The car industry, aerospace industry, architecture, and transport are all natural research fields for improving acoustic quality.
”Good vibrations are music, bad vibrations are a source of inconvenience and discomfort.”
Acoustics is the science of sound. The task of an acoustic engineer is to analyse, control, and reduce sound and vibration pollution, thus helping improve the quality of life. ENSIM’s Vibrations/ Acoustics course is for all scientists, be they musicians or not, who are passionately interested in sound and vibration phenomena. The close links between science and music are often used as a lever for introducing useful notions for engineers.
The syllabus at ENSIM is designed to deliver scientific expertise enabling students to master all the stages in the design process for acoustic and vibratory engineering.
The main tools used in acoustics and vibration engineering are acoustic, vibratory, and vibro-acoustic metrology, digital modelling and simulation, data calibration, identification of signatures, diagnostics and decision-making, adjustment of active and passive control elements, and assessment and non-destructive testing (NDT).
Training in the VA option is based on the thirty years of experience of the Université du Maine’s Acoustics Laboratory, LAUM (French accreditation number CNRS 6613), the largest European laboratory in its field.
ENSIM VA graduates work in design, research and development, specialised consultancies, SMEs and major groups, as well as in research laboratories. Either working on their own or as part of a team, they supervise and set up innovative approaches and solutions to control sonic and vibratory fields. The disciplinary fields covered include automobile, aerospace, and railway acoustics, environmental acoustics, room acoustics, and musical acoustics.
In a period of miniaturisation and of technological challenges relating to the environment and sustainable development, information gathering and conditioning and decision-making are key issues for new technologies.
The SPMI option trains engineers with versatile skills in instrumentation, sensors, and measurement, specialising in micro-systems, acoustic micro-sensors, and acoustic, optical, and thermal sensors, providing them with the optical metrology tools required to characterise them. It provides skills for all those involved in the measuring process, from the physical process of information gathering, conditioning, and processing, through to decision-making.
The SPMI option is ideally suited to students passionate about advanced technology who are drawn to the world of the infinitely small and fascinated by the magical aspects of light and lasers. Students who are enthusiastic about the idea of making micro-systems will derive satisfaction from the ENSIM syllabus, as will those who wish to find out about the use of phototonic techniques for non-intrusive systems analysis. Everyone will be able to apprehend the behaviour of these devices via innovative technologies.
SPMI general engineers work in design, engineering, and research and development, as well as consultancy and manufacture, in all cutting-edge fields where sensors are essential for information gathering, such as the aerospace, automobile, and medical instrumentation industries, environment and sustainable development, industrial production, and process development and monitoring.