TTT4250 - Acoustical Measurement Techniques


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Work 100/100

Course content

The course contains a part on fundamentals of transducers, and of the signal processing and statistics involved in an acoustic measurement. The rest of the course will cover a range of typical measurement tasks in acoustics, ranging from sound radiation to room and building acoustics, marine acoustics, psychoacoustics and hearing.

Learning outcome

The course will provide experience with acoustic measurement techniques and instrumentation. Knowledge: The candidate has: - Good knowledge of the theory behind common measurement tasks in acoustics - A deep understanding of accuracy with regards to transducers, environmental conditions and signal processing involved in an acoustic measurement situation - In-depth knowledge on national and international standards for acoustic measurements. Skills: The student can: - Perform standardized measurements according to relevant standards - Analyze stochastic and systematic errors that affect acoustic measurements - Write good and accurate reports on the setup and execution of standardized measurements. General competence: The student can collaborate around the solution of practical measurement tasks and evaluate the quality of the measurement results.

Learning methods and activities

The course will have a list of laboratory exercises that cover a wide range of measurement tasks in acoustics. Students will have to choose six such exercises and for each, there will be lectures on the specific theory behind the measurement technique at hand. Furthermore, there will be preparatory exercises that must be done by the students before the actual lab. exercises is carried out. Preparatory exercises as well as a written lab report must be handed in, independently by each student, and this material will be the base for the final grade in the course. There will be no final exam. Laboratory exercises will to a large degree follow international standards, and will cover sound radiation, room and building acoustics, marine acoustics, psychoacoustics and hearing.

Further on evaluation

The grade is based on the evaluation of the work including exercises, lab work, and writing reports. If not passed, all the work must be carried out at the next ordinary course.

Course materials

The course material will be a collection of papers and excerpts from books that are relevant for the laboratory exercises.

More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Electronics
  • Electrical Power Engineering
  • Marine Technology
  • Physics
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Electronic Systems


Examination arrangement: Work

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Work 100/100



Room Building Number of candidates
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