Master Electroacoustique / International Master's Degree in Electroacoustics (IMDEA)



Université du Maine (Le Mans, France) and ESEO group (Angers, France) are proposing a new international Master's degree in electroacoustics.
This Master, supported by EMV foundation (Institut de France), begins in September 2012.


The International Master in Electroacoustics offers students the possibility of learning the fundamentals in electroacoustics and in relating fields. The program offers a specialized education in

  • electroacoustics
  • mechanics and materials
  • transducers (loudspeakers, microphones)
  • acoustic loads and acoustic radiation
  • real time signal processing

The master’s program prepares students for careers dealing with different aspects of electroacoustics which require strong analytical and research skills, whether in the public or private sectors and for PhD studies or research activities.

Savoir-faire et compétences

Level upgrade (semester 1)

Mathematics, digital electronics, signal processing, measurement, acoustic and vibration, theoretical mechanics

General competence

Mathematics, programming methods, signal processing, acoustics, vibrations, vibroacoustics, acoustic waveguides, analytical modelling of transducers, radiation of transducer systems, advanced modelling of transducers (non linearities, viscothermal effects, ...).


Professional courses

Real time signal processing, audio signal processing, optical measurement methods, measurement method of transducers, 3D mechanical modelling, 3D sound, micro technologies, physics of magnets, materials for transducers, numerical modelling of transducers, application project.

Elective courses

Fluid mechanics, mechanics of deformable bodies, musical acoustics, room acoustics.


Organisation de la formation

Contrôle des connaissances

Program requirements

To obtain a Master's degree in Electroacoustics, you must obtain at least 120 ECTS points:

  • Level upgrade courses adding 8 ECTS points
  • General competence courses adding 38 ECTS points
  • Professional courses adding 47 ECTS points
  • Master’s thesis of 25 ECTS points on a subject in electroacoustics engineering
  • 2 ECTS points may be chosen freely from Elective courses


Condition d'accès

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Master’s program is opened to students holding at least a Bachelor's degree in electronics or acoustics and who graduated from an internationally recognized university..

Admission is also offered to students holding a B.Sc. (Bachelor of Sciences) degree whose training includes modules in solid mechanics, sound and vibrations, signal processing, acoustics, electronics (at least analog electronics), programming (C language).

In other cases, admission can only be decided after file review of the applicant.

Applicants are expected to read the prerequisite skill requirements of the Master’s Program carefully and should be prepared to upgrade their own skills if necessary.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants must prove English proficiency (TOEIC Test Level B2 at least required) by providing official supporting documents.


All applications are reviewed by the admission committee in June (for the 1st Session). The applicants are informed of the decision by email at the end of June stating:

  • Either : admission on the main list (subject to passing the exam of the required diploma). Confirmation of your application by email is mandatory.
  • Or : admission on a waiting list (subject to passing the exam of the required diploma)
  • Or : rejection of the application.

Download the application form

The application form must be returned during the first semester and by the deadline of July 15 for the 1st session. According to availability, a second session might be held in July (closing date for receipt of applications : July 15)

Please note that for applicants with a foreign degree and living in one of the following countries: Algeria, Argentina, Benin, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo Brazzaville, South Korea, Ivory Cost, United States of America, Gabon, Guinea, India, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mauritius, Mexico, Czech Republic, Russia, Senegal, Syria, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey, Vietnam, the following procedure must be followed:

  • Applicants must connect to the website of their country of origin: www.campusfrance.org
  • The decision of the Education Committee will be indicated directly on the website.
Tuition fees

The tuition fees for the admission in the Master’s program are about 500 €. Further information will be given in July 2012.

Pré-requis nécessaires


The prerequisite for admission to the Engineering Acoustics program is a BSc degree in engineering, electronics, acoustics or equivalent. A B2+ level in English is also required.

Et après

Insertion professionnelle

Career opportunities

Electro Acoustics is an exciting area with multi-disciplinary studies of signal, electronics, sound and vibration phenomena. Our graduates are employed world-wide by companies, research centres and authorities involved in hearing aid systems, telephones, transducer manufacturing, audio-system engineering, sound and vibrations measurement equipment.

Typical examples of career opportunities as a specialist in electroacoustics are

  • Consumer electronics (phones, multimedia, nomad devices)
  • Public address systems in buildings
  • High power sound reinforcement for shows and events
  • Transducers for automotive, aeronautical and rail transport
  • Environment & health (noise reduction, hearing aids, ...)




Lieu(x) de la formation

  • Le Mans

Contact(s) administratif(s)

International Master's Degree in Electroacoustics IMDEA

Email : imdeacoustics @ univ-lemans.fr

Plus d'infos

Crédits ECTS 120

Durée 2

Niveau d'étude

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