Audio and acoustic technologies are evolving faster than ever. New technological solutions are emerging for capturing and re-living acoustic experiences in an immersive fashion; extracting musical information from audio streams; retrieving and personalizing audio content; designing high-end musical instruments and listening spaces. All these solutions are the result of the convergence of various forms of expertise, but they all share the fact that these technologies are progressively dematerializing and are becoming more and more software-based. The designers of these technologies, in fact, are Information Engineers with targeted expertise on audio and acoustic signal processing, as well as applied acoustics and machine intelligence.

The MS Program in Computer Engineering of the Politecnico di Milano, starting from the 2016-17 Academic Year addresses exactly these needs by offering a brand-new didactic track named Musical Acoustics. The international students of this program will attend the first year at the historical Leonardo Campus in Milano, with courses devoted to fundamentals of computer engineering, audio and acoustic signal processing and computer music. The second year will be offered at the Cremona Campus of the Politecnico di Milano, and will be focused on all aspects of applied and computational acoustics, with particular attention to musical acoustics, vibro-acoustics and room acoustics. Students will also be able to attend courses from the School of Musicology of the University of Pavia.