Credits: 5

Schedule: 10.09.2019 - 22.10.2019

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

I 2018 – 2019, 2019 – 2020 (autumn)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The goals of the course are: (a) to obtain an overall understanding of communication by sound and voice, (b) to obtain deeper knowledge on the human auditory system and auditory perception, and (c) to enable access to read scientific literature of the topic and to apply the knowledge in practice.


Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Communication by sound and voice. Sound sources and their properties. Physiology of hearing. Psychology of hearing. Spatial hearing. Auditory modelling. Sound quality. Technical audiology. Sound reproduction.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Examination and assignment work.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures and excercises 30 h

Own work 103 h (assignments, reading of material)

Total 133 h

Attendance in some contact teaching may be compulsory.



Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Pulkki, Karjalainen: Communication Acoustics, Wiley 2015. Additional material TBA.

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Basic university mathematics, physics and signal processing

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Language class 4: English, can be passed in Finnish or Swedish on request


Registration and further information