ECTS - Theory of Building Acoustics II

Theory of Building Acoustics II (ICM532) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Theory of Building Acoustics II ICM532 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
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 The aim of this course is to make students learn the acoustic properties of many building and architectural structures such as cultural centers, historical buildings, hospitals, schools, entertainment centers, concert halls and use them in their designs. He uses the theoretical information he has received for this. It makes the measurement and analyzes the measurement results.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • They learn different sound structures such as sound aesthetics, noise, which contains acoustic subjects. It learns and uses acoustic design by using voice technology.
Course Content Building acoustics, interior acoustics and noise control in special buildings with the principles and implementation techniques; 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 Briefly overwiew of the basic principles of acoustisc, birth of thhe sound, path, effect on human, and sound control. Research + acoustic design
2 Effect of acoustics on architectural design. Overview of sound effect on different subject of buildings closed areas; hospitals, schools, hotels, conferance rooms, muilty purpose areas. Research + acoustic design
3 Acoustical properties of building materials. Effect of acoustics on architectural design. Overview of sound effect on different subject of buildings open areas; recreation areas, open concert areas, streets, residental areas.... etc. Research + acoustic design
4 Acoustical design of different types of rooms, Sound reinforcement materials analysis and systems Research + acoustic design
5 Noise control in different ares (streets, railways, fabrics ... etc., Air-Borne Noise Reduction, Solid Borne Sound Reduction Research + acoustic design
6 Different types of Auditorium Acoustics; open and closed auditoriums. Room theaters, theatres, concert halls, 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 Acoustical design for selective subject. How can we measure the sound. What is frequency analysis. Explanation of noise measurement machine. Research + acoustic design
11 The effects of sound and vibration on man. What types of sounds effect the people. Explanation of sound effect measurements in the field. Research + acoustic design .
12 Indoor noise and outdoor noise controls, sources of environmental noise and prevention methods. Design effect on preventing environmental noise. Measurement of noise in the field. 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. Measurement of reverberation Time and calculation. Research + acoustic design
15 Preliminary Group presentations and critics. Research + acoustic design
16 Group presentations Research + 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 - -
Laboratory 2 10
Application 14 35
Field Work 1 25
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation 2 10
Project 1 10
Report - -
Seminar 1 10
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury - -
Final Exam/Final Jury - -
Toplam 21 100
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