Electro Acoustics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English
The International Master's Degree in Electro Acoustics - IMDEA - offered by Le Mans Université was created at the request of the EMV Foundation which found a lack of engineers in this field for several years. The “Université du Maine” and the EMV foundation have defined the objectives and career opportunities in this Master's programme together.


The International Master's Degree in Electro Acoustics - IMDEA - offered by Le Mans Université is quasi unique in Europe for learning electroacoustics!

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.


Academic Requirements

Admission to the Master’s 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 a B.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 prove English proficiency (TOEIC Test Level B2 -or equivalent- required) by providing official supporting documents. Native English-speakers are of course exempt.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Le Mans

  • 690 - 860 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


The IMDEA scholarship programme is granted by the EMV Foundation (under the aegis of the “Institut de France”) and by the partners of the “Université 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

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