Science

PROFESSIONAL DEGREE - ACOUSTICS AND VIBRATIONS

Acoustics and vibration
  • Targeted level of study

    BAC +3

  • Training structure

    Faculty of Science

  • Language(s) of instruction

    French

Presentation

The management of the noise environment and the concern to reduce nuisances constitute a rapidly expanding market with a pool of institutional and private jobs involving expertise, urban and environmental mapping, and the implementation of dedicated devices for their reduction. Recent years have seen an increase in regulations requiring greater consideration of acoustic comfort and thus lower noise levels, which constitutes a breeding ground for jobs. Today, 50% of the population claim to be affected by noise pollution at work and at home.

The expansion of sound diffusion equipment has taken place over the last few years mainly due to the reduction in cost associated with new technologies. Currently, many premises are equipped with permanent devices as soon as they are designed or rehabilitated.

This transversal professional degree in acoustics includes the aspects of sound engineering, diffusion, sensors and acoustic metrology, acoustic signal processing, room acoustics and noise pollution, with the use of associated software. It covers a broad spectrum of existing and future jobs without interfering with the more targeted Master's and Engineer's courses in design and research. The need for people trained in the field in all the aspects mentioned above, without constituting too heavy a financial burden for the company, is perfectly suited to our company. Ongoing training and the validation of acquired experience also make it easier to ensure their social promotion.

The numerous contacts made with industrialists in the various sectors concerned have enabled the content of the courses to evolve, remaining as close as possible to professional demands while retaining a solid foundation.

For example, design offices (currently the most important recruiting sector) actively participate in the training: they provide students with their know-how by teaching part of the course, by taking on trainees, but also by participating in the development council.

The sustainability of the training is also ensured through its promotion through professional groups where the partners have an important role (as administrators or presidents).

The course is also supported by a research team in acoustics, and benefits from the latter's industrial exchanges in the sector, which also provides students with job opportunities.

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Objectives

The theme of this professional degree is based on societal issues by combining the audio techniques used in musical acoustics in the broadest sense, including speech, with those of the management of the sound environment and the solutions that can be provided to nuisances in both urban planning and building architecture.

The spectrum of jobs targeted is relatively open, from audio technicians for sound recording and sound reinforcement of premises and related instrumentation, to sound experts for buildings and listening or rest areas. Nuisance regulations will be at the heart of this issue and passive or active solutions will be developed.

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Know-how and skills

The training offered is cross-cutting and touches on a wide range of sectors of activity:

- Management of the noise environment, reduction of nuisance

- Regulatory impact assessment and report writing

- Characterisation of equipment noise and vibration

- Performance analysis of acoustic correction elements

- Improvement of room acoustics

- Instrumentation of dedicated electroacoustic equipment

- Audio signal processing

The field of knowledge involved is therefore quite broad, but has a high degree of coherence:

- Electroacoustics and signal processing

- Sound diffusion and room acoustics

- Sound absorption and insulation materials

- Industrial Acoustics

- Quantification and classification of noise levels

- Acoustic metrology

- Building acoustics, sound insulation

- Computer simulation of room, environment and building acoustics

Expected competencies :

- Propose solutions for the installation of electroacoustic equipment that meet the requirements of the desired usage properties

- Mapping and analysing a sound environment

- Propose solutions for the implementation of means to correct and/or improve the acoustic properties of rooms, open air

- Take into account the constraints associated with the implementation of the selected measures, taking into account

   o Regulations and legislation in force

   o The costs involved in these measures

   o The professional's civil liability

- Communicating and working in a team.

- Read, understand and speak English.

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Organization

Control of knowledge

Continuous assessment

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Open in alternating years

This course is open on a sandwich basis.

Internships, tutored projects

Internship

Mandatory

Duration of the course

4

Internship abroad

Possible

Minimum 4 month internship

The tutored project is carried out in 3 parts:

  • Various topics in acoustics
  • Room acoustics: Renovate / Improve room acoustics
  • Environment: Identify a nuisance problem and propose solutions to reduce it

In the context of this training course under a work-study or professionalization contract, the tutored project is carried out in the company, the subject being defined in consultation with the teaching team

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Programme

The training, which lasts one year, includes courses and practical work (40% of which are taught by professionals in the sector), a tutored project of approximately 130 hours and a 4-month internship.

This training can be carried out either in :

  • Initial training
  • Apprenticeship or vocational training contract
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L3 - Professional Licence - Acoustics and Sound Environment (AES)

The management of the noise environment and the concern to reduce nuisances constitute a rapidly expanding market with a pool of institutional and private jobs involving expertise, urban and environmental mapping, and the implementation of dedicated devices for their reduction. Recent years have seen an increase in regulations requiring greater consideration of acoustic comfort and thus lower noise levels, which constitutes a breeding ground for jobs. Today, 50% of the population claim to be affected by noise pollution at work and at home.

The expansion of sound diffusion equipment has taken place over the last few years mainly due to the reduction in cost associated with new technologies. Currently, many premises are equipped with permanent devices as soon as they are designed or rehabilitated.

This transversal professional degree in acoustics includes the aspects of sound engineering, diffusion, sensors and acoustic metrology, acoustic signal processing, room acoustics and noise pollution, with the use of associated software. It covers a broad spectrum of existing and future jobs without interfering with the more targeted Master's and Engineer's courses in design and research. The need for people trained in the field in all the aspects mentioned above, without constituting too heavy a financial burden for the company, is perfectly suited to our company. Ongoing training and the validation of acquired experience also make it easier to ensure their social promotion.

The numerous contacts made with industrialists in the various sectors concerned have enabled the content of the courses to evolve, remaining as close as possible to professional demands while retaining a solid foundation.

For example, design offices (currently the most important recruiting sector) actively participate in the training: they provide students with their know-how by teaching part of the course, by taking on trainees, but also by participating in the development council.

The sustainability of the training is also ensured through its promotion through professional groups where the partners have an important role (as administrators or presidents).

The course is also supported by a research team in acoustics, and benefits from the latter's industrial exchanges in the sector, which also provides students with job opportunities.

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  • Physical Acoustics and Perception

    5 credits
  • Electroacoustics and Signal Processing

    10 credits
  • Room Acoustics and Environment

    10 credits
  • Refresher course

  • English and Communication

    5 credits
  • Building Acoustics and Industry

    10 credits
  • Internship

    10 credits
  • Tutored project

    10 credits

Admission

Target audience

Admission on file for :

  • Licence2nd year
  • BTS
  • DUT
  • CPGE

In the following areas: EEA, physics, mechanics, civil engineering, mathematics, computer science.

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And then

Professional integration

Sectors of activity :

Holders of the professional licence may be required to work :

- within large industrial groups or multinationals in the sectors concerned

- in regional SMEs or VSEs

- in a design office

- in public control services (local and territorial authorities, police services, judicial expertise,...)

Types of jobs available

- Assistant engineer

- Senior Technician

- Technical framework

- Research officer

- Inspector

Typical occupations : 

Sound engineer; stage manager (sound recording, sound reinforcement); ambience designer; sound recordist (digitisation); editor (treatments); designer of loudspeakers, speakers, microphones, amplifiers; acoustic quality specialist in industry; new techniques (plugs, transmission and communication); technician/assistant engineer: manufacturing methods, expertise, pollution.

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