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. 


Advanced course on Automotive NVH, Aeroacoustics and Noise Control

Download the brochure for the 2018 Advanced Noise Courses at ISVR

Following the success of ISVR Consulting’s stand-alone course on Automotive Noise Vibration and Harshness (NVH) last year, the course has been added as an extra stream in the ISVR’s annual Advanced Course. 

The Advanced Course on Aeroacoustics, Noise Control and Automotive NVH is a five-day taught course in Sound and Vibration led by world-class experts in their fields. It will be held at the ISVR, University of Southampton, from Monday 10th to Friday 14th September 2018. 

The first two days provide a ‘refresher’ course in the fundamentals of sound and vibration, and are followed by a three-day ‘advanced’  in either Aeroacoustics, Noise Control, or Automotive NVH.  The two refresher days are common to all three streams.  The Aeroacoustics, Noise Control, and Automotive NVH options are then run as parallel streams over the next three days.  Although there are three distinct streams, delegates can, if they wish, mix lectures from the different streams to suit their specific interests.

Course delegates can attend for the full five days of the refresher and advanced course, or just for the three days of the advanced course. 

Advanced Course in Noise Control

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.

Advanced Course in Aeroacoustics

The Advanced Course in Aeroacoustics provides an introduction to the phenomena involved in the prediction and control of noise generated by flow, with an emphasis on the physics and modelling that underpin predictive acoustic analysis. 

Advanced Course in Automotive NVH

The Advanced Course in Automotive NVH reviews the origins, characteristics, analysis methods, and control of noise and vibration of road vehicles and their prime movers. The three days provide an intensive presentation of fundamental principles of power unit and vehicle noise and vibration generation and control. Both the theory of design and practice of construction are discussed, and recent advances in research and development are considered.

Course Features

Further details

For further details of the ISVR Advanced Course in Aeroacoustics, Noise Control and NVH , including the the topics and presenters, location, dates, fees and how to book,  please visit the course page on the University of Southampton website , or download the brochure.  If you have any queries, please 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.

Meetings and Conferences

ISVR Consulting staff regularly present papers at meetings, conferences and workshops, and further details will appear on this page.      


Short courses and workshops

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.