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European Master Degree in Waves, Acoustics, Vibrations, Engineering and Sound Gandia Campus, Universitat Politècnica de València

European Master Degree in Waves, Acoustics, Vibrations, Engineering and Sound

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The WAVES International Master's Degree (an acronym for waves, acoustics, vibrations, engineering and sound) is a two-year international master's degree, fully taught in English, which awards multiple national master's degrees and an extra joint diploma with the support of the Erasmus Mundus programme of the European Union.

It is the first international master's degree specialized in acoustics that receives the title of Erasmus Mundus Joint Master's Degrees for the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. As such, it aims to attract highly motivated international students who have above-average academic capacity, are committed to work and are creative to benefit from one of the highest quality training in acoustics and are able to develop the skills necessary to successfully join industrial groups or scientific research laboratories.


Its objective is to provide students with a wide range of scientific knowledge and skills in the field of Acoustic Engineering, from advanced modelling of wave phenomena to the sustainable development of silent transport systems in urban areas. Graduates will gain valuable international experience to tackle the growing challenges that tomorrow's acoustic engineers will face in industrial and academic contexts. They will help reduce the environmental impact of noise, improve the performance of sound equipment systems or improve the ultrasonic devices used in modern medicine. These fields are a source of highly qualified jobs in a large number of industrial sectors such as transport (aeronautics, automotive and rail), buildings and infrastructure, energy (structural monitoring of nuclear power plants, wind farms...), audio systems and musical instruments, oceanography and geophysics.


The WAVES International Master's Degree curriculum is developed through a two-year programme, four semesters, each consisting of 30 ECTS. The structure of the programme is as follows:

  • 1st Semester (taught at the University of Coimbra, Portugal). It focuses on engineering applications, together with the teaching of fundamentals and acoustics methods that allows addressing problems that arise in common practical situations. During this semester emphasis will be placed on the structural dynamics and building acoustics.

  • 2nd Semester (taught at the Universitat Politècnica de València, Gandia campus, Spain). Strengthening of fundamental knowledge and introduction to a wider range of numerical and experimental methods. Specialization in a variety of acoustics fields will also be addressed: psychoacoustics, electroacoustics, room acoustics, ultrasound, musical acoustics and underwater acoustics.

  • 3rd Semester (taught at the Aix-Marseille University and at the École Centrale Marseille, France). Dedicated to the specialization in acoustic engineering of tomorrow: environmental engineering acoustics, complex media, non-linear systems, metamaterials, etc.

  • 4th Semester (eligible destination). There are a total of 20 institutional partners and 21 industrial partners worldwide that offer opportunities to develop the final master's dissertation.

The programme has been designed to suggest a personalized combination of face-to-face traditional teaching through practical work sessions and more innovative approaches, such as inverted classrooms, problem-based lectures and group projects. Students will benefit from the participation of visiting academics and guest speakers, as well as professors and researchers from collaborating entities.

Finally, the associated laboratories and industrial partners will provide a wide range of internships and job opportunities as well as a large network of contacts at international level.


Students who hold a bachelor's degree in the field of acoustics, including among others the Degree in Telecommunications Systems Engineering, Sound and Image, the Degree in Industrial Engineering, the Degree in Industrial Engineering, the Degree in Mechanical Engineering, the degree in Architecture, as well as others expressly declared as equivalent.


An Academic Committee, made up of representatives from the different participating universities, will select the candidates by analysing their academic record, as well as the adequacy of the candidate's training regarding the master's profile, professional or research experience and the motivation to pursue the master's degree.



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