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MSc in Music and Acoustic Engineering

Politecnico di Milano
Program overview
2 years
Master's degree
Scholarships available

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About this program

MSc in Music and Acoustic Engineering

The postgraduate program in "Music and Acoustic Engineering" forms experts and designers who are able to face consolidated as well as emerging technological challenges in the audio, music and acoustics areas:

  • audio: acquisition/capturing, processing, analysis, synthesis, reconstruction/rendering, classification, storage, organization, representation and publishing;
  • acoustics: analysis; control; characterization; improvement, optimization and design of musical instruments, of listening environments and vibrational systems in general.
  • music: analysis; classification; annotation; transcription; organization; modeling and representation; visualization; assistance to composition, orchestration, arrangement and production.

In order to do so, students learn to make synergistic use of a multi-disciplinary knowledge ranging from computer science to telecommunications, from computational acoustics to numerical modeling/analysis, from electroacoustics to vibrational and room acoustics.

Admission requirements

A Bachelor Degree in a related field. Preference to graduates in Computer Science and Engineering and in Information and Communications Technology.

Students With A University Qualification Obtained Outside Italy

Applicants to Master of Science programs are required to have a Bachelor degree or be in the process of completing a Bachelor degree. Admitted applicants will have to graduate before the enrollment.

Your undergraduate level program must contain subjects closely related to the MSc program you are applying to.

An English Or Italian Language Proficiency Certificate

If your bachelor degree was taught in English, you may upload a document certified by your university attesting the teaching language instead of the language certificate.

Country-Specific Requirements Related To Your Degree

If you studied in one of the countries listed in the institute wesbite, please read carefully the information and the details about the documents to be provided. If the country where you have completed/are studying your Bachelor degree is not listed in the institute website then there is no Country-specific requirements.

The requirements (minimum GPA included) are strict, and no exceptions will be considered.

Foreign Students With A University Qualification Obtained In Italy

If you have an Italian university qualification you may be admitted to graduate degree courses under the same conditions as Italian students.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website.

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Program content

The M.Sc. offers two tracks:

  • Acoustic Engineering: emphasis on vibrating and resonant systems
  • Music Engineering: emphasis on audio and musical information

Mandatory courses

Area Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing

  • MultiMedial Signal Processing
  • Digital Audio Analysis and Processing
  • Sound Synthesis and Spatial Processing
  • Computer Music: Representations and Models, Computer Music: Languages and Systems

Area Electronics and Electroacoustics

  • Electronics for Sound Engineering
  • Electroacousitics for Sound Engineering

Area Creative Computing

  • Advanced coding tools and methodologies
  • Creative programming and computing
  • Music Production Technologies

Area Computational Acoustics

  • Fundamentals of Acoustics
  • Numerical Modelling and Simulation of Acoustics
  • Fundamentals of Vibration Analysis and Vibroacoustics
  • Musical Acoustics
  • Room Acoustics

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.


  • Tuition fees for EEA students and Non-EEA students resident in Italy range from about 895,20 € to 3898,20 € for year
  • Tuition fees for Non-EEA students correspond automatically to the full contribution of 3898,20 €

Career paths

The "Acoustic Engineering" track gives the student the opportunity to gather expertise in the design and production of musical instruments (acoustic, electronic, and digital); high-end loudspeakers and transducers; P.A. systems and audio amplification/diffusion systems, which are all areas of international interest, where Italy has a strong and long-standing tradition. Another sector where Italy excels is that of microelectronics, especially as far as audio MEMS devices and other types of vibro-acoustic sensors are concerned.

The "Music Engineering" track, most representative companies in this area are music production labels and music distributors, radio and TV broadcasting companies (both national and private), advertising agencies, and the companies that offer audio and audio-video streaming services. Particularly interesting is also the sector focusing on audience intelligence, or on advertisement monitoring (both over radio and TV broadcasts, and over social media) for automated user profiling as well as content personalization.

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Politecnico di Milano

Established in 1863, Politecnico di Milano is one of the most outstanding technical universities in Europe, as it offers high-quality teaching and a variety of undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD programmes in Architecture, Design and Engineering taught in English. According to...

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Politecnico di Milano

Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32
20133 Milan Lombardy

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