Sound and Vibration Track in Engineering Mechanics
Everywhere in our modern society we are exposed to sound and vibration. From the pleasant sound of birds singing or music over sound carrying information to unpleasant or even harmful noise and vibration from for instance traffic and construction work. Applications of technical acoustics cover a very wide field, from applied mathematics via signal processing to engines, transport and building technology. Within the Engineering Mechanics programme at KTH it is possible to choose a track corresponding to a master programme in Sound and Vibration. This programme gives you a platform for a successful career in industry or continuation towards a PhD.
The Marcus Wallenberg Laboratory for Sound and Vibration Research (MWL) is a part of the department of Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering at KTH and is the largest university centre in northern Europe in the area of sound and vibration research. The purpose of the programme is to make it possible for students to learn advanced topics in noise and vibration control, especially in the field of vehicle engineering. Students may also develop their own specialisation, through numerous elective courses. The programme is well balanced between theoretical studies and practical applications.
The programme introduces acoustics as an integrated element of engineering with a particular bearing on mechanics, fluid dynamics and solid mechanics. The contents of the courses cover a wide area in sound and vibration control. Included are fundamental principles on sound and vibration generation, transmission and reduction in complex structures, with coupling between vibrating structures and surrounding media, such as gases and liquids.