Acoustical Engineering Master’s Program

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Faculty Media Sciences
Course of studies Acoustical Engineering
Degree Master
Academic degree Master of Science
Start WS
Regular study period 5 Semesters
Category Engineering Sciences
management
Study fields Acoustical Measurement and Signal Processing
Architectural acoustics
Psychoacoustic
Media Acoustics and Audio Engineering
Contract Law and Management
Noise Protection
Fahrzeugakustik und Verkehrslärm
Simulation Methods for analyzing Acoustics and Vibrations
Type of study extra occupational studies
Description in Kooperation mit der Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften München
Admission restriction No
Tuition Yes
Credits 90
Accredited Yes
Application portal International Office

Characteristics

This Master’s course is a part-time program, carried out and organized in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences Munich (HM). The program consists of four semesters of courses. The first two semesters will take place at the University of Applied Sciences Mittweida, the third and fourth at the University of Applied Sciences Munich. In the fifth semester the students will work on their Master Thesis under the supervision of faculty from either university.

Practical experience

The Acoustical Engineering Program involves several practical training sessions at various laboratories associated with the universities and other partner institutions (see below). These practical sessions complement the theory-based classes with demonstrations and own experiments.

Lab units at Mittweida University of Applied Sciences include:

  • psychoacoustics laboratory,
  • laboratory for technical acoustics and recording studio

at the University of Applied Sciences Munich:

  • laboratory for acoustics and dynamics

These laboratories are dedicated to applied research and development in all key areas of technical acoustics. Projects are government-funded or carried out as contract research in cooperation with well-known companies such as Audi, BMW, Porsche, ThyssenKrupp and Bosch and etc.

As part of these projects, arrangements with TU Dresden or TU München may be possible so as to continue with a PhD.

Career Perspectives

The Master in acoustical Engineering opens up its graduates a wide range of opportunities within in demand professions in numerous industrial fields, such as general mechanical engineering, medical engineering, car manufacturers, components and system suppliers, civil engineering (especially road and building construction), media engineering. Moreover, the graduates may find employment at various engineering service providers whose focus is on evaluation, planning and developments. The Master’s course covers the essentials of technical acoustics, which allow the students to have a vast choice in cross-industry careers.

Study Program and Career Perspectives

Acoustical Engineering is an interdisciplinary practice-oriented master’s program with a focus on:

  • Architectural Acoustics
  • Psychoacoustics
  • Contract Law and Management
  • Noise protection
  • Vehicle Acoustics and Traffic/Urban Noise
  • Simulation Methods for analyzing acoustics and vibrations.

The Graduates possess in-depth knowledge and skills that are required for work in executive positions for engineering service providers and consultancies. Further job opportunities may be found in construction planning and research at universities (PhD).

The course program has the following educational foci:

Professional competence

  • Graduates are schooled in project management and contract law, which plays a key role in evaluation related jobs. (Specialists in Noise Protection)
  • They have highly specialized knowledge of noise emission and noise mapping of industrial sources, noise transmission possibilities in vehicles or building, as well as methods to prevent it.
  • They can apply their knowledge of measurements techniques and signal processing to carry out psychoacoustical evaluations and simulation in building and vehicles acoustics area.
  • They are able to solve practical engineering problems using analytical and numerical simulation methods.
  • Graduates have the ability to participate in research and development in all the relevant areas of engineering; noise protection, vehicle acoustics and urban noise, architectural acoustics, media acoustics and audio engineering, psychoacoustics and sound engineering.
  • Graduates are sufficiently skilled to independently formulate and solve problems, and they are in touch with the latest trends in science and technology.
  • They know how to write a scientific paper, engage in research and present their results at congresses.
  • They are able to conduct independent research develop projects and become specialists in their field.
  • They can find creative solutions to complex calculations, applying their profound knowledge, and implement new strategies.

Social commitment and personal development

  • Graduates have a good/excellent understanding of urban noise effect on human health and can manage the challenge of reducing urban noise pollution.
  • They are able to work in close collaboration with others and have built a strong sense of leadership.
  • They can expand their knowledge and also teach others.

Key Facts

Who can apply? / Entry Requirements

Enrollment is only possible for applicants who own a relevant undergraduate degree in science, engineering or technology (or its equivalent) with at least 180 ECTS. So admission to the program requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering. Furthermore, students with related degree, e.g. physics, medical science may be eligible.

Application

Please note that your enrollment cannot be completed until all the required documents have been submitted.

  • Signed enrollment form (with passport photo)
  • Copy of High-School Diploma
  • Copy of bachelor or diploma certificate
  • Copy of ID card

Applications have to arrive by post until 15 May for the winter semester and 15 November for the summer semester. For application information please read: Application Details for International Applicants.

If you have any questions or need any advice, please contact us.

Contact Details:
Dr. Hans-Christoph Kotzsch
Kotzsch, Hans-Christoph hans-christoph.kotzsch@hm.edu