Acoustics, Sound Processing and Sound Perception


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The objective of this module is to allow students to develop competences in engineering disciplines related to acoustics, sound processing, and human sound perception. More specifically students will work within the fields of: electro-acoustics, measurement techniques, signal processing, machine learning and analysis of sound signals, conditioning of sound signals and systems, general acoustics and sound in enclosed spaces, as well as, human sound perception.

Learning objectives


  • Must understand and be able to use relevant terminology related to acoustics, sound processing, or human sound perception.
  • Must be able to understand the similarities and differences of different signal processing strategies for sound signals and their relevance for the specific project.
  • Must know how to formulate own competences related to PBL, incl. digital competences


  • Must be able to analyze a problem and (if possible) suggest a solution that uses relevant theories and methods of human sound perception and/or processing of acoustic signals.
  • Must be able to analyze complex acoustic environments and/or sound signals and identify relevant problems and assessment methods.
  • Must be able to synthesize, i.e., design and implement, a sound system (or parts hereof) that can address and solve specific acoustic and/or human sound perception problems.
  • Must be able to evaluate proposed solutions to acoustic and/or human sound perception problems using validated and/or standardized methods.
  • Can reflect over own use of PBL methods and how these methods can be used in future projects and work situations.


  • Must be able to communicate the above knowledge and skills (using proper terminology) both orally and in a written report.
  • Must be able to select relevant acoustics, sound processing, or human sound perception theories, methods, and tools, and synthesize them in a new context to produce new knowledge and solutions.

Type of instruction

As described in §17


Prerequisite for enrollment for the exam

  • An approved PBL competency profile is a prerequisite for participation in the project exam


Name of examAcoustics, Sound Processing and Sound Perception
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleAkustik, lydbehandling og lydopfattelse
Module codeESNAVSK2P1
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Computer Engineering)
Study BoardStudy Board of Electronics and IT
DepartmentDepartment of Electronic Systems
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design