1 x 120-minute lecture weekly
1 x 120-minute tutorial weekly
2 x 180-minute laboratories per semester
1 x 180-minute computer lab per semester
1 ENGR1732 - Engineering Mechanics
1a ENGR8812 - Engineering Mechanics GE
2 ENGR2711 - Engineering Mathematics
2a ENGR8761 - Engineering Mathematics GE
3 ENGR3711 - Control Systems
4 Admission into MEMC-Master of Engineering (Mechanical)
5 ENGR9721 - Control Systems GE
Must Satisfy: (((1 or 1a) and (2 or 2a) and 3) or (4 and 5))
Assumed knowledge
An understanding of Matlab such as can be obtained in ENGR1721 Engineering Programming.
Topic description

Acoustics for application to real world problems encountered by noise consultants and other practitioners.

  • Fundamentals of acoustics
  • Mechanics of the human ear
  • Acoustic measurement techniques
  • Noise criteria
  • Source characterisation
  • Propagation analysis
  • Sound power
  • Sound in enclosed spaces
  • Noise control techniques
  • Psychoacoustics
Educational aims

This topic aims to teach students how to apply analysis techniques to investigate the impacts of noise from sources such as transportation, energy generation and industrial activity on people.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Understand the fundamentals of acoustics
  2. Understand how the human ear works
  3. Use acoustic instrumentation and have a good understanding of how it works
  4. Quantify occupational and environmental noise and compare with relevant criteria
  5. Understand how various noise sources are modelled
  6. Understand how to model propagation of noise
  7. Understand the significance of sound power and how it related to sound pressure
  8. Understand how the shape and reflective properties of an enclosure affect the sound field
  9. Understand how to design partitions, enclosures, barriers and muffling devices to control noise
  10. Understand some important parameters to quantify the relation between acoustical stimuli and hearing sensations