See your future in acoustics and audio
Explore a range of careers in acoustics and audio, and discover degree courses that can get you there.
Create a better sounding world
Close your eyes. Listen. Those noises and vibrations that you hear and feel are part of acoustics – the science of sound.
We come into contact with acoustics and audio every day, often in ways don’t fully realise or understand. From headphone moments and live gigs to the vibrations of our transport to tranquil homes, sound – good or bad – makes a difference to our wellbeing.
By studying the fascinating field of acoustics and audio, you can explore how sound is created, shaped and managed. With exciting careers you will want to hear about, read on and see how you can create a better sounding world.
Acoustics and Audio in Action
Everyday we experience sound and noise at different levels. The decibels (db) of a sound can impact your daily life.
If you want to learn more about how the study of audio and acoustics can help to improve our quality of life and create a better sounding world, we invite you to explore the sound around you.
Trending Acoustics and Audio Roles
Football stadiums are designed to reflect crowd noise and help create atmosphere for fans and players. The work of acoustic engineers influences the design of curved roofs, and microphone and speaker systems installed, to enhance the experience inside the stadium, and reduce the impact of noise on the local area.
Measuring and monitoring the impact of airports is an important area of acoustics and environment surveys, to ensure people's safety and protect local areas. Recording noise levels of flights, and undertaking vibration impact studies, are important processes which help to prevent disruption and pollution to both human and animal life.
Helping to produce the best possible audio, sound engineers work across a a range of areas within the music and media industries, from studio engineering to live sound production for events, there are great opportunities in this creative application of science.
Noise Control Engineer
Every year, festivals like Parklife employ audio professionals, to measure, monitor and control the noise levels from musicians and crowds throughout the event. To make sure events like these can happen each year, they cannot exceed specific noise limits to avoid disturbing residents and the local area.
Audio Test Engineer
In urban areas like Manchester, the noise generated by traffic has a huge impact on the public and the environment. During the design of car engines, mechanical and automotive engineers need to work with acoustic specialists to test noise output levels from the engines, to ensure the car won't exceed legal limits.
Study Acoustics and Audio with Salford
At the University of Salford, we're passionate about bringing more skilled professionals into audio and acoustics. If you're ready to create a better sounding world, make Salford your next step.
For over 60 years, we've pioneered acoustics study and research to develop new knowledge, noise legislation and commercial audio products.
We've developed a range of degree courses where you can explore the science of sound, vibration and its human impact, and prepare for a future career.
Experience industry-led teaching, using world-class laboratories and facilities that have tested noise and vibration of famous products and equipment. Be inspired by industry guest lectures and engage in live projects.
Come and explore how to gain the knowledge and skills for a future career in acoustics and audio.
Acoustical and Audio Engineering
Acoustics study blends the physics of sound with the psychology of how people react to noise and vibration.
Get into this fascinating field with one of our Acoustical and Audio Engineering degrees.
Explore our acoustical and audio degree courses:
BEng (Hons) Acoustical and Audio Engineering
BEng (Hons) Acoustical and Audio Engineering with Foundation Year
Sound Engineering and Production
Sound engineers shape how we perceive live and recorded sound.
Develop advanced professional knowledge and studio skills to the highest standard with our Sound Engineering and Production degree.
Explore our Sound Engineering and Production degree courses:
BSc (Hons) Sound Engineering and Production
BSc (Hons) Sound Engineering and Production with Professional Experience