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Acoustics Consultant

Acoustics Consultant

Institute of Acoustics


  • Video »
  • Case Study »
    • Acoustics is the science concerned with the production, control, transmission, reception, and effect of sound.
  • Did you know? »
    • Acoustics is a field where you can make a positive change in the environment and people’s lives.

  • Routes »

    University: Employers look for a degree in acoustics, maths, physics or engineering. You could also do a degree in music technology or environmental science then take further training, like the Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control, offered by the Institute of Acoustics.

    Apprenticeship: Complete an acoustics technician higher apprenticeship, then take further training to become an engineering consultant.

    Work: You may be able to start work as an assistant or trainee technician and, with further training, qualify as an engineer or consultant.

  • Entry Requirements »


    • 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English, maths and science
    • 2 or 3 A levels, or equivalent, including maths and physics


    • 2 or more A levels, or equivalent, including maths and science, for a higher or degree apprenticeship


    • At least 4 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), including two science subjects. A levels in applied science work too.
    • If you do not have these, relevant work experience like non-destructive testing would also work.
  • Skills and Knowledge »
    • Attention to detail
    • Computing skills in hardware and software
    • Teamwork
    • STEM knowledge and skills
    • Work well under pressure
    • Flexibility

  • 10 reasons why »
    1. Positive environmental impact
    2. Improves others’ quality of life
    3. Challenging and rewarding
    4. Huge variety of roles in different industries
    5. Many applications of your work
    6. Liaise with other professionals
    7. Work with lots of different people
    8. Your job applies to everyone
    9. Growing in importance
    10. Your contribution counts!

  • Other roles that may interest you »
    • Speciality in industry, e.g. architectural, medical or underwater acoustics technology
    • Engineering

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