MSc/PgDip Environmental Acoustics
- Part-time study available
- Distance Learning
- International students can apply
The majority of teaching and learning takes place through tutorial and seminar groups. Assessment is generally in the form of assignments, which improve problem solving and other skills as well as providing a strong background in the subject area.
Salford's two acoustics MSc courses are offered in a variety of flexible formats, including full- and part-time attending modes, and by distance learning over two or four years. Those considering part-time study should bear in mind that the courses are intensive, and that a minimum of one day per week, per module studied, would need to be put aside for study. In practice this means that those studying alongside a full-time job might expect to complete the course over four years (plus project), whereas those whose employer allows weekly study leave may be able to complete their course in two years (plus project).
Distance learning and attending students benefit from the supply of a range of high-quality teaching materials, text books and software which are all packaged under one course fee. Interaction with students is face-to-face wherever practical, but we also use web-based learning support packages (databases of materials, discussion boards etc) to support the whole cohort.
Andy Moorhouse is a a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Acoustics. One of his roles is as Director of the Acoustics Laboratories. Previously, Andy was Senior Consultant at Sound Research Laboratories.
His research on low frequency noise has shaped the way that local authorities assess this problem. His work on virtual acoustic prototypes (a computer representation of parts of a machine, e.g. a washing machine, fridge, lawnmower etc) has been used by manufacturers to assess sounds from their products. He also carries out research in structure-borne sounds.