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Course content

Awarded by the Institute of Acoustics, our course aims to equip you with a thorough understanding of the nature of noise and the ways in which it can be controlled in the environment, the workplace and in buildings. Extending over 12 months, our course is taught through lectures, laboratory classes and via our web-based Virtual Learning Environment. There is an emphasis on relating the theory of acoustics to the solution of practical noise problems. 

Course benefits

Enhance your understanding of acoustics and the way noise can be controlled in the workplace, in buildings and in the wider environment.

We offer the highly-regarded Institute of Acoustics (IoA) Diploma and the opportunity on successful completion to progress to a masters award by studying two research modules. Taught through lectures, laboratory classes and via our Virtual Learning Environment, emphasis will be given to studying the theory of acoustics and how this knowledge can be applied to develop practical solutions to noise problems.

Both courses are part-time with attendance on campus limited to half a day per week. The IoA Diploma will enable you to work as an acoustics specialist and it can enhance existing careers in construction, architecture or music technology. Undertaking the MSc will ensure your professional practice is informed by the very latest research, and your qualification will be well regarded both here and abroad.

Core modules

  • General Principles of Acoustics
  • Laboratory & Experimental Methods
  • Project - Individual Investigation of a Noise Problem

Option modules

  • Regulation & Assessment of Environmental Noise
  • Environmental Noise - Prediction, Measurement & Control
  • Noise & Vibration Control Engineering
  • Architectural & Building Acoustics

Job prospects

This qualifications is well respected in the environmental protection field. The IoA Diploma is a required qualification for many senior posts in local authorities and private sector organisations, and you will be able to apply for professional membership of the IoA after graduating from this course. We have excellent links with employers, and many of our students have secured jobs in the consultancy and manufacturing sectors during or immediately after completing their course.

  • Environmental Health Practitioner
  • Acoustics Consultant
  • Research Engineer

Visit the Acoustics & Noise Control - Diploma page on the Leeds Beckett University website for more details!

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