How will I study acoustics, audio and sound?
Acoustics, Audio and Sound The Salford Experience
When you study an acoustics, audio and sound-based degree course at Salford you put your knowledge to the test through hands-on experiments, placements and industry connections.
Learn in world-class acoustic laboratories as you begin to discover the acoustic design principles behind smartphones, cars, and loudspeakers. Using our outstanding facilities, you’ll learn from expert tutors as you explore the science of sound, vibration and its human impact.
Read on to get a flavour of what to expect.
Life in the labs
We believe in hands-on learning, so we've made sure that you’ll be spend lots of time using our world-class laboratories and studios.
Modules based around our laboratories and studios will help you build technical skills, complete individual and group project, and carry out audio testing and research.
QUITEST SPACE IN THE UK
You’ll discover the quietest space in the North-West with a full range of specialist test environments, including an anechoic chamber and two semi-anechoic chambers, and other facilities. In a fast-moving industry with technology changing all the time, the course will allow you to discover the impact of noise level.
LEARN IN PRACTICAL ENVIRONMENTS
We have designed the Sound Engineering course to help you explore practical applications, including radio, TV, studio recording and live sound, as well as game audio and augmented reality. You will learn in practical environments around campus using engineering studio sessions to ensure high quality live sound for concerts and events.
You will experience small-group tutorial teaching to guide you through this creative crossroads of science and engineering.
Our carefully-designed tutorials will embed theoretical knowledge and creative application, and nurture your transferable skills, so you can become an advanced acoustic and audio graduate.
DEVELOP TRANSFERABLE SKILLS
Our carefully designed tutorials will embed theoretical, professional knowledge, creative application, and nurture your transferable skills, so you can deliver audio at the highest standard and become an advanced acoustic and audio graduate.
Study with us and discover the amazing number of ways that sound impacts our everyday lives!
Take control of your own learning. Our Clifford Whitworth Library has physical and virtual resources to support your acoustics and audio studies. This modern learning space includes computing suites and multimedia libraries, with access to journals, databases, and software.
With an onsite cafe, breakout areas, comfy chairs and 24-hour access, it is the perfect place for writing up tutorial notes and completing assignments - day or night!
Elle's study story
BEng (Hons) Acoustical and Audio Engineering graduate Elle Kalavsky found her passion at Salford. She enjoyed her studies so much, she decided to stay with us and complete her PhD.
Read about how Elle found her course, and the opportunities it brought her, including a placement at Glastonbury festival.
Patrick's study story
International student Patrick travelled all the way from Paraguay to study BEng (Hons) Acoustical and Audio Engineering at Salford.
Read about his study experiences and the placements he accessed during his degree.
Acoustical and Audio Engineering
Acoustics study blends the physics of sound with the psychology of how people react to noise and vibration.
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