Reference Quantity: ST0613

Particulars of ordinary

Acoustics offers with all kinds of waves in a wide range of totally different conditions.  The waves could embody sound and vibration in air and water, in addition to very low (infra) and really excessive (extremely) sound waves. A data of how these waves behave in several media has enabled applied sciences to develop in fields as numerous as architectural, musical and medical engineering. Acoustics is taken into account in lots of development and main engineering initiatives, akin to Crossrail, HS2, and The Sage Live performance Corridor Gateshead, amongst many others.

Usually, firms which might be concerned in acoustics embody specialist consulting companies for the constructed surroundings; planning consultants; development firms; well being and security practitioners; leisure and performing arts venues; product producers; engineering, and nationwide and native authorities.  As a result of specialist nature of the topic, an Acoustics Engineering Technician would generally be a part of a wider venture workforce, specializing in the acoustic points of a venture alongside fellow specialists akin to Acoustics Consultants and Engineers. 

An Acoustics Engineering Technician will undertake duties in help of practitioners in acoustics, together with consultants, laboratories, native authorities, transport authorities and different engineering disciplines in a wide range of skilled areas.  Particular job roles that may be related to an Acoustics Engineering Technician would come with:

  • Architectural and Environmental Acoustics Technician
  • Acoustics Laboratory Technician
  • Acoustics Calibration Engineering Technician
  • Supporting Environmental Well being Practitioner for noise
  • Acoustics Product Design Technician

An Acoustics Engineering Technician understands the science of sound and vibration propagation and applies this to work areas related to their employer’s working practices. They usually apply the identical elementary ideas to fixing acoustic issues in several contexts e.g. architectural and environmental acoustics can be relevant as a part of a planning software.

Typical duties would come with noise/vibration surveying and testing; knowledge acquisition, processing and evaluation; calculation; specialist acoustics modelling; reporting; upkeep and calibration of kit and consumer liaison.

Data: An Acoustics Engineering Technician has data and understanding of:

  • The ideas and duties, imposed legislation and different rules in acoustics engineering environments.
  • Scientific ideas that underpin acoustics together with the transmission of sound via totally different supplies and behavior and management of sound.
  • Degree 4 arithmetic for enterprise hand and spreadsheet based mostly acoustic calculations.
  • The vary of kit used to measure sound and vibration together with calibration and upkeep strategies.
  • Sound and vibration measuring and recording strategies in laboratory, inside and exterior environments.
  • Sustainable practices within the design and manufacture of acoustic merchandise.
  • Technical drawing utilizing Laptop Aided Design software program packages.
  • Acoustic modelling software program and strategies and their use within the sector.
  • Technical report writing strategies for each inside and exterior audiences.
  • The requirements and steerage relevant to acoustics practitioners (e.g. Authorized Doc E of the Constructing Rules, Management of Air pollution Act 1974, Constructing Bulletin 93: Acoustics Design of Faculties).

Expertise: An Acoustics Engineering Technician can:

  • Determine threat of actions and apply protected working practices each in laboratory and website environments.
  • Plan, measure, analyse and report acoustic knowledge.
  • Function acoustic modelling software program acceptable to their organisation.
  • Function Laptop Aided Design software program packages.
  • Calibrate, function and preserve acoustic tools to keep up the suitable British Requirements (e.g. BS EN 61672-2: 2014 Electroacoustics, Sound Degree Meters).
  • Undertake acoustics calculations manually and utilizing spreadsheets.
  • Apply requirements and steerage within the context of acoustics together with these associated to the constructed surroundings, development, and laboratory/on-site testing.
  • Hear critically and interpret sound accurately.
  • Talk successfully, contributing to conferences and presenting data in a wide range of methods together with oral and written.
  • Produce succinct and comprehensible reviews for the top person.
  • Suppose critically, analyse and clearly current the outputs of acoustic data.

Behaviours: An Acoustics Engineering Technician demonstrates:

  • Accuracy and diligence in sensible work in each laboratory and website contexts.
  • Workforce working with others in a collaborative and non-confrontational manner.
  • Consideration to element in outcomes outputs towards requirements, steerage and consumer briefs.
  • Time administration
  • Dedication to Equality and Range

Entry Necessities

While any entry necessities might be a matter for particular person employers, sometimes an apprentice is perhaps anticipated to have already achieved {qualifications} equal to a stage 3 apprenticeship, ideally within the fields of arithmetic, science, expertise, engineering or design (collectively referred to as STEM).

Apprentices with out Degree 2 English and Maths might want to obtain this stage previous to taking the top level evaluation.  For these with an schooling, well being and care plan or a legacy assertion, the apprenticeship English and Maths minimal requirement is Entry Degree 3 and British Signal Language {qualifications} are an alternative choice to an English qualification for these for whom that is their major language.


The everyday length for this apprenticeship is 24 months.

Degree :


Skilled Recognition

It’s our intention that profitable apprentices might be eligible to register with the Engineering Council, at EngTech stage. This might be confirmed earlier than the apprenticeship goes dwell.


3 years.

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