Human Sound Perception and Audio Engineering


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Must have knowledge about the anatomy and physiology of the human ear.
  • Must have knowledge about hearing diagnosis and disorders.
  • Must have knowledge about fundamental properties of human sound perception (e.g. Loudness, pitch, masking, spatial hearing and time / frequency resolution).
  • Must have basic knowledge about modern audio engineering including recording, reproduction and signal processing techniques (perceptive coding principles and formats, audio effects).
  • Must have knowledge about multi-channel recording, storage and reproduction of sound.
  • Must have knowledge about public address techniques.
  • Must have insight in digital audio interfaces and standards.
  • Must have insight in low noise audio design and interconnections.


  • Must be able to set up audio systems for recording or reproduction in an appropriate way to optimize the system and minimize noise.
  • Must be able to set up audio systems according to relevant standards.


  • Based on the acquired knowledge, the student should be able to critically evaluate systems and specifications within audio and acoustics with a basis in human sound perception.

Type of instruction

As described in ยง 17.



Name of examHuman Sound Perception and Audio Engineering
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleMenneskets lydopfattelse og audio teknik
Module codeESNSPAK2K2
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Electronics and IT
DepartmentDepartment of Electronic Systems
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design