TBA4167 - Building Acoustics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Oral examination 100/100 D

Course content

The course will deliver competence in building acoustics for design of buildings and rooms in buildings so that the acoustic environment fulfills the requirements from community and users. Competence should include understanding the effect of noise loads from internal and external sources and the use of theoretical and empirical methods to design buildings with satisfying sound insulation against noise. The student will also develop skills on room acoustics, i.e. develop understanding of how sound spreads in volumes and what it takes to achieve desired sound quality in rooms by using modeling and analysis. Finally, the course will give knowledge of measuring technique for room acoustics and sound insulation

Learning outcome

- Knowledge of basic theory and practical principles of airborne and impact sound insulation in buildings
- Knowledge of sound propagation in rooms, sound perception, acoustic regulation and sound absorbents
- Knowledge of noise absorption, vibration insulation, noise from technical installations and measurement of sound and vibrations.

- Be able to measure and analyze acoustic data in buildings
- Be able to design relevant solutions for separating structures with respect to impact sound and airborne sound including flank transmission and the effect of composite structures
- Be able to design furnishing and surfaces in rooms to get good room acoustic conditions in all building types.

General competence:
- Have developed the ability of critical analysis of the design, material use and design of building structures
- Collaborate and contribute to interdisciplinary interaction
- Have developed the ability to understand and adopt new theory that will be needed in the future.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, study groups, exercises. 75% of the exercises have to be accepted. The teaching language is English if there are English speaking students.

Compulsory assignments

  • Øvinger

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Building Acoustics, by Tor Erik Vigran.


Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 100/100 D
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
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