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Engineering acoustics is an exciting research area focusing on multidisciplinary studies of sound and vibration phenomena.
One of the fundamentals of sound is that it is always perceived by someone, which is why MSc graduates in Engineering Acoustics have a direct influence on people’s lives—be it by improving speech intelligibility for the hearing impaired, reducing hazardous noise levels in residential areas and working environments, or improving the sound reproduction from a loudspeaker system.
The Engineering Acoustics program attracts students from all over the world seeking to expand their knowledge of acoustics and become experts in the field. This means that you will be part of an international study environment with a focus on exciting interdisciplinary studies of sound and vibration phenomena.
Study program focus
The Engineering Acoustics program covers a wide range of topics within acoustics—including the fundamentals of sound propagation, advanced measurement techniques, and understanding and modeling of the normal and impaired human hearing system.
The MSc program thus offers a large number of courses dealing with human hearing and reaction to sound, acoustic measurement methods, electroacoustic systems, architectural acoustics, environmental acoustics, and noise and vibration control.
The choice of courses in the students’ individual study plan offers a high degree of flexibility. Therefore, you have every opportunity to design your own study program and career by choosing from the wide range of courses offered at DTU.
Combine work with studies
This study program is also available as an Industry study program where you can combine work and study over a 4-year period. Special rules apply.
Pursue a Ph.D.
Once you have an MSc in Engineering, you might get the opportunity to continue your studies and apply for admission to the three-year Ph.D., which at DTU is a research-based program ranking among the best in the world. You can do either a regular Ph.D. or an industrial Ph.D., the latter with concurrent employment in a company.
As a Ph.D. student, you will be part of a research group and will carry out an independent scientific project.
General admission requirements
Only applicants holding either a relevant Bachelor of Science in Engineering, a Bachelor in Engineering or a Bachelor of Natural Science degree can be admitted to a Master of Science in Engineering program. The bachelor's degree must be less than 10 years old.
The individual MSc Eng program states in detail which bachelor programs qualify and whether applicants have to complete supplementary educational activities.
Requirements for supplementary educational activities can equate to up to 30 ECTS credits and are specified in the form of a list of courses under the individual MSc Eng programs.
The specific requirements must be met before graduating from the bachelor program or in connection with conditional admission to a particular MSc Eng program. The courses must be passed prior to the commencement of studies within one year from the conditional admission.
Supplementary educational activities in connection with conditional admission to an MSc Eng program do not form part of the MSc Eng program, and partial tuition fees are charged. If the supplementary courses have not been passed within the deadlines specified, the conditional admission to the program is withdrawn.
The Master of Science in Engineering programs are offered in English. Therefore applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English (B-level, IELTS, TOEFL-, CAE or Pearson test). From Spring 2020 the minimum grade of English B-level is 3.0 (on the Danish grading scale).
DTU offers Honours Programme as part of all MSc Eng. programs.
The MSc is a two-year graduate program with a workload of 120 ECTS credit points.
Structure of the MSc program
The structure of the program comprises four categories of courses:
General competences: 30 ECTS credits
Thesis: 30 ECTS credits
Technological specialization: 30 ECTS credits
Electives: 30 ECTS credits
The MSc program provides you with a profound understanding and knowledge about your chosen subject. You also learn about teamwork and collaboration, preparing you for the form of work you are likely to meet in your subsequent career.
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