Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


The seminar will introduce students to a selected area of acoustics and audio technology in depth. The goal is that each student will be involved in a specific topic so that he/she will have competence to work independently on the selected problem area. Students will acquire skills in scientific writing and presentation.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 01.03.2021 - 24.05.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Tapio Lokki, Vesa Välimäki

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Tapio Lokki, Vesa Välimäki

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Current topics in acoustics and audio technology. Topic changes every year and will be announced in the beginning of the course.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Seminars 15 - 30 h, own work 101 - 116 h (searching and reading of literature, writing of seminar paper, presentation and preparations, possible other assignments, peer review),

    Total 133h

    Attendance in all or part of seminars is compulsory.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures 15 - 30 h, Own work and peer review 101 - 116 h (searching and reading of literature, writing of seminar paper, presentation and preparations, possible other assignments)
    Total 133h

    Attendance to some lectures and meetings can be compulsory.


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Parts of textbooks and articles from journals and conferences.

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    S-89.3480, S-89.3580, S-89.4810, S-89.4820

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:


SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    4 Quality Education



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