Applied Acoustics

Sophie Luger
Architecture, Architectural Design 3
2023W, 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 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 impact of sound on humans and potential strategies for reducing noise, explicitly concentrating on acoustic materials, their sound absorption properties, and their practical 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


07 November 2023, 09:00–10:00 CANCELLED
14 November 2023, 09:00–10:00 Seminar Room 21
21 November 2023, 09:00–10:00 Seminar Room 21
05 December 2023, 09:00–10:00 Seminar Room 21
12 December 2023, 09:00–10:00 University of Music and Performing Arts, Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1, 1030 Vienna
19 December 2023, 09:00–10:00 Seminar Room 21
09 January 2024, 09:00–10:00 CANCELLED
16 January 2024, 09:00–10:00 Seminar Room 21

Course Enrolment

From 31 July 2023, 15:35 to 15 November 2023, 15:35
Via online registration

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

Co-registration: possible

Attending individual courses: possible