundamentals of Acoustics and Electro-acoustics
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Optimisation Methods
  • Scientific Computing
  • Reconfigurable Computing
  • Reconfigurable and Low Energy Systems
  • Sound Technology for the Normal Hearing
  • Sound Technology for the Hearing-impaired
  • Machine Learning
  • Architectural & Environmental Acoustics
  • Array and Sensor Signal Processing

                    Detailed Programme Facts

                    English Language Requirements

                    You only need to take one of these language tests:

                    • Minimum required score:


                      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.

                    • Minimum required score:


                      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:


                      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 Signal Processing and Acoustics 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.

                    Tuition Fee

                    • International

                      12400 EUR/year
                      Tuition Fee
                      Based on the original amount of 12400 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
                    • EU/EEA

                      Tuition Fee
                      Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

                    92,200 DKK

                    Living costs for Aalborg

                    5,790 - 8,150 DKK/month
                    Living Costs

                    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


                    Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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