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DESC9133: Architectural Acoustics Practice

This unit will cover a range of theoretical, practical and professional issues in architectural acoustics, including 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.

Code DESC9133
Academic unit Architectural and Design Science
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand the fundamental principles of architectural acoustics and how they are applied
  • LO2. find, interpret and apply high quality information within the field of architectural acoustics
  • LO3. understand the principles of measurement and simulation of acoustics in the architectural context
  • LO4. conduct high quality and meaningful measurements and simulations in the field of architectural acoustics
  • LO5. clearly present and correctly interpret data from acoustical measurements and simulatons
  • LO6. conduct primary scientific investigations in the field of architectural acoustics