Profession acoustical engineer

Acoustical engineers study and apply the science of sound to various applications. They work in a wide range of areas including the consultation of the acoustics and elements affecting the transmission of sound in spaces for performances or recording activities. They can also consult on the levels of noise contamination for those activities that require compliance with standards on that matter.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Artistic

Knowledge

  • Engineering processes

    The systematic approach to the development and maintenance of engineering systems.

  • Engineering principles

    The engineering elements like functionality, replicability, and costs in relation to the design and how they are applied in the completion of engineering projects.

  • Acoustical engineering

    The engineering discipline that applies acoustics to design new technologies to reduce unwanted noise, to create applications of ultrasound, to improve the acoustics in concert halls, etc.

  • Acoustics

    The study of sound, its reflection, amplification and absorption in a space.

Skills

  • Approve engineering design

    Give consent to the finished engineering design to go over to the actual manufacturing and assembly of the product.

  • Adjust engineering designs

    Adjust designs of products or parts of products so that they meet requirements.

  • Perform scientific research

    Gain, correct or improve knowledge about phenomena by using scientific methods and techniques, based on empirical or measurable observations.

Optional knowledge and skills

audio technology architecture regulations computer science physics draft design specifications ensure compliance with noise standards design principles design transportation systems examine engineering principles develop audio system designs operate audio-signal processors use sound measuring instruments develop product design electrical engineering building codes advise architects create software design advise on building matters audio editing software