Acoustics technician

Acoustics technician

“An acoustics engineering technician understands the science of sound and vibration propagation and how these apply to areas relevant to your employer’s working practice”

Acoustics deals with all types of sound waves in a variety of different situations. The waves may include sound and vibration in air and water, as well as very low (infra) and very high (ultra) sound waves. A knowledge of how these waves behave in different media has enabled technologies to develop in fields as diverse as architectural, musical and medical engineering. Acoustics is considered in many construction and major engineering projects, such as Crossrail, HS2, and The Sage Concert Hall Gateshead,. Due to the specialist nature of this subject, an acoustics engineering technician would commonly be part of a wider project team, focusing on the acoustic aspects of a project alongside fellow specialists such as acoustics consultants and engineers. As an acoustics engineering technician, you’ll learn to understand the science of sound and vibration propagation and these apply to work areas relevant to your employer’s working practices. Your typical duties would include noise/vibration surveying and testing; data acquisition, processing and analysis; calculation; specialist acoustics modelling; reporting; and maintenance and calibration of equipment and client liaison.

Duration: 24 months

Relevant school subjects: Music

Entry requirements: Level 3 apprenticeship, preferably in the fields of mathematics, science, technology, engineering or design

Achievement upon completion: Level 4 (Higher)—equivalent to a foundation degree

Potential salary upon completion: £25,000 per annum

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