A total of 30 course credits are required for the M.Eng. degree, and 18 of those credits must be from 500-level approved core courses in acoustics. The 12 non-core course credits may be selected from the approved list of elective courses offered by the acoustics program or from the approved list of related courses offered by other departments with the approval of the acoustics program.
Prescribed Courses (18 credits)
Elective Courses (select 12 credits)
The Master of Engineering in Acoustics degree does not require a thesis, but it does require a capstone paper, representing a study of a particular topic more limited than what is necessary for a thesis. The paper must involve a topic that is in the public domain, and it does not have to be related to a research project; the primary requirement is that the paper demonstrate application of acoustics content you have learned from the courses taken toward the degree. The paper must be approved by a faculty adviser and the program head. The Distance Education Coordinator in the graduate program in acoustics will help match students with a faculty adviser.
Examples of recent Master of Engineering in Acoustics paper topics:
- Review of Radiated Noise Criteria for Fisheries Research Vessels
- An Overview of Rotorcraft Blade Vortex Interaction (BVI) Noise
- The Effects of Meteorology on the Effectiveness of Noise Barriers
- Vehicle Interior Noise Simulation: The Future State of Noise and Vibration Prototyping
- The Impact of Subsonic Twin Jets on Airport Noise
- Two Applications of Sound Intensity for Industrial Noise Control Engineering
- Fundamentals of Guitar Acoustics
- Computer Modeling for Acoustics with Case Study
- Validation of FEA Damped Model and Optimization on Damping Part Geometry
- Comparison of U.S. Government Roadway Traffic Noise Projection Techniques
- Measuring Voice Coil Fatigue in Micro Loudspeakers
- A System to Record Courtship Songs of the Fruit Fly
Additional course descriptions are available at the College of Engineering's Graduate Program in Acoustics website.
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