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Signal Processing and Acoustics, MSc in Engineering

Master (2 years) of Science in Engineering (Signal Processing and Acoustics), 120 ECTS
Engineering Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution Aalborg University (AAU)
Campus Aalborg
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6800 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


The Master of Science in engineering programme “Signal Processing and Acoustics” at Aalborg University is a two-year, research-based full-time study programme of 120 ECTS.

The programme has two specialisations; Signal Processing and Computing and Acoustics and Audio Technology.

This specialisation focuses on theories, methods and algorithms for advanced signal processing applied to a variety of application domains, such as wireless communication, speech recognition, hearing aids, positioning, audio and video and health care. You will learn to design, simulate, test, evaluate and document signal processing systems, optimise the performance of algorithms and implementation platforms, use sensor models in system simulations and integrate DSP algorithms into real-time hardware/software architectures.

Acoustics is the science of sound and embraces all aspects of the generation, transmission, propagation and possible effects on humans, including how sound is perceived. You will be provided with classical and modern aspects of physical acoustics, psycho-acoustics and electro-acoustics. Methods within signal processing, psychometry, building and room acoustics, tests of human hearing and perception are all integral disciplines in the specialisation, enabling a contemporary understanding and utilisation of state-of-the-art sound and audio technology.

As a student, you will have access to facilities of a very high standard, incl. anechoic rooms, standard listening rooms, listening cabins, audiometry room, infrasound chamber, an auditory virtual reality workbench and high quality measurement equipment and signal processing equipment.

Career Opportunities  

The Signal Processing and Acoustics Master's programme at Aalborg University provides you with skills that pave the way for a very broad range of job opportunities found within areas such as wireless and mobile communication, consumer audio and video, sound and audio products, multimedia, medical aids, instrumentation, automotive applications, avionics, navigation and the financial sector.

In general, graduates typically find jobs in industries where digital signal processing and acoustics are naturally applied in order to provide signal analysis, signal modification or signal transmission. Candidates are employed at e.g.:
  • Bang & Olufsen
  • GN Resound
  • Siemens Wind Power
  • Oticon Medical
  • Harman International
  • Widex
  • RTX
  • Niras
  • Cowi
  • Terma
  • Rambøll
  • Motorola
  • Dynaudio
  • The Danish Road Directorate


To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Aalborg University directly at
A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA/Switzerland.

Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

For Further Information

Website for Signal Processing and Acoustics

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Autumn | EU/EAA applicants

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn | Non-EU/EAA applicants

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01


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