Mr Mark Dring

Mark Dring

Position: Programme Leader

College: College of Engineering and Technology

Department: Electronics, Computing and Mathematics

Subject area: Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Sound, Light and Live Event Technology, Year Zero

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Co-Programme Leader

Jointly responsible for the management and leadership of the Engineering and Technology Year Zero.

Teaching responsibilities

Lecturer on:

Engineering and Technology Year Zero

BSc Sound and Light and Live Event Technology

BSc/BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Institute of Acoustics Diploma


Module Leader:

Preliminary Mathematics

Foundation Electrical and Electronic Principles

Event and Media Technology

Building Acoustics


Module Tutor:

Sound Technology

Analogue and Digital Electronics

Research interests

Previous projects have included studies into Classroom Acoustics and the application of regulations on further and higher education establishments. My current research in this area focuses on the impact of speech intelligibility when using lecture capture software.

I am currently studying towards a PhD in Sound Reproduction in Acoustically Small Rooms. This work brings together all my previous experience and supports the content I deliver as part of my teaching responsibilities.

Membership of professional bodies

Institute of Acoustics

Higher Education Academy


BSc (Hons) Music Technology and Audio System Design

PGCE in Post Compulsory Education

IOA Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control

MSc Applied Acoustics

Recent conferences

M. Dring; C. Middlicott; B. Wiggins; Vilkaitis, A. Modelling the Performance of Speaker Arrays in Domestic Listening Environments. Proc. Institute of Acoustics - Conference on Reproduced Sound, Nottingham, UK. November, 2017.

Vilkaitis, A; M. Dring; C. Middlicott; B. Wiggins; A.J. Hill. Room Acoustics and Virtual Reality: An implementation of auralisation and 360 degree image techniques to create virtual representations of spaces. Proc. Institute of Acoustics - Conference on Reproduced Sound, Southampton, UK. November, 2016.

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