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Course description

Competencies and objectives


Course context for academic year 2019-20

It is recommended to take this course after passing the following exams:

-Acoustic Transducers

Subject is taught in the first four months of the third year, after Acoustics, Fundamentals of Engineering Optics (first four months of second year) and Acoustic Transducers (last four months of second year).
Insulation and soundproofing is conceptually supported by the concepts taught in the second year subjects. On the other hand, the fundamentals of the subject will be supplemented and deepened in Vibroacoustics and Acoustic Design of Venues, subjects that are conceived as an extension of this subject.



Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)

UA Basic Transversal Competences

  • CT10 : Capacity to confront, plan and solve real problems demanded by society in the field of engineering.
  • CT11 : Capacity to learn and apply new concepts and methods in an autonomous and interdisciplinary fashion.
  • CT12 : Capacity to assimilate and adapt to the permanent evolution of technology when developing one's professional career.
  • CT13 : Capacity to adopt the scientific method when planning and carrying out different academic and professional tasks.
  • CT14 : Capacity for self-criticism needed to analyse and improve the quality of projects.
  • CT6 : Capacity to use the English language fluently to access technical information, respond to the needs of society and be self-sufficient when preparing one's professional career.
  • CT7 : Capacity for oral and written exposition.
  • CT8 : Capacity to plan tasks and commit oneself to satisfying goals and deadlines.
  • CT9 : Capacity for group work.


Specific Competences:>>Basic

  • B3 : Understand and master the basic concepts of the general laws of mechanics, thermodynamics, fields and waves and electromagnetism the their application to solve engineering problems.


Basic Transversal Competences

  • CT2 : Students should know how to apply their knowledge to their job or vocation in a professional manner and should possess those skills that are usually reflected when preparing and defending arguments and solving problems in their field of study.
  • CT3 : Students should have the ability to gather and interpret relevant data (normally within their field of study) to give opinions that include a reflection on important, social, scientific, ethical matters, etc.
  • CT4 : Students should be able to transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  • CT5 : Students should have developed the necessary learning skills to take on later studies with a high level of autonomy.


Specific Competences: >> Competences Common to the Telecommunications Branch

  • C3 : Capacity to use computer tools to find bibliographic resources and information related to telecommunications and electronics.
  • C8 : Capacity to understand the mechanisms for propagating and transmitting electromagnetic and acoustic waves, and their corresponding transmitting and receiving devices.


Specific Competences: >> Competences Specific to Sound and Image

  • E3 : Capacity to carry out projects for premises and facilities intended for producing and recording audio and video signals.
  • E4 : Capacity to carry out acoustic engineering projects on: Insulation and acoustic preparation of premises, Public address installations, Specification, analysis and selection of electroacoustic transducers, Systems for the measurement, analysis and control of noise and vibration, Environmental acoustics, Underwater acoustic systems.




Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2019-20

Apply the fundamentals of the statistical, geometric and wave theories to room acoustics.
Apply the concept of reverberation time.
Apply regulations and standards to experimentally obtain the reverberation time.
Know the phenomenology of absorption in order to control reverberation and the techniques in order to obtain the absorption coefficient of a material.
Know the most important quality parameters in room acoustics.
Know the parameters that characterize sound insulation between enclosures and the most used parameters as quality and nuisance indices.
Learn basic sound insulation prediction models between enclosures.
Know and understand current regulations in order to determine airborne and impact sound insulation between enclosures.




Code: 20020
Lecturer responsible:
Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 1,20
Practical credits: 1,20
Distance-base hours: 3,60

Departments involved

    Theoretical credits: 1,2
    Practical credits: 1,2
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

Study programmes where this course is taught