Signal Processing and Acoustics, MSc in Engineering

Signal Processing and Acoustics

Signal Processing and Acoustics

Signal Processing and Acoustics is not open for admission from 2021.Signal Processing and Acoustics is merged with another education and has changed its name to Electronic Systems:

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With a master's degree in Control and Automation from Aalborg University, your skills within Electrical Engineering are focused on system-level design with solid competences in estimation and control. Companies working with complex electronic and electro-mechanical systems will value your skills in handling complex design and development.

Signal Processing and Acoustics is a two-year research-based full-time (120 ECTS) Master of Science in engineering programme. 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 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.

Student testimonialFormer student Ashwin Saraf

"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 was the good access to the labs where we could run large-scale experiments. I never had a deal-breaking issue with the equipment for any of the experiments I needed to run. 

I also liked AAU’s teaching method of Problem based learning. It is really great at providing some real hands-on experience.

Via my studies, I worked for a month at Bang and Olufsen workshop. It was about innovation in the product development cycle."


Today, Ashwin works as a Noise and Vibration Consultant with Lloyd's Register in Copenhagen.

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Study Method at AAU - Problem Based Learning

Study Method at AAU - Problem Based Learning

The study method at AAU is called Problem Based Learning (PBL). Together with your fellow students you will work with real life problems by way of problem based project work.

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