Introducing Acoustics of Architecture and Building Physics
Introduction to Sound-characteristics and measurement (frequency, intensity, loudness)
Historical Overview of Sound
Medium of instructions English
Mode of learning Self study
Mode of Delivery Video and Text Based
number of course credit 2
The Architectural Acoustics certification course consists of eight modules that are clubbed into three sub-sections. The first section focuses on an introduction to the course and sound physics; the second part teaches space acoustic design, while the third part covers the core aspects of environmental noise control-air and structure-borne.
Backed with models that can be used by Acoustical Consultancies and Architectural Designers for their induction programmes, the Architectural Acoustics course by Swayam is designed for a neutral audience. However, candidates are required to possess some knowledge of Architecture, Mathematics, and Physics to enrol in the course.
Moreover, this eight-week core is an undergraduate-level course and falls under the category of Architecture and Planning. Prof. Sumana Gupta and Prof. Shankha Pratim Bhattacharya from IIT Kharagpur teach this online course. Besides, this course is free to learn from, with an option to appear for a proctored exam at designated centres for a nominal fee of Rs 1000.
NPTEL recognised course
Optional certificate and exam
Real-time case studies
Undergraduate level training
Architecture and Planning course
- Comprehensive syllabus
- Online learning
- Expert faculty
- 8-week extensive programme
- Real-time case studies
- Free programme
- Course certificate
Course and certificate fees
You can register for the Architectural Acoustics programme by Swayam for free. But to avail a certificate, you need to pay a nominal exam fee and appear for a proctored exam.
certificate providing authority
Who it is for
Anyone interested in Architectural Acoustics can join the course, albeit they have a foundation knowledge of Physics, Mathematics, and Architecture.
Candidates must possess a basic knowledge of Physics, Architecture, and Mathematics to join the Architectural Acoustics programme by Swayam.
Moreover, candidates need to meet two criteria to be eligible for the certificate. From the total eight assignments given in the course, the best six performances will be selected, and an average of 25% will be the minimum for an assignment score.
A minimum of 75% of 100 in the proctored exam score will contribute to the final score. The final score is calculated by adding the scores of the average assignment score and exam score.
What you will learn
Completion of the Architectural Acoustics online course will help you acquire expertise in:
The fundamentals of acoustics
Various characteristics of sound, its origin, propagation, auditory sensation, and measurement techniques
Ability to differentiate the behaviour of sound in open and closed spaces using mathematical calculations
Knowledge of sound absorption and reverberation
How to design spaces to achieve good sound quality
- Log onto the course’s official webpage.
- You will land on the course page with complete details of the curriculum.
- To join the certification course, candidates need first to register with Swayam using the “sign-up” tab available on the page.
- On the sign-up page, enter the contact details to complete the enrolment procedure.
Filling the form
Candidates can participate in the Architectural Acoustics online course by simply signing up with Swayam.
Sound behaviour in closed spaces
Reverberation and Room acoustics
Concepts behind reverberation and time
General Description of acoustic materials (carpets, absorbers, tiles, fibreboards, etc.)
Construction, selection, and uses of materials in buildings
Geometrical Acoustics- Principles
Acoustical Criteria of Space Design
Design criteria for speech and music
Designing classrooms, studios, Church, Cathedrals, and lecture halls
Design of Auditorium and Motion Picture Hall
Principles in designing an auditorium
Different acoustical defects in the auditorium and their solution
Acoustical correction design and modification techniques
Free field propagation of sound
Electro-acoustics & Open-Air auditorium
Concept and layout of electro-acoustical systems
Acoustics and landscape elements
Design fundamentals of open-air theatre
Sound transmission through wall and partition
Air & Structure Borne Sound Propagation
Propagation of mechanical operational noise & impact noise
Environmental Acoustics: Types and Measurements of noise
Reduction of noise by Regional Planning Consideration and Town Planning
How it helps
The Architectural Acoustics programme by Swayam will help candidates understand Architecture and Building in depth. The course will provide them with a comprehensive knowledge of acoustical science, from its fundamental concepts to applications.
As candidates will become well versed with acoustics and noise, they will be able to design spaces to achieve good sound quality. Besides, since NPTEL and IIT Kharagpur accredit the course, candidates can leverage the certification in Architectural Acoustics to find lucrative roles in Architectural design firms and Acoustical consultancy companies.
The Swayam NPTEL Architectural Acoustics course is an eight-week programme.
The Architectural Acoustics course is an undergraduate level programme.
This course is an Architecture and Planning core course.
Dr Sumana Gupta, an Assistant Professor in the Architecture and Regional Planning department at IIT Kharagpur, and Dr. Shankha Pratim Bhattacharya, who is an Architectural Engineer by profession, will instruct this course.
Anyone interested in learning the fundamentals of Architecture Acoustics can join this course for free.