ECTS - Acoustics and Fire Safety

Acoustics and Fire Safety (ICM332) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Acoustics and Fire Safety ICM332 3 0 0 3 3
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Instructor
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The main purpose of the Course is to prepare the theoretical base for the Design Studios. This course addresses human needs and comfort in relation to the room acoustics, good hearing conditions, noise control, and fire safety as an integral part of interior architectural design. Its aim is to acquaint each student with the basic concepts how to utilize, control, and modify the space within the context of music, speech, noise control and fire safety.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Learning fundamental principles of acoustics, good hearing conditions, noise control, and fire safety.
  • Developing basic strategies how environmental factors may be utilized, controlled, and modified
  • Developing appropriate strategies to overcome problems encountered in noise and acoustical control.
  • Learning the basic principles of fire control and developing design sensitivity.
  • Learning about acoustical and noise control products and materials .
Course Content Preparing the theoretical base for the Design Studios by addressing human needs and comfort in relation to the room acoustics, good hearing conditions, noise control, and fire safety as an integral part of interior architectural design.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Nature & Properties of Sound: Condensation & Rarefaction, Wave Propertıes, Speech Interference & Masking Related course documents
2 Sound Behaviour in Enclosed Spaces and Acoustics: Direct Sound & Indirect (Reflected) Sound, Reverberation Time and Calculating Reverberation Time, Effect of Room Shape and Geometry, Faults Attributable to Geometry: Spurious Echoes, Picket Fence Echo, Flutter Echo, Dead spots Related course documents
3 Requirements For Good Acoustics Within A Modern Auditorium, The Placement Of Reflectors And Absorbers, Control Of Reverberation, Elimination Of Defects. Related course documents
4 Requirements For Open Plan Offices: Surface Absorption Requirements of Open Plan Offices, Acoustics Design Of Open Plan Offices, Open Plan Office Examples. Related course documents
5 Airborne Sound Insulation Of Masonry Walls, Heavy Weıght Constructıon, Lıghtweıght Constructıon Related course documents
6 1st Midterm Exam and Discussions on Mid Term Exam Related course documents
7 Airborne Sound Insulation For Windows, For Doors, Airborne Sound Insulation of Floors Related course documents
8 Impact Sound Insulation: Floating Floors, Commercial Components Related course documents
9 Ceilings, Floating Rooms, Equipment Noise and Vibration Control Related course documents
10 Flanking / Indirect Sound Transmission: Continuous Suspended Ceilings and Sound Transmission İn Office Plenums, Flanking / Floors And Walls Related course documents
11 2 nd Midterm Exam and Discussions on Exam Related course documents
12 Introduction to FIRE SAFETY: Basic Definitions and Classes of Fire. Impact of Fire on Materials Related course documents
13 Flammability Classes of Materials and Codes Related To Fire Prevention Related course documents
14 Fundamentals of Fire Prevention: Passive Means of Prevention, Active Means of Prevention Related course documents
15 Fire detecting systems and Sprinkler systems Related course documents
16 Final Exam Preparation for the final exam


Other Sources 2. • Kurra, Selma, 2013, Çevre Gürültüsü ve Yönetimi Kitabı, Bahçeşehir Üniversitesi Yayınları, İstanbul, 1. Basım, ISBN : 9789756437872
3. • Leland K. Irvine, Roy L. Richards, 1998, Acoustics and Noise Control Handbook for Architects and Builders, Krieger Pub Co;

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 10
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 50
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 4 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
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
1 Reflecting Information into academic environment X
2 Theoretical, scientific, artistic, historical background/structure X
3 Social, environmental, sustainability principles X
4 Legal framework X
5 Institutional and ethical values X
6 Capability to reflect theory into practice X
7 Capability to make research and interpret the results X
8 Capability to develop alternative solutions X
9 Effective writing, drawing and presentation X
10 Capability to perform independent and interdisciplinary works X
11 Capable to criticize, produce counter thesis and synthesis X
12 Life-long learning consciousness X
13 Foreign Language Use capability
14 Capable to use information technologies
15 Respect for ethical values, laws, human rights, environmental and cultural heritage X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours)
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 2 32
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 5 2 10
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 10 10
Total Workload 52