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Architectural Acoustics Practice - DESC9133

Year - 2019

This unit will cover a range of theoretical, practical and professional issues in architectural acoustics. Codes and standards pertaining to architectural acoustics; Method and integrity of measurement; Room acoustical measurement, modelling, simulation and criteria; Sound absorption theory, measurement and specification; Sound insulation theory, measurement and specification; Design of spaces using acoustical criteria; and Field assessment of acoustical problems in and around buildings. By the completion of this unit students will acquire knowledge and experience in areas commonly dealt with by the acoustical consulting profession. They will gain an appreciation of current issues in architectural acoustics, possibly inspiring future research.

Lectures 3 x 3 hrs/wk

Two projects - 1x2000wd theoretical report (50%) and 1x1500wd practical report (50%)

Assumed knowledge


Faculty: Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning

Semester 2

05 Aug 2019

Department/School: Architectural and Design Science
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2019
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: Assoc Prof Densil Cabrera
HECS Band: 2
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