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Institute of Acoustics Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control PGDip

Institute of Acoustics Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control PGDip

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Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Noise Pollution Control Noise / Vibration: Hazards / Protection

Course type


Course Summary

Course description

  • Gain the knowledge, practical skills and problem-solving abilities which are essential for professional acousticians
  • Choose to specialise in specific areas of acoustics to reflect your current job role or career aspirations
  • Build your professional credibility on a course accredited by the Institute of Acoustics and meet the educational requirements for membership of the Institute
  • Study at a leading centre with over 20 years’ experience of delivering acoustics training

The Diploma is a sought-after accredited qualification which can lead to Associate Membership of the IOA, regarded as the UK’s leading professional body in acoustics.

The IOA works with educational institutions to ensure the Diploma remains up to date and professionally relevant at all times. Members of our own teaching team take an active role in Institute affairs, serving on its Course and Educational Committees and helping to shape the structure of the Diploma.


If you are currently employed, this qualification will broaden your skill set, raise your professional profile and enhance your promotion prospects.

If you are just starting out on your career, the Diploma is a stepping stone to roles in local authorities, environmental/noise consultancies and industry. Many of our students finish their studies knowing that they have already secured a job.

Successful completion of the Diploma also means you can top up your qualification to a masters award.


In this module you will explore the nature and behaviour of sound and vibration, its measurement and noise indices, response of humans to sound and vibration, basics of room acoustics, and the principles of noise control engineering.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Please contact university and ask about this fee

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need an undergraduate degree, diploma, or higher national diploma in a science or science related discipline. Non-standard entry candidates are also welcome to apply.

University information

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