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Architectural Engineering (A E)

A E 309 Architectural Acoustics (3) Acoustical design for good hearing conditions and noise control; construction details, materials, acoustical properties of room shapes; sound absorption, transmission. Course includes practicums.

A E 309 Architectural Acoustics (3)

Architectural acoustics encompasses four distinct areas of study: room acoustics, sound isolation, mechanical system noise and vibration and sound reinforcement. The course concentrates on the performance of the building components as they impact on the acoustical environment. The goal of good acoustical design is to provide an environment to afford occupants of a building a high quality listening environment and to minimize intrusion by offending noises. By manipulation of building materials, spatial relationships and geometry, the students learn to improve acoustical performance of a building.

Through lectures, practicums, projects, tours to campus performance venues and examinations, the concepts of acoustical design are delivered and reinforced. The course offers students opportunity to work in team settings and to present their work orally to their peers.

The course is required for all architectural engineering students, typically taken in the 3rd-year. Physics 213 is a prerequisite for this course. This course is a prerequisite for Advance Architectural Acoustics and Noise Control. Students not in the architectural engineering curriculum are encouraged to consult with the instructor prior to enrolling in the course.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2005
Prerequisite: A E 221, A E 222, PHYS 213

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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