Education & Training
We offer professionally recognised courses for those interested in working in any aspect of acoustics
Education & Training Courses
The Institute offers a range of professionally recognised courses for those interested working in any aspect of acoustics. They cover general principles and specific applications including building acoustics and the management, regulation and control of noise and vibration in the workplace and environment.
The Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control normally requires a year of (part-time) study, including coursework, written examinations and a project. Short specialist courses, normally requiring five days of study including practical training and examination, lead to Certificates of Competence.
IOA course delivery during the ongoing pandemic
Several accredited centres are offering IOA certificate courses this Spring. However, given the need to make their delivery COVID19 secure during the ongoing pandemic, some centres deliver a proportion of their course online and numbers may be restricted to enable social distancing during practical work.
While most teaching and learning for the Diploma has returned to face-to-face tutorials, some sessions are being offered virtually. The laboratory module is delivered onsite at the University of Liverpool, Trinity College Dublin and at the Dubai Acoustics Research Laboratory (DARL). If their circumstances require it, some international candidates may opt for a virtual laboratory delivery in which readings are taken off screen and analysed ‘at home’. Also, they are required to complete and report at least one 'at home' experiment.
Written examinations in the traditional closed book invigilated format for the Diploma are scheduled to be held at examination centres in June 2022.
(Prof.) Keith Attenborough, HonFIOA