The Training of Acoustical Engineers - Is There a Need? 710305
The paper outlines briefly the history of Applied Acoustics. It then discusses the need to train engineers and scientists who can tackle the problem of environmental noise control. Because of the embryonic nature of this discipline, the author makes a case for a special approach to the education of post-graduate specialists. The Institute of Sound and Vibration Research is given as an example of how one University in the United Kingdom has organized its resources to train these specialists.