IOA Acoustics and Noise Control Diploma at London South Bank University - UCAS

Course summary

The IOA Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control is widely recognised as the educational qualification of choice for professional practitioners in acoustics, noise and vibration. It can secure you a career in related disciplines, including environmental health, mechanical engineering, building services engineering, architecture, urban planning, health and safety and the music industry. The Diploma provides sufficient specialist academic training to satisfy the educational requirements for membership of the Institute of Acoustics, the most highly regarded professional membership in the acoustics, noise and vibration industry. The Diploma has been taught since 1975 and is well-known for providing a high level training in acoustics and noise control. The course runs part-time (one day a week, Thursday) over one academic year (Sept-Oct). You'll have access to our extensive on-site and electronic library, as well as the Learning Resource Centre.


The following five modules are available at LSBU:

  • General Principles of Acoustics (GPA)
  • Laboratory
  • Building Acoustics
  • Noise and Vibration control
  • Project
The GPA Module involves around 120 study hours including coursework and tutorials. Each Specialist Module is around 60 hours study time. Successful completion of IOA Diploma exempts you from five out of eight modules of the LSBU MSc Environmental and Architectural Acoustics.

Assessment method

Assessment through coursework.

How to apply

International applicants

You must have an English language qualification before starting a programme of study at London South Bank University. Acceptable qualifications include IELTS Level 6.5 or TOEFL 580.

This course has a subject classification which requires students whose nationality is outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland to have an ATAS certificate, irrespective of country of residence at the point of application.

Further information can be found on the UK Government's website:

Entry requirements

The standard entry requirement is a degree (or the equivalent experience and achievement) in a science or branch of engineering, or in a cognate discipline such as construction, sonic arts or environmental health. Although the IOA Diploma is committed to maintaining academic rigour, it is also committed to an open access policy. If you lack the standard entry level then a qualification in an alternative discipline or substantial relevant professional experience may be an acceptable alternative, as long as you can demonstrate an appropriate level of study skills and baseline knowledge, particularly in mathematics and physics.

Fees and funding

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IOA Acoustics and Noise Control Diploma at London South Bank University - UCAS