Electro Acoustics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
The International Master's Degree in Electro Acoustics - IMDEA - was created at the request of theEMV Foundationwhich found a lack of engineers in this field for several years. The Universit du Maine and the EMV foundation have defined the objectives and career opportunities in this Master's programme together.


Career opportunities

Electro Acoustics is an exciting area with multi-disciplinary studies of signal, electronics, sound and vibration phenomena Graduates from Université du Maine are employed world-wide by companies, research centres and authorities involved in hearing aid systems, telephones, transducer manufacturing, audio-system engineering, sound and vibrations measurement equipment.

  • Typical examples of career opportunities as a specialist in electroacoustics are:
  • Consumer electronics (phones, multimedia, nomad devices)
  • Public address systems in buildings
  • High power sound reinforcement for shows and events
  • Transducers for automotive, aeronautical and rail transport
  • Environment & health (noise reduction, hearing aids, …)

The International Master's Degree in ElectroAcoustics offers students the possibility to learn the fundamentals in electroacoustics and in related fields.

The program offers a specialized education in:

  • electroacoustics
  • mechanics and materials
  • transducers (loudspeakers, microphones)
  • acoustic loads and acoustic radiation
  • real time signal processing

The master’s program prepares students for careers dealing with different aspects of electroacoustics which require strong analytical and research skills, whether in the public or private sectors and for PhD studies or research activities.

Programme Structure

Semester 1
  • Acoustics & Mechanics
  • Methodology
  • Signal processing & Electronics
  • Electroacoustics
  • Professional courses
  • Communication

Semester 2

  • Acoustics & Mechanics
  • Electroacoustics
  • Signal processing & Electronics
  • Methodology
  • Professional courses
  • Communication

Year 2 semester 1

  • Acoustics and Mechanics
  • Signal processing & Electronics
  • Electroacoustics
  • Communication
  • Professional courses

Year 2 semester 2

  • Electroacoustics
  • Professional courses

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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Academic Requirements

Admission to the Masters programme is open to students holding at least a Bachelor's degree in electronics or acoustics and who graduated from an internationally recognized university.

Admission is also offered to students holding aB.Sc. (Bachelor of Sciences)degree which includes training modules in solid mechanics, sound and vibrations, signal processing, acoustics, electronics (at least analog electronics), programming (C language).

English Proficiency

All the courses being taught in English only, applicants must proveEnglish proficiency(TOEIC Test Level B2 -or equivalent- required) by providing official supporting documents. Native English-speakers are of course exempt.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 500 International
  • EUR 500 EU/EEA


The IMDEA scholarship programme is granted by the EMV Foundation (under the aegis of the Institut de France) and by the partners of the Universit du Maine, in Le Mans, France.

Each academic year, 4 scholarships are awarded (2 in Master1 and 2 in Master2) by the IMDEA selection committee. Recipients are chosen among all the applications received before the deadline.

The annual amount of the IMDEA scholarship is 7000 per student and per academic year.

Selection is based on the 3 following criteria:

- academic excellence (overall Bachelor grade and scientific test grade),

- motivation

- financial resources

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.