Acoustic Engineer

Photo by NASA/MSFC/David Olive on Flickr
Photo by NASA/MSFC/David Olive on Flickr


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Acoustic Engineers are responsible for providing engineering expertise on the monitoring and control of noise levels. As well, they design methods to collect data on sound levels such as during a rocket launch and use this data to architect these environments to achieve the desired acoustics as per engineering requirements and provincial/federal regulations.

Work type:


Most likely to work in:

Newfoundland & Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick

Most employees have:

Bachelor's Degree


Professional Engineer Certification

What you do

An Acoustic Engineer performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Conduct research into the feasibility, design, operation and performance of mechanisms, components and systems
  • Analyze dynamics and vibrations of mechanical systems and structures
  • Develop maintenance standards, schedules and programs
  • Investigate mechanical failures or unexpected maintenance problems
  • Supervise technicians, technologists and other engineers and review and approve designs, calculations and cost estimates

What you need

  • A natural interest in the principles of sound and vibration
  • A natural aptitude in science and mathematics
  • Enjoy analyzing engineering problems and finding solutions
  • Able to work with high amounts of focus and patience
  • Able to effectively use transducers and other sound measuring instruments
  • Able to work well with other professionals
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Who's hiring in Atlantic Canada?

Your Career Pathway

Post-Secondary Educational Programs