Signal Processing and Acoustics

Aalborg University

24 months
13514 EUR/year
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Signal Processing and Acoustics is a two-year research-based full-time Master of Science in engineering programme offered by Aalborg University. It contains two specialisations; Signal Processing and Computing and Acoustics and Audio Technology. The programme has two specialisations; Signal Processing and Computing and Acoustics and Audio Technology.


This specialisation of the Signal Processing programme and Acoustics from Aalborg University concentrates on theories, algorithms and methods for advanced signal processing applied to a variety of functions, including speech recognition, positioning, wireless communication, healthcare, hearing aids and audio and video applications. 

Students learn how to design, simulate, test, evaluate and document signal processing systems, how to enhance the performance of algorithms and implementation platforms, use sensor models in system simulations and incorporate DSP algorithms into real-time hardware/software architectures.

Acoustics is the science of sound and comprises all aspects of generation, transmission and propagation of sound and its possible influence on people, including sound perception. Students will be taught classical and modern aspects of physical acoustics, psycho-acoustics and electro-acoustics. 

In addition, they will learn about signal processing methods, building and room acoustics, tests of human hearing and perception as well as psychometry which are all fundamental subjects in the specialisation. The purpose is for the students to obtain contemporary insight to the field and enable them to utilise of state-of-the-art sound and audio technology.

Students have access to high-standard facilities, including anechoic rooms, infrasound chamber, listening cabins, standard listening rooms, audiometry room, high-quality measurement equipment and signal processing equipment and an auditory virtual reality workbench.

Job and Career

The Signal Processing and Acoustics Master's programme at Aalborg University provides you with skills that pave the way for a very broad range of job opportunities found within areas such as wireless and mobile communication, consumer audio and video, sound and audio products, multimedia, medical aids, instrumentation, automotive applications, avionics, navigation and the financial sector. In general, graduates typically find jobs in industries where digital signal processing and acoustics are naturally applied in order to provide signal analysis, signal modification or signal transmission.

Candidates are employed at e.g.:

  • Bang & Olufsen
  • GN Resound
  • Siemens Wind Power
  • Oticon Medical
  • Harman International
  • Widex
  • RTX

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Fundamentals Of Acoustics And Electro-Acoustics
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Optimisation Methods
  • SPC Project Theme
  • Reconfigurable And Low Energy Systems
  • Sound Technology For The Normal Hearing
  • Human Sound Perception And Audio Engineering
  • Scientific Computing And Sensor Modelling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

The following guest/exchange programmes qualify for the master's in Signal Processing and Acoustics:

  • Electronics and IT 
  • Internet Technologies and Computer Systems 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13514 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6757 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.

50,400 DKK


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