Italian loudspeaker manufacturer RCF is collaborating with the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia for its 2019 Sound Engineering course next spring.
The course, taught in English and using a ‘distance learning/low-residence format’, will spend six weeks teaching via e-learning methods before convening the class for one week in May at the RCF Audio Academy in Reggio Emilia, Italy.
The course is designed to provide audio engineers with knowledge of technologies related to sound, transducers and speaker systems, exploring their applications in the professional market. It will progress from the basics of electroacoustic components, like transducers, amplifiers and digital processors, to the design of a complete audio project based on a real case study. An international reference project carried out by RCF engineers will act as a study guideline to be used during the course.
The learning topics are grouped into four modules:
1) Environmental Acoustics in open air and inner spaces, including design and simulation methods
2) Transducers and speaker systems, including clusters, arrays and point source configurations
3) Electronics, including circuit analysis, filters, amplifiers and DSP
4) Sound system design, including practical experiences in measurements, listening tests and tuning
The course will be directed by Professor Emilio Lorenzani, Department of Science and Methods for Engineering, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. E-learning will take place for six weeks, beginning February 28, 2019, and then will require a one-week presence, from May 20-24, at the RCF Audio Academy in Reggio Emilia, Italy.
The registration deadline for the course is February 7, 2019. As part of its sponsorship, RCF will cover the course’s participation fee, but students will have to pay the university’s enrolment fee of 750 Euros. Lodging accommodations will be available to participants during the week in Italy.
More information can be accessed here.