Many people have a vague feeling that acoustics is something to do with noise - perhaps in association with road traffic or the properties of their favourite concert hall.
In fact, acoustics is a wide ranging subject which has applications and job opportunities across the world in all industries.
Acousticians developed computers that can converse with you. Detecting the presence of an unborn child, improving the quality of a musical instrument or automatically identifying equipment by the sound they produce all use technologies developed by acousticians.
A career in acoustics can take you anywhere, through music, speech, medicine, engineering, physiology, mechanics, architecture or marine studies, to name but a few areas: