Recommended prerequisite for participation in
The module builds on basic knowledge in linear algebra and calculus
Content, progress and pedagogy of the
- Must have knowledge about the basic acoustic quantities, their
physical significance, and their role in the description of an
- Must be able to understand the relationship between the
acoustic variables and the theoretical basis for the development of
the wave equation.
- Must have knowledge about the principles of sound emission and
- Must have knowledge of the construction, mechanisms and use of
different types of acoustic transducers
- Must have knowledge of the different measurement procedures and
techniques used in acoustics.
- Must have knowledge of signal processing techniques in acoustic
measurement to obtain time and frequency characteristics of
- Must be able to identify relevant acoustic variables for a
given sound source and sound field.
- Must be able to apply the proper assumptions in the calculation
or estimation of relevant acoustic variables
- Must be able to select the proper analytical description for
the behavior of sound waves in rooms and cavities.
- Must be able to calibrate and use electro-acoustic transducers
to obtain reproducible measurement.
- Must be able to select and use exiting transducers based on
- Must be able to choose and calibrate the adequate equipment for
a given measurement and to be able to identify and eliminate
sources of error.
- Must be able to apply theoretical acoustic principles to model
the behavior of acoustic systems, such as pipes, resonators,
musical instruments, rooms and other enclosures, ventilation ducts,
- Must be able to design, carry out and document repeatable
Type of instruction
As described in §17
|Name of exam
|Fundamentals of Acoustics and Sound
|Type of exam
|7-point grading scale
|Type of grading
|Criteria of assessment
|The criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination
Policies and Procedures