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


11 November 2022, 09:00–09:45 Seminar Room 21
18 November 2022, 09:00–09:45 Seminar Room 21
25 November 2022, 09:00–09:45 Seminar Room 20 , " VZA7, 5.OG"
02 December 2022, 15:00–17:00 Zoom (guest lecture)
09 December 2022, 09:00–09:45
16 December 2022, 09:00–09:45 Seminar Room 21
13 January 2023, 09:00–09:45 Seminar Room 21 (examination)

Course Enrolment

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

Architecture (Master): Expertise: Architectural Science: Supplementary Subjects 443/002.99

Co-registration: possible

Attending individual courses: possible