This master course is temporarily suspended due to an internal reorganisation at the UPC to conform to the Bologna agreement.
This course is a taught Master of Science providing advanced training in applied aspects of marine underwater acoustic technology and remote sensing through lectures, seminars, practical courses, desk studies and research projects. The MAS is of interest to students willing to be involved in engineering development and application of underwater acoustics research, including sonar equipment, oceanography technologies, bioacoustics and underwater communication for scientific, industrial and environmental purposes. It will be also extremely relevant to students with backgrounds in Fisheries, Environmental Sciences and Marine Biology involved in the field use of advanced acoustics underwater technologies. The course is divided in two semesters over a one year period:
Semester 1: Introduction and Fundamental Sciences
- Introduction to the MAS Application Domains (industry/research)
- Scientific Basics (maths, physics, informatics)
- Introduction to underwater acoustics and instrumentation
- Non-Acoustics Methods: Remote Sensing
Semester 2: Advanced Applications
- Advanced signal processing
- State of the art
- Final Project
The objectives of the MAS are to provide a thorough training in the theory and application of underwater acoustic technology; to assimilate and develop state-of-the-art data analysis and modelling methods; to provide the student with the theoretical and practical experience and physical understanding necessary to address significant problems in the ocean environment and become an independent marine practitioner. Students will be selected on the basis of the excellence of their teaching records, references from professors and a letter expressing their interest in the master and its expected outcome.