We are a group of French apprentice students working on a basic encyclopeadia about engineering science of Sound, Vibrations, and Acoustics. The main goal of this syllabus is to help first year students finding what they need even on more specific subjects, like simulation or measurement methods and tools. We tried to make it as complete as possible, using the different experiences we had during our first year of working life.
The first thing to say is that vibrations and acoustics are tightly linked. Every time something vibrates, there can be radiated noise which can become a nuisance. In engineering, a big part of the work is to predict, analyse and control this noise. This require tools we find in general mechanics, signal processing and metrology. This syllabus will roughly follow these steps, and will also include a part on environmental acoustics.