TTT4290 - Bioacoustics for biodiversity


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Report 50/100
School exam 50/100 2 hours E

Course content

Roles of acoustic communication, sound generation, sound propagation, sound reception, echolocation.

Chronic and acute impacts of anthropogenic noise.

Mitigation strategies.

Bioacoustic monitoring for biodiversity assessment.

Learning outcome

The candidate

Has knowledge of

  • Sound generation in animals
  • Atmospheric and underwater sound propagation
  • Hearing in animals
  • Effect of anthropogenic noise
  • Sensors and equipment for bioacoustic monitoring


  • Design and implement the collection of bioacoutic data
  • Post-process bioacoustical field recording with dedicated software tools of programming

General competence

The course gives experience in technical writing and field work.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, student presentations, self-study and practical assignment with report.

Further on evaluation

50 % Written exam

50 % Report from a small project.

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

If the candidate wants to retake the course, both the exam and the report must be retaken.

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

Announced at startup.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Applied Geophysics
  • Zoological Ecology
  • Physics
  • Ecology
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Electronic Systems


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 50/100 E 2023-11-29 09:00 PAPIR
Room Building Number of candidates
Storhall del 2 Idrettssenteret (Dragvoll) 10
Autumn ORD Report 50/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 50/100 E INSPERA
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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