Course syllabus

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Sound in Building and Environment

VTAF01, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2014/15
Decided by: Education Board D
Date of Decision: 2014-04-03

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Elective Compulsory for: V3
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The aim of the course is to give the students knowledge in the foundations of sound and its effect on human, applied to problems with noise in buildings and environment.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must


The course begins with an introduction to acoustics and an exposition of different aspects of sound:

After that follows an exposition of noise from traffic.

Then the more advanced sections of buildning acoustics.

The course also contains a section on measurement methodologics in acoustics, which is treated in two laborations.

The course is also containing one of three following alternative project tasks consisting on a field measurement with a modellation that is to be presented in a written report, and by an oral presentation.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written exam, project task that is presented orally and written, and written laboration reports. The course is graded according to the result on the project task and the written exam.


Required prior knowledge: FMAA05 Calculus on One Dimension and FMA430 Calculus in Several Dimensions.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: VTA070

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Kristian Stålne,
Course coordinator: Delphine Bard,
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