SPECIALISATION IN SIGNAL PROCESSING AND COMPUTING
This specialisation 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.
SPECIALISATION IN ACOUSTICS AND AUDIO TECHNOLOGY
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.
"I was looking for a good acoustics programme in Europe and Aalborg University kept popping up in the search results. I finally applied to three universities in Denmark and accepted AAU as I liked what I read about the city of Aalborg online. In addition, AAU’s high ranking within engineering played a part in my decision to come here.
The best thing about the programme is the good access we have to the labs where we can run large-scale experiments. I haven't yet had a deal breaking issue with the equipment for any of the experiments I have needed to run. My current semester project is about recreating room auditory environments in a different environment. The process is called auralization.
I also like AAU’s teaching method of Problem based learning. It is really great at providing some real hands-on experience.
Via my studies I have worked for a month at Bang and Olufsen workshop. It was about innovation in the product development cycle. My dream is to study a PhD in acoustics in either Denmark, Germany or Finland."