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Acoustics (AUDI90015)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 6.25On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeAUDI90015
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject explores the physics of the generation, propagation and measurement of sound.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, students should:

  • understand the physical parameters of sound (intensity, frequency, period and phase);
  • understand the concept of the decibel and be able to convert sound pressure and intensity levels to decibels and vice versa;
  • understand complex waves and resonance, and how these concepts relate to filters and speech acoustics;
  • understand sound transmission and room acoustics, and be able to measure sound levels and calculate reverberation time in a room; and
  • understand the concept of impedance and how mechanical and acoustic impedance relate to audiological testing.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject, students should show:

  • well developed problem-solving abilities
  • an ability to evaluate and synthesise information in a flexible manner
  • a capacity to articulate their knowledge in both oral and written formats

Last updated: 3 April 2019