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 student understands basic acoustical measurements and can perform measurements with standard techniques. The student is also familiar with more advanced techniques and is well aware of limitations and problems in measurements. Moreover, the student can interpret the results and understands the uncertainties of different measurement techniques.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 09.09.2020 - 15.10.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Tapio Lokki, Ville Pulkki

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Tapio Lokki

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:

    Acoustical measurement techniques in theory and in practice. The main emphasis is in measurements related to room and building acoustics, but also environmental noise measurements are covered. The use of standard measuring equipment is introduced also in theory and in practice. The course include special assignments and some measurement demonstrations during the lectures.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Learning diaries and assignments.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures 24 h (4 h / week). Exercise 10 h (measurements). Own work 100 h (reading of material, analysis of special assignment measurements and writing of special assignment reports, writing the learning diaries). Total: 134 h.


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lecture notes, articles, and standards. All available via MyCourses.

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Replaces the courses CS-E5500 Acoustical Measurements, ME-E2430 Acoustical Measurements / S-89.3330 Exercise on Acoustical Measurements and S-89.3430 Akustinen mittaustekniikka L.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

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