Short courses, meetings and conferences

ISVR Consulting, the ISVR and the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment offer regular courses in various aspects of noise and vibration. Some courses are designed to give an introduction for those new to noise and vibration, while other courses are more specialised.  The courses are open to everyone. 


Short course on Automotive NVH

ISVR Consulting will be running a three-day course on Automotive NVH from 11th to 13th September 2017 at the University of Southampton. 

Course overview

The trend in recent years towards more socially acceptable vehicles has been accelerated by increasing legislative requirements. This, coupled with the major selling points of interior refinement and branding through acoustic signature, has meant that, for the manufacturers, understanding the fundamentals of automotive noise and vibration is more important than ever.

The Course is primarily aimed at engineers in design, development, research and applications. The three days provide an intensive presentation of fundamental principles of engine and vehicle noise and vibration generation and control. Emphasis is placed upon both the theory of design and practice of construction, and recent advances in research and development are considered.

Download the full Automotive NVH Course Brochure (pdf 54 KB), or for further details, email


Bespoke courses

ISVR Consulting can also provide special courses tailored to the needs of individual companies or industries.  Examples of possible topics include

These courses, which are typically one or two days in length, may be held either in Southampton, or at a client’s premises.  If you would like a course tailored to your needs, please contact us, without obligation, to discuss your requirements.

Short courses and workshops

ISVR Consulting staff will be presenting on the ISVR Advanced Course which will run from 4th to 8th September 2017 at the University of Southampton. The Advanced Course is a five-day course in Sound and Vibration led by world-class experts in their fields. There is a two-day ‘refresher’ in the fundamentals of sound and vibration, followed by a three-day ‘advanced’ course in either Noise Control or Aeroacoustics

The Advanced Course in Noise Control outlines the underlying principles of noise control, examines the character of noise in some key applications and discusses how noise may be reduced by design or palliative treatment. The Advanced Course in Aeroacoustics provides an introduction to the prediction and control of flow-generated noise, with an emphasis on the physics and modelling that underpin predictive acoustic analysis.  

Further details of the Advanced Course, including brochure, costs and booking details, are available on the Advanced Course webpage .

Details of short courses and continuing professional development opportunities at the ISVR and in the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment are available on line.

Meetings and Conferences

ISVR Consulting staff regularly present papers at meetings and conferences.  ICSV24 , the 24th International Congress on Sound and Vibration, will include two papers by authors from ISVR Consulting: 

ICSV24  will be held from 23rd to 27th July 2017 in London.