ECTSTheory of Building Acoustics

Theory of Building Acoustics (MMR643) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Theory of Building Acoustics MMR643 Elective Courses 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type Elective Courses
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Drill and Practice.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Filiz Koçyiğit
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To investigate the basic principles of acoustic and wave theory, characteristics of architectural acoustics, noise, hearing and properties, interior and exterior acoustics, behavior of materials against noise, sound production control principles.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  •  Learn basic acoustic principles and wave theory.
  •  The room's room acoustics, outdoor acoustics, such as the making of konularda.
  •  Researches hearing and hearing organs.
  •  Takes technical precautions to be taken during the phases of architecture, design, construction, application and use.
  •  Investigates the behavior of materials in noise and noise control.
Course Content Control of sound and sound reflection (echo) in interior space; evaluation of the positive and negative impacts related to acoustics in architectural design; technical precautions needed to be taken in design and during use.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introductions and expectations from students. Discussion and critique. The difference between sound, noise and music is "discussion of acoustic perception with architectural design "
2 Basic acoustic concepts; what is the sound, how it spreads. Wave theory is a precaution. It's the sound propagation of wave movements. Time Delay.
3 Sound propagation rules; Sound movements, orientation, deviation, scattering, reflection, transition types.
4 Voice control routines; control methods and effects on source, on the road and in the receiver. reading
5 Pre presentation for research reading
6 How can we hear; structure of the ear, factors affecting hearing ability, hearing ability "weighting", effect on inner ear structure and hearing ability. Tinnitus. reading
7 Search presentation. (midterm exam note presentation evaluation) Calculation homework
8 Indoor and outdoor acoustics. Factors affecting sound propagation. SPL, SPwL, SIL, White Noise, Pink Noise. Frekans band analyzes.
9 Sound propagation rules; noises, Reverberation Time, resonating times, indoor noises, outdoor noises.
10 Sound propagation rules; The effects and behaviors of materials in acoustic control. Individual material properties, composite materials. Rules for the application of acoustic materials.
11 Reverberation time; effects of resonance periods in different spaces, material analysis, homework. Presentation and Discussion
12 Discussion of research topic.
13 Recognition of acoustic measuring instrument, field work. Presentation and Discussion
14 Comparative study of fieldwork and calculation methods. Presentation and Discussion
15 Final analysis of presentations.
16 Final Jüri presentation


Course Book 3. 3. Malcolm J. Crocker, Handbook of Acoustics Handbook of safety and security (Ankara Metro Consortium) 2000
4. 4. Anonim, Rules and Procedures manual , Mass transit Railway corporation, Hong Kong Anonim, Mimarın Tesisat El Kitabı, ODTÜ Maina Mh.
Other Sources 3. Bal Koçyiğit, Filiz “A Comparative Study of acoustic properties of renovated historic school buildings with new school buildings.” Atılım Üniversitesi Basımı 2014.
4. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA)
5. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of Japanies (J Acoust Soc Jpn)
6. The Journal of the International Institue of Acoustic and Vibration. (IIAV)
7. American National Standardization Institue (ANSI)
8. Handbook of safety and security (Ankara Metro Consortium) 2000.
9. Anonim, Rules and Procedures manual , Mass transit Railway corporation, Hong Kong Anonim, Mimarın Tesisat El Kitabı, ODTÜ Maina Mh.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 15 16
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work 1 10
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 1 10
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar 1 10
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 14
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 20 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship 2 5 10
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 4 5 20
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 10 10
Project 1 20 20
Homework Assignments 1 2 2
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 5 5
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 5 5
Total Workload 120