[ 22. Oktober 2019 ]

DEGEM News – NEWS – 2-part MOOC on „Communication Acoustics“ starting next week

From: Jens Ahrens via Kevin Austin via cec conference
Betr. [cec-c] Fwd: 2-part MOOC on „Communication Acoustics“ starting next week
Datum: Fri 18 Oct

As you might already have learned from the Sursound List, we would like to draw your attention to the re-run of our 2-part MOOC on the topic of communication acoustics:


The first part “Fundamentals of Communication Acoustics” starts this Monday. The course is a collaboration of several academics based in Germany as well as Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. The two courses take place back-to-back, which means that the „Applications“ course is going to start on Dec. 02, 2019.

There are chapters on (amongst other topics):

– Fundamentals of acoustics
– Room acoustics
– Anatomy and physiology of the human hearing system
– Psychoacoustics
– Speech acoustics
– A lot on spatial audio capture and presentation
– Psychoacoustics in product sound design
– Perceptual audio coding

The course is in English (please don’t mind our accents…), and it is more of an introduction to the topic. We would therefore think that it is not so interesting for most of you but it might be so for your students. The course is actually part of the curriculum at most of the participating universities, and we’re having onsite written exams at 4 locations.

Best regards,

P.S. The term „communication acoustics“ was coined by Jens Blauert (https://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/ika/mitarbeiter/blauert.htm).

. It comprises all subdomains of acoustics that are relevant for the communication between humans and between humans and machines. This is of course not an exclusive definition. You may choose yourself what acoustic signals are those that convey information to you.

Jens Ahrens
Associate Professor
Division of Applied Acoustics
Chalmers University of Technology
41296 Gothenburg
+46 (0)31 772 2210

Jens Ahrens