Sound and Vibration

120 credits (MSc, 2 years )

Programme aim

We are affected by sound and vibration in our daily life. Beyond this basic shared experience, “sound and vibration” as an interdisciplinary subject incorporates fields as diverse as physics, mechanics, physiology, signal processing, psychology and electrical engineering. Sound and vibration properties are critical for the function and quality of environments, products and transportation.

Today the design of e.g. high-speed trains, cars, transport infrastructure and buildings is strongly influenced by the performance requirements for sound and vibration properties.

The main aim of the programme is to educate specialists in the field of sound and vibration who contribute to a competitive and innovative industry and to a sustainable society where the negative effects of noise and vibration on the natural and urban environments and people’s health and well-being are diminished.

Who should apply

The programme is designed for students with a high level of interest in interdisciplinary work where engineering skills are applied to increase the level of comfort and health of people. It is suitable for students with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, urban planning, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics,
engineering mathematics, architecture and engineering or architectural engineering.

Why apply

With its breadth, the programme is unique in Sweden. Students can specialise in the field of noise control engineering, architectural acoustics or environmental acoustics. Cooperation with other Scandinavian universities enables the range of specialisations to be further extended (e.g. underwater acoustics, musical acoustics).

As a specialist in sound and vibration, graduates have a wide application area in which to work that extends from the vehicle industry to audio technology. The educational profile enables students to find professional opportunities as specialists all over the world, especially in Europe where there is a clear need for specialists in the field.

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​Entry requirements (academic year 2016/17)
General entry requirements
To be eligible an applicant must either be a holder of a Bachelor's degree in Science/Engineering/Architecture or be enrolled in his/her last year of studies leading to such a degree.
General entry requirements in detail

Chalmers Bachelor’s degree
Are you enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree programme at Chalmers now or do you already have a Bachelor’s degree from Chalmers? If so, different application dates and application instructions apply.

Specific entry requirements
Bachelor´s degree (or the equivalent) with a Major in Architecture and Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Urban Planning.

English Language Proficiency
The most common and important scores that are accepted are
  • IELTS (academic training), 6.5 (with no part of the test below 5.5)
  • TOEFL (Internet based): 90 (with a minimum of 20 on the written part)
  • TOEFL (paper based): 575 (with a minimum of 4.5 on the written part)
​Application

Degree: Master of Science (MSc)
Credits: 120
Duration: 2 years
Level: Second Cycle
Rate of study: 100%
Instructional time: Daytime
Language of instruction: English
Teaching form: On-campus
Tuition fee: 140 000 SEK/academic year
*EU/EEA Citizens are not required to pay fees
Application Code: CTH-38009
*EU/EEA citizens are required to provide documentation of citizenship (external link)

Contacts

Questions regarding the application and admission process:
Chalmers’ Admissions, admissions@chalmers.se

Specific questions about the programme's content:
Astrid Pieringer, Director of Master's Programme, astrid.pieringer@chalmers.se

Student life and programme experiences:
Read about the experiences of students at Chalmerists’ Stories and through the eyes of our student ambassadors.

Other contacts



Please note that the above schematic view corresponds to the academic year starting in autumn 2015. Minor changes may occur.

Programme content in detail

You will find the programme content in detail, incl. syllabus and description of the courses for the current year in the Student Portal, the intranet for enrolled students at Chalmers.
Programme content in detail, incl. syllabus and description of the courses

Research connections

The Division of Applied Acoustics is one of the leading acoustics laboratories in Europe. Having initiated and coordinated numerous EC projects, it is a strong international player in the research field. At the same time, it has a strong basic research profile. We have good relationships with most of the well-established acoustics laboratories in Europe (e.g. ISVR, UK, ITA Berlin and INSA Lyon), including regular exchange on both student and PhD level.

Industrial cooperation partners include Swedish vehicle manufacturers (Volvo Trucks (AB), Saab Automobile AB, Bombardier, as well as companies in Europe such as Fiat, Volkswagen, and Continental. We also work together with major consultancy and research institutes in Sweden and abroad (Technical Research Institute of Sweden (SP), WSP, ÅF Ingemansson, Müller BBM in Germany and CSTB in France).

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 

Division of Applied Acoustics 

Published: Fri 26 Nov 2010. Modified: Tue 03 May 2016