TT3010 - Audio Technology and Room Acoustics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

The course provides a basic introduction to acoustic waves, transducers and techniques for audio recording and audio reproduction including auralization and spatial audio techniques, music instruments, and room acoustics, 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 - Good knowledge about the structure and functioning of electroacoustic transducers, in particular loudspeakers and microphones - Good knowledge about measurement techniques in room and electro acoustics - Good knowledge about hearing and psychoacoustical effects of listening to sounds in a room - Good knowledge about sound recording and reproduction techniques - Good knowledge about the sound generation and radiation of music instruments Skills: The student is able to - Analyze 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. Obligatory exercises and lab work.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

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

Specific conditions

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 AUTUMN 2007
TTT4197 3.7 AUTUMN 2015
TTT4170 3.7 AUTUMN 2019
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

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: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 D 2023-12-20 09:00 PAPIR
Room Building Number of candidates
Storhall del 2 Idrettssenteret (Dragvoll) 8
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 D PAPIR
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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