Specialty – Sound and Vibration Engineering (AVI)
The “Sound and Vibration Engineering” specialty (AVI) trains engineers capable of responding to societal issues relating to sound and vibrations in many sectors: transport, building, energy, environment, multimedia. An AVI engineer graduate can master all the elements involved in a sound emission: vibrating mechanical systems, vibro-acoustic coupling, acoustic propagation in different environments. Their skilled qualifications enable them to model, design and dimension a mechanical system by meeting specifications concerning its vibratory and sound qualities. It is based on both a foundation of fundamental knowledge and experimental and numerical skills, with an awareness of the perception of the sound environment.
The AVI specialist programme offers courses in acoustics and vibrations, combining experimental and numerical approaches.
Students build their cursus around the following themes
- structural dynamics,
- vibration analysis,
- modelling and measurement in vibro-acoustics,
- room acoustics and soundproofing materials,
- environment and sound design.
In addition to these courses, project work offered is designed to prepare students for their future professional fields and for teamworking.
The specific courses of this specialist programme are offered by a teaching team that also is engaged in research at the UTC-Roberval laboratory. The members of the team are involved in numerous projects including industrial partners in the fields of automobile manufacturing (Renault, PSA Peugeot Citroën), in aeronautics (Airbus), space (Airbus Defence and Space), in construction (Saint Gobain), etc. These forms of collaboration guarantee a good match between training and job opportunities.
UTC-Compiegne provides the following means for the AVI specialist training course:
- a vibration test platform (laser vibrometer, modal analysis, rotating machine);
- reverberation and semi-anechoic chambers for acoustic ;
- sound design laboratory: recording, production, analysis and replay.
Placements and industrial relations
In addition to a 6‑month placement/internship as an assistant engineer in a company (Semester 7), students complete a 6‑month final year end-of-studies project (semester 10) as a trainee executive engineer in companies or with institutes offering subject-matter in the field of acoustics or vibrations. The AVI programme receives more than 3 placement offers per student.
Almost half of the AVI students take advantage of opportunities to go abroad either for study semesters at universities or for their final year project. The study semesters are spent at one of the many partner universities, such as Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, Cranfield University of Technology in the UK, Technishe Universität Berlin in Germany, Polytechnique Montreal in Canada, Virginia Tech in the USA, etc.
Various end-of-study projects are offered at industrial companies or research institutes in the United States (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Germany (Daimler), Belgium (Siemens, Gibson Innovations)…
The AVI programme provides general mechanical engineers with expertise that they can use in large industrial groups, in service companies, in design offices (research, development, design) or in start-ups in need of recognized expertise. Their solid grounding in mechanics, acoustics and vibrations allows them to develop their careers as experts or team or project managers.
Job opportunities are largely located in the transport sector (automobile, aeronautical, naval, etc.), but also in new energies sources (wind power, electricity), housing, the environment and research.
60% of job offers come from end-of-study projects carried out by students in companies such as: Airbus, Alstom, CSTB, Daimler, Naval group, Dyson, PSA, Renault, Siemens, Saint Gobain, Valeo…
Examples of jobs: research and development engineers, design office engineer, consulting engineer, test engineer, calculation engineer, etc.
More informations about the specialty:
- une présentation de la filière en vidéo
- une présentation de stage par une étudiante
- la présentation de la filière AVI et les cours associés (PDF)
- le projet "Le son du bois"
- la plaquette du colloque "40 ans d'acoustique et vibrations à l'UTC"
- un article Interactions sur les 40 ans de la filière
- un dossier Interactions sur la pollution sonore "56 : Pour un univers sonore soutenable"
- la page facebook de la filière
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