ECTS - Theory of Building Acoustics

Theory of Building Acoustics (ICM531) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Theory of Building Acoustics ICM531 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type N/A
Course Level Social Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Drill and Practice.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Filiz Bal Koçyiğit
Course Assistants
Course Objectives Recognition of the formation, characterization and propagation of sound, and acoustic control of the interior and the exterior, taking advantage of the properties of acoustic physics and sound physics. Examining the precautions that can be taken with technical knowledge of architectural acoustic design.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Recognizes the properties of sound and acoustic physics. They learn the physical properties necessary for acoustic control in design. Sound insulation materials, drinkable acoustic control materials and measuring devices are known.
Course Content Building acoustics, interior acoustics and noise control; the usage of acoustics materials; the integration of principles of acoustics with the design principles.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Fundamental of Architectural Acoustics, human response to sound Research + acoustic design
2 Sound sources, Acoustics Research + acoustic design
3 Acoustical properties of building materials Research + acoustic design
4 Acoustical design of rooms, Sound reinforcement systems Research + acoustic design
5 Noise control, Solid Borne Sound Reduction Research + acoustic design
6 Air-Borne Noise Reduction, Auditorium Acoustics Research + acoustic design
7 Students presentations. Research + acoustic design
8 MidTerm Exam Research + acoustic design
9 Notification of what to expect from the students. A quick overview of presenting with animations for a comprehensive definition of the subject. (Distribution of individual tasks and group projects in acoustics, creation of project groups) Research + acoustic design
10 What is sound and sound field? How the voice moves. Preliminary work on acoustic assignments, explanation of group project topics and presentation techniques. Research + acoustic design
11 How do we hear? The effects of sound and vibration on man. Research + acoustic design
12 What is the noise, why it occurs. Interior noises, sources of environmental noise and prevention methods. Research + acoustic design
13 . Eplanation and calculation of sound absorbtion and sound transission. Principles of Transmission Loss. Calculation of Reverberation Time. (homework) Research + acoustic design
14 Effect of acoustic on architectural design. Research of acoustic design on different international buildings. Research + acoustic design
15 Group presentations Research + acoustic design
16 Group presentations Research + presentation of acoustic design


Other Sources 1. BAL KOÇYİĞİT, Filiz “Ders sunumları”
2. BAL KOÇYİĞİT, F. “A Comparative Study on acoustic properties of renovated historic school buildings and new school buildings” Atılım Üniversitesi Yayınları 2013.
3. CROCKER, M. “Handbook of Acoustic” M&C Ltd. 2015.
4. TREVOR J. Cox,Peter D'Antonio, Acoustic Absorbers and Diffusers: Theory, Design and Application” Taylor & Francis. 2009
5. The Journal of Acoustical Society of America (JASA)
6. International Institue of Acoustic and Vibration. (IIAV)
7. Bal Koçyiğit F. (2010), Acoustics in the under teenaged student's music classrooms., JESTECH / TECHNOLOGY ( Journal of the Engineering Science and Technology), Elsevier , Karabük, 13 / 2, 107-117.
8. Bal Koçyiğit F. (2008), Acoustics in the partial deaf student school music, THE JOURNAL OF THE ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, MELLVILLE / USA, 123 / 5, 128-2296.
9. Kocyigit, F.B. (2009). “Analysıs Of Frequency Band Factor For Sound Ergonomıcs In Three Dıfferent Types Of Specıal Buıldıngs” JESTECH / TECHNOLOGY ( Journal of the Engineering Science and Technology), Elsevier , Karabük, 245- 257
10. Kocyigit, F.B. (2010). “Acoustical drawbacks at one type project for education buildings.” THE JOURNAL OF THE ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA
11. ANSI/ASA S12.60-2010/Part 1, American National Standard Acoustical Performance Criteria, Design Requirements, and Guidelines for Schools, Part 1: Permanent Schools
12. ANSI/ASA S12.60-2009/Part 2, American National Standard Acoustical Performance Criteria, Design Requirements, and Guidelines for Schools, Part 2: Relocatable Classroom Factors
13. BS Recommended “The British Association of Teachers of the Deaf, Classroom Acoustics - recommended standards”
14. Malcolm J. Crocker, Handbook of Acoustics Handbook of safety and security (Ankara Metro Consortium) 2000

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 5
Laboratory 2 20
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 1 15
Presentation 1 10
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury - -
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 50
Toplam 6 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses X
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 X
2 X
3 X
4 X
5 X
6 X
7 X
8 X
9 X
10 X
11 X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Laboratory 2 5 10
Application 14 1 14
Special Course Internship 1 5 5
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 2 4 8
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 3 5 15
Project 2 2 4
Homework Assignments 1 6 6
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 3 5 15
Total Workload 125