Masters degrees in Vibration offer advanced study of the oscillations that occur around a point of equilibrium, and the effects of these in various circumstances.
Taught MSc degrees are typical for the field, though research oriented MRes and MPhil programmes may be available at some institutions. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant Engineering subject.
From mobile phones and loudspeakers, to manufacturing equipment and medical devices, vibration plays a huge part of our day-to-day life.
Training includes testing and analysis of free, forced and damped vibration. You will learn to detect faults caused by issues such as imbalances and friction, and how to manage them effectively.
For example, you may choose to examine the power of vibration in tools and systems to achieve a desired effect or output. Or, you might investigate methods for noise reduction in both urbanised and rural areas to diminish effects of vibration on human and animal life.
Finally, you could even explore disaster management, such as reducing the impacts of earthquakes through structural engineering techniques.
Careers may include the design manufacture of suppression and suspension devices, environmental monitoring, or public policy and legislation.