Applied Acoustics

Sophie Luger
Architecture, Architectural Design 3
2022W, scientific seminar (SEW), 3.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S03943


The course aims at students interested in the acoustic impact and auditory perception of the built and unbuilt environment. It provides knowledge of sound generation and sound propagation fundamentals and enables one to understand and influence the possible auditory effects at an early design phase. Additional topics include the consequence of sound on humans over potential noise reduction strategies, focusing on acoustic materials (sound absorption properties and other relevant parameters) and their application.

Examination Modalities

Sound Analysis / Presentation


The language of instruction will be English

Key Words

soundscapes, applied acoustics, building acoustics, room acoustics, acoustic measurements (sound velocity, sound pressure, sound power, frequency), noise reduction strategies


04 November 2022, 09:00–09:45
11 November 2022, 09:00–09:45
18 November 2022, 09:00–09:45
25 November 2022, 09:00–09:45
02 December 2022, 09:00–09:45
09 December 2022, 09:00–09:45
16 December 2022, 09:00–09:45
13 January 2023, 09:00–09:45 (examination)

Course Enrolment

From 26 July 2022, 10:00 to 04 November 2022, 23:50
Via online registration

co-registration: possible

Architecture (Master): Expertise: Architectural Science: Supplementary Subjects

Individual courses: possible