• Length:
    6 Weeks
  • Effort:
    6–8 hours per week
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  • Level:
    Intermediate
  • Language:
    English
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Prerequisites

The course assumes basic knowledge of the fundamentals of signals and systems such as linearity, time invariance, the Fourier transform, and digital filters.

About this course

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This engineering course covers the fundamentals of communication acoustics - the way sounds travel to a receiver, originating from a source and conducted through a channel. We will look at the different system components involved in acoustic communication, including those between humans, between humans and machines, and between machines. 

The various topics covered include Speech Acoustics, Hearing Acoustics, Electroacoustics, the Human Auditory System, and Digital Audio Processing methods.

You will learn from top experts in the field of communication acoustics, all of whom are affiliated with the leading Universities of Technology in Germany. Together, they have pooled their expertise in order to teach a comprehensive basic understanding and share the most current research trends with you.

After completion of the course, you will have gained a broad understanding of the involved subdomains. You will also be ready to attend the continuation course, “Applications in Communication Acoustics,” offered by edX.

What you'll learn

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  • Fundamentals of physical acoustics
  • Speech acoustics
  • Psychoacoustics
  • Signals and systems

Meet your instructors

Gerhard Müller
Professor, Structural Mechanics
Technical University of Munich
Michael Vorländer
Professor, Technical Acoustics
RWTH Aachen University
Jens Ahrens
Associate Professor, Audio Technology
Chalmers University of Technology
Janina Fels
Professor, Medical Acoustics
RWTH Aachen University

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