Inst of Acoustics Diploma

Acoustics / Noise Control

Teaching & Learning

You will experience a blended approach to teaching and learning - this is a mix of face-to-face, on campus and remote teaching and learning. The learning content you receive will be as planned for the academic year 2020/2021 before the Covid-19 outbreak. To find out more about teaching on your course visit the School of Clinical and Applied Sciences - Teaching 2020-21 page.

What you'll learn

Covering a wide range of acoustic topics, including how sound behaves, how it is measured and the ways we can investigate and control noise problems.
A laboratory based module based around a wide range of practical investigations which are chosen to support and develop the ideas introduced in the General Principles module.
Starting the planning stages during the first semester, students have until the following October to carry out and report on an individual investigation of a noise problem.
Covering a wide range of acoustic topics, including how sound behaves, how it is measured and the ways we can investigate and control noise problems.
A laboratory based module based around a wide range of practical investigations which are chosen to support and develop the ideas introduced in the General Principles module.
Starting the planning stages during the first semester, students have until the following October to carry out and report on an individual investigation of a noise problem.

What you'll learn

At the end of this module you will be able to identify and interpret the relevant EU/UK legislative drivers and codes of practice for noise and vibration, apply the EIA process in the context of noise assessment, use standard prediction methods, including noise prediction and mapping tools, for environmental noise assessment, and apply methods and regulations relating to the exposure to noise and vibration in the workplace.
Gain expertise in factors governing the acoustic characteristics of enclosed spaces, and how these characteristics are described, predicted, measured and adjusted by design, physical principles governing the sound insulation provided by building structures, how sound insulation is characterised, measured and adjusted by design, and principles of electroacoustic system design for buildings.
Understand, select and use environmental noise indices/indicators, criteria and assessment procedures, use a systematic approach to the assessment of environmental noise and its impact, and select and design methods of environmental noise control.
At the end of this module you will be able to identify and interpret the relevant EU/UK legislative drivers and codes of practice for noise and vibration, apply the EIA process in the context of noise assessment, use standard prediction methods, including noise prediction and mapping tools, for environmental noise assessment, and apply methods and regulations relating to the exposure to noise and vibration in the workplace.
Gain expertise in factors governing the acoustic characteristics of enclosed spaces, and how these characteristics are described, predicted, measured and adjusted by design, physical principles governing the sound insulation provided by building structures, how sound insulation is characterised, measured and adjusted by design, and principles of electroacoustic system design for buildings.
Understand, select and use environmental noise indices/indicators, criteria and assessment procedures, use a systematic approach to the assessment of environmental noise and its impact, and select and design methods of environmental noise control.