Architectural and Audio Acoustics (DESC9138)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit introduces the fundamental concepts and issues of audio and architectural acoustics. Unit content: basic acoustical concepts, quantities and units; principles of sound propagation; sound absorption and room acoustics; physiological and psychological acoustics; noise measurement and specification; and principles and specification of sound insulation. By completing this unit students will be able to understand acoustical terminology, and perform calculations applicable to sound in the environment, in buildings, and in audio contexts. They will have the ability to critically assess claims of acoustical performance. This unit will provide the theoretical foundation of advanced units in audio and acoustics.

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Further unit of study information

Classes

Lecture 3 hrs/wk

Assessment

Exercise-based assignments (1 x 35%, 1 x 65%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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