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Chalmers University of Technology – Division of Applied Acoustics
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Division of Applied Acoustics
Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering (ACE)
Chalmers University of Technology
SE-412 96 Gothenburg
412 58
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Program Summary

The MSc program 'Sound and Vibration' provides both a broad education in acoustics as well as the possibility to specialize in certain areas in acoustics. In addition to the specializations offered at Chalmers, the cooperation within the Nordic Institute of Acoustics (NINA) allows for a wide range of different specializations that is unique in Northern Europe. The program has a strong focus on the link between theory and practical application. This is done through work in small groups guided by experienced teachers and access to experimental facilities suitable for this purpose. The program consists of a compulsory component (Introduction to Sound and Vibration, Quarter 1 and Quarter 2), which offers a comprehensive overview of the field as well as an introduction into advanced areas of acoustics. The compulsory component is followed by a second component consisting of elective courses (Continuation in Sound and Vibration) allowing for a specialization in different areas of acoustics. The program is finalized with a 30 or 60 ECTS MSc thesis. The thesis can be carried out in cooperation with industrial partners in and outside Sweden.

Typical examples of career opportunities as a specialist in noise control engineering can be found in:

Acoustic consultancies working with product development, environmental noise, architectural acoustics or building acoustics
Vehicle industry where a diverse range of problems related to sound and vibration are tackled
Communication industry where sound is important for the quality of products and services
Public organizations concerned with environmental issues, housing, traffic planning and health

Dr. Jens Ahrens
+46 31 772 2210

Funding is available from the Acoustical Society of America through a program of fellowships, scholarships, prizes, grants, and student and young professional awards.

There are also funding opportunities that are offered in connection with meetings of the Society including Student Travel Grants, Best Paper Awards for Students and Young Presenters, Young Investigator Travel Grants and Dependent Care Subsidies.

The Committee on International Research and Education oversees the International Student Grants program as well as sponsorship of Specialty Symposia in Acoustics.

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