The acoustics group studies the generation, propagation and reception of sound waves, as well as transducers and related signal processing, in a wide range of scenarios: sound for the communication between humans (speech and music); the influence of sound (noise) on humans and animals; and technical uses such as for remote sensing, designing materials and devices for noise abatement, biodiversity assessment and underwater communication networks.
The acoustics group offers a specialization in acoustics in the international 2-year master programme Electronic Systems Design as well as the 5-year ELSYS master program. Acoustics courses are also available to students from physics, building engineering, and other 5-year programs.
The fields of application include the energy, building, transport, environment, medicine, ICT sectors and art.
The acoustics group works closely with the SINTEF acoustics group through the Gemini centre "Acoustics Research Centre."
Some current projects in the acoustics group are:
Underwater Acoustic Communication between Nodes: part of CAMOS
Hybrid method for calculating the radiated sound from vibrating structures
Modeling of horn loudspeakers
The acoustics group offers the " Acoustics " specialization in the international 2-year master programme entitled Electronic Systems Design as well as the 5-year ELSYS master programme. Including the contribution from other departments and faculties at NTNU, the following courses are proposed. Unless otherwise specified, each course counts for 7.5 ECTS.
- Acoustic remote sensing - TTT03 (3.75 ECTS)
- Acoustical measurement techniques - TTT4250
- Audio technology - TTT4170
- Building acoustics - TBA4167
- Environmental acoustics - TTT17 (3.75 ECTS)
- Marine acoustics - TTT4175
- Marine acoustics - selected topics - TTT19 (3.75 ECTS)
- Music acoustics and Technology - TTT4197
- Numerical acoustics - selected topics - TTT12 (3.75 ECTS)
- Physics and geophysics - TPG4100
- Speech technology - TTT4185
- Technical acoustics - TTT4180
- 3D Sound - TTT01 (3.75 ECTS, will be taught in Fall 2018)