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Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences - Acoustics and Audio Technology

The major in Acoustics and Audio Technology gives fundamental knowledge about acoustical phenomena, human hearing and audio technologies, and facilitates students to apply this knowledge in practice. Acoustics and Audio Technology is one of the majors offered in the Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences (CCIS).
Four Aalto University students working on their laptops in lounge area / photo by Unto Rautio

Tutkinto:

Diplomi-insinööri

Hakuaika:

2.12.2019 - 3.1.2020

Opetuskieli:

englanti

Kesto:

2 vuotta, täysipäiväinen

Hakukelpoisuus:

Soveltuva alempi korkeakoulututkinto

Koulutusala:

Tekniikan ala

Laajuus:

120 opintopistettä

Korkeakoulu:

Sähkötekniikan korkeakoulu

Lukuvuosimaksut:

EU/ETA-alueen ulkopuoliset kansalaiset, €15000/v (maisteriopinnot)

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Do you want to hear more about the programme?

Register for the programme webinar. In this webinar on December 12th 2019 at 2PM EET, the programme representatives will tell you more about the programme and you have an opportunity to ask questions!

Study objectives

The studies concentrate on the fields of electroacoustics, room and building acoustics, noise, musical acoustics, and audio signal processing. A central subject area is technical psychoacoustics, which covers acoustical and audio technologies that are based on the understanding of human hearing mechanisms. These fields together constitute communication acoustics in which a human listener always exists at the end of the acoustic communication channel.

The objective of the major is that after graduation you will be able to apply your knowledge and skills flexibly in different tasks in the industry and the academia. You will be able to measure, understand the perceptual aspects, and design, e.g., the acoustics of a classroom or a loudspeaker. In addition, you have good skills in audio signal processing, virtual acoustics, 3D-audio technologies, and you understand what is important from the human hearing point of view.

We are looking for students who are interested in music, hearing, sound reproduction, audio signal processing or sound in general. To succeed in our curriculum, your bachelor studies should contain basic university physics, mathematics and digital signal processing.

Career opportunities

Our graduates typically find their careers in the fields of mobile technologies, sound recording and reproduction, audio coding, music technology, hearing aid industry, audio signal processing, acoustic measurements, room and building acoustics, or in environmental noise.

Many of the students do their master’s thesis in the industry and begin their career in R&D positions. Later on, they may move to sales and management positions, some of them become entrepreneurs.

Typical roles in the industry are:

  • Audio DSP engineer in big international companies, such as Nokia, Huawei, Microsoft, Apple, or Dolby
  • Acoustical consultant working in the field of environmental noise or building acoustics
  • Acoustics/noise expert in the heavy industry, such as ABB, Kone or Wärtsilä
  • Product development in small-scale firms and startup companies, such as Genelec or Noiseless Acoustics 

The program provides also an excellent basis for doctoral studies. Both the School of Electrical Engineering and the School of Science have high-quality doctoral programs. Many successful students work first as research assistants, do their master’s thesis at the department, and later continue as doctoral students.

Qualification

Graduates of the programme will graduate with a Master of Science (Technology) degree (diplomi-insinööri in Finnish).

Post-graduate studies

The programme qualifies for doctoral studies (Doctor of Science in an applicable field).

More about the language of instruction

The language of instruction is primarily English, and the programme can be completed entirely in English. Some courses can be taken in Finnish or Swedish. More information is available in the General information about studies page (aalto.fi).

Tuition fees

The tuition fee is 15 000 euros per year for non-EU/EEA students. More information on Scholarships and Tuition Fees page (aalto.fi).

Study contents

Studies include lectures and large number of small assignments and brief essays and learning diaries. Many assignment are done with matlab, thus good knowledge in matlab (or python/R/javascript) is an advantage.

Structure of the studies

The master's degree (120 ECTS) is composed of studies in the major (40-65 ECTS), possible minor (20-25 ECTS), elective studies (25-35 ECTS), and master's thesis (30 ECT).

Elective studies may include a minor subject.

See the programme curriculum on the student portal Into

Thesis

Students are required to complete a Master's thesis, which is a research assignment with a workload corresponding to 30 ECTS credits. The topic of the thesis is agreed upon by the student and the supervising professor. Master's theses are typically written for one of the research projects of the department(s) in question or related industry.

Internationalisation

The study environment in the programme is strongly international, and studies are conducted in multicultural groups. The School of Electrical Engineering offers diverse possibilities for student exchange all over the world. Exchange studies can be easily included in the degree e.g. as an international minor. Other possibilities for developing one’s global competence are e.g. conducting practical training abroad, taking a summer course abroad or acting as a tutor for first-year students. 

Co-operation with other parties

Aalto University and the departments involved in the programme collaborate with many high-quality universities world-wide. Aalto is also a member of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) ICT Labs. The CCIS programme is organized in close co-operation with the EIT ICT Labs Master's School.

Research focus

The topics of the major are linked to ongoing research focus areas in the Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics (School of Electrical engineering) and the Department of Computer Science (School of Science).

Study-option-specific application instructions

Contact information

For enquiries regarding the application process, application documents and language tests, please contact [email protected].

For enquiries regarding the content of programme, the studies at the School of Electrical Engineering and the study option specific document requirements please contact [email protected].

Haku maisterikoulutuksiin

Get to know us

Aalto University / A girl sitting on sand with sunglasses on / Laura McLeod

Alumni Laura McLeod: Aallossa saat vapaasti kokeilla ja oppia uutta

Acoustics and Audio Technology -pääaine tarjosi Laura McLeodille mahdollisuuden yhdistää intohimonsa musiikkiin ja fysiikkaan.

Uutiset
Vapaa-ajallaan Eero-Pekka soittaa kitaraa ja tuottaa musiikkia.

Ääni on mukava tutkimuskohde

Eero-Pekka Damskägg kehitti diplomityössään äänimikroskoopin, jolla ääntä voidaan soittaa eri nopeudella ilman, että ääni muuten kuulostaa erilaiselta.

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Aalto University / measuring the effect of wind on radiation from human voice / video image

Akustiikkaan ja ääneen liittyviä videoita

Aalto-yliopiston akustiikan laboratorion tutkimusryhmien tuottamia videoita eri tutkimusaiheista.

Opiskelu Aallossa
Soundproofed wall in an anechoic chamber at the Aalto University Acoustic Lab Facilities

Signaalinkäsittelyn ja akustiikan laitos

Signaalinkäsittelyn ja akustiikan laitoksen tutkimus käsittelee monia erilaisia aloja tieto- ja viestintätekniikasta perussähkötekniikkaan. Laitoksen tutkimuksessa keskitytään selvittämään näiden ilmiöiden ja niihin liittyvien tekniikoiden teoreettisia rajoja ja perusteita.

Opiskelu Aallossa

Aalto-yliopisto on rohkeiden ajattelijoiden yhteisö, jossa tiede ja taide kohtaavat tekniikan ja talouden. Koulutamme muutoksentekijöitä ratkaisemaan yhteiskunnan suuria haasteita ja luomaan hyvinvointia.

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