#ExploreAcoustics Case Study

James Evans

Third Year Student studying Acoustical Engineering University of Salford

Why do you think students should ‘Explore Acoustics’?

Acoustics is a varied, interesting and wide-ranging field that relates to many other engineering disciplines. As an example, in my final year I was involved in a project examining aerodynamic noise, which covered aeronautical engineering as well.

How did you get into acoustics?

I’m not typical because I’ve known I wanted to study acoustics since my GCSEs and after attending an open day on the subject I’ve been hooked pretty much since.

Are there any areas where you want to focus in the future?

I did a placement last year in an acoustic consultancy, which was a fun and enjoyable experience and I learnt a lot. I’m considering a career in Noise, Vibration and Harshness but also want to continue my studies with a master’s degree at the University of Salford.

Tell us about Noise, Vibration and Harshness…

Noise, Vibration and Harshness is a specialist discipline in acoustics that studies how to minimise noise and vibration in products such as cars or domestic appliances.

Why do you think it’s important to encourage young people to get into acoustics?

Acoustics is an important science that affects all our lives in a way that many people wouldn’t even realise. We only tend to notice bad acoustics, unfortunately.

Acousticians work behind the scenes, making a profound difference to people’s lives. And that’s something that I’m excited to be a part of.

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