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The student understands what is virtual acoustics and can implement an auralization system. The student is familiar with sound synthesis, room acoustics modeling, spatial sound recording and reproduction as well as modern tools for sound in VR/AR applications

Credits: 5

Schedule: 12.01.2021 - 07.04.2021

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

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:

    Basics of room acoustics, room acoustic modeling, sound synthesis, reverberation algorithms, spatial sound recording and reproduction, binaural audio, interactive sound systems.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Examination and assignment(s).

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures/demonstrations 24 h (4 h / week). Independent work 10 h (reading of material special assignment(s)). Special assingment 80 h.


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lecture notes and articles

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Replaces the courses CS-E5530 Virtual Acoustics and ME-E2420 / S-89.3421 / CS-E5510 Room Acoustics.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    ELEC-E5670 Acoustical Measurements or equal knowledge

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