TT3010 - Audio Technology and Room Acoustics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Letters

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

Course content

The course provides a basic introduction to acoustic waves, transducers and techniques for audio recording and audio reproduction, music instruments, and methods for calculation of sound fields in rooms, with a special focus on practical consequences for music performance and recording.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The candidate has - Good knowledge about sound fields outdoors and in rooms - Thorough knowledge about the structure and functioning of electroacoustic transducers, in particular loudspeakers and microphones - Good knowledge about measurement techniques in room and electro acoustics - Thorough knowledge about hearing and psychoacoustical effects of listening to sounds in a room - Thorough knowledge about sound recording and reproduction techniques - Good knowledge about the sound generation and radiation of music instruments Skills: The student is able to - Predict sound fields in rooms - Perform and do basic analysis of impulse response measurements in room and electro acoustics - Analyze how sound fields in rooms will be perceived by a listener

Learning methods and activities

Lectures. Exercises and lab work.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Creative Music Technology (MMUST)

Required previous knowledge

Requires admission to the Master's programme in Music Technology.

Course materials

Excerpts of books and papers that will be specified at the course start.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MUST3052 7.5
TTT4197 3.7
TTT4170 3.7
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Music Technology
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Electronic Systems


Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 100/100 2021-12-01
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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