Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
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Course CodeSemester Course Name LE/RC/LA Course Type Language of Instruction ECTS
Course Goals
Acoustical problems have an important influence related to human health and living conditions  today. This course aims to provide information about building acoustics and sound insulation to the architect candidates and to enable them to be aware of the subject in their future professional life.
Prerequisite(s) non
Corequisite(s) non
Special Requisite(s) It is important to attend Environmental Control classes especially the lectures under the title of Acoustics; It is required to attend 70% of the classes
Instructor(s) Professor Esin KASAPOĞLU
Course Assistant(s)
Schedule Mondey; 13:00 - 15:45; 5C0406
Office Hour(s) Assoc. Prof. Dr. Esin Kasapoğlu; make an appointment; AK-2-C-12
Teaching Methods and Techniques -This is a theoritically based course and it is also supported by discussion.
Principle Sources -- Barron, M., Auditorium acoustics and architectural design, E & Fn Sponan imprint of Routledge, London, 1998.

 - Cavanaugh, W. J., Wilkes, J. A., Architectural Acoustics, John Willey and Sons, New York.

- Lawrence, A., Architectural acoustics, Elsevier publishing company limited, Oxford, 1970.

- Everest, F. A., The master handbook of acoustics, Tab books inc., 1981.

- Cremer, L., Müller, H. A., Principles and applications of room acoustics, Applied science publishers ltd., London, 1978.
Other Sources - - Demirkale, S. Y., Çevre ve Yapı Akustiği, Birsen Yayınevi, İstanbul, 2007.

 - Kurra, S., Çevre Gürültüsü ve Yönetimi, Bahçeşehir Üniversitesi Yayınları, 2010.

- Özer, M., Yapı akustiği ve ses yalıtımı, Arpaz matbaacılık, İstanbul, 1979.

- Eriç, M., Yapı Fiziği ve Malzemesi, Literatür Yayıncılık, İstanbul, 2002.
Course Schedules
Week Contents Learning Methods
1. Week Introduction - Explaining the content of the course Theory
2. Week Introduction to Acoustics; Theory of sound; Basic physical properties of sound; Sound propagation in out-of-doors Theory
3. Week Sound Propagation in a clozed space Theory
4. Week Room Acoustics: requirements for oditorium design. Theory
5. Week Acoustics in theatre; student presentation Theory; presentation
6. Week Acoustics in concert hall; student presentation Theory; presentation
8. Week Acoustics in opera house; student presentation Theory; presantation
9. Week Acoustics in multi purpose auditorium; student presentation Theory; presantation
10. Week Midterm exam Exam
11. Week Noise control in buildings; Effects of noise on human beings, noise criteria and indexs Theory; discussion
12. Week Specification of acceptable noise levels depending on building typology / Submission of homework Theory; discussion
13. Week Noise control in airborne sound Theory; discussion
14. Week Noise control in structure-borne sound; Noise control in doors and windows; Sound insulation materials Theory; discussion
15. Week
16. Week
17. Week Final exam
Evaluation tools Quantity Weight(%)
Midterm(s) 1 30
Homework / Term Projects / Presentations 1 30
Attendance 1 5
Final Exam 1 35

Program Outcomes
PO-1Critical Thinking: Ability to inquire, use abstract ideas to interpret information, consider diverse points of view, reach well-reasoned conclusions.
PO-2Communication: Ability to use appropriate representational media to transmit essential formal elements at design process.
PO-3Investigation: Ability to gather, record, apply, and comparatively evaluate relevant information within design processes.
PO-4Design: Ability to reproduce the design information in the creative thinking process, to reach new and original results through universal design principles such as sustainability and accessibility.
PO-5World Architecture: Understanding world architecture in terms of their historical, geographical and global factors.
PO-6Local Architecture / Cultural Diversity: Understanding the architectural formations and samples of a geography through its historical and cultural context. Understanding the divergent canons of cultural values, behavioral, social and spatial patterns.
PO-7Cultural Heritage and Conservation: Understanding of conservation discourses and methods, and the subjects of cultural heritage, conservation awareness, environmental concerns and ethical responsibility.
PO-8Sustainability: Ability to design projects by using the information regarding the natural and built environment to reduce the undesirable environmental impacts on future generations through means.
PO-9Social Responsibility: Understanding of the architect’s responsibility about protecting the commonweal, having respect for historical/cultural and natural resources and improving the life quality.
PO-10Nature and Human: Understanding of the relationship between human, the natural environment and the design of the built environment.
PO-11Geographical Conditions: Understanding the relationships of site selection, settlement and building design by considering the cultural, economical and social properties as well as the natural characteristics such as soil, topography, vegetation and watershed.
PO-12Life Safety: Understanding the basic principles of security and life-safety systems in the conditions of natural disasters, fire, etc. through building and environment scales.
PO-13Structural Systems: Understanding of the basic principles of structural behavior in withstanding gravity and lateral forces and the evolution, range, and appropriate application of contemporary structural systems.
PO-14Environmental Systems: Understanding the principles of physical environmental systems’ design such as lighting, acoustics, climatization and the use of appropriate performance assessment tools.
PO-15Building Envelope Systems: Understanding of the basic principles involved in the appropriate application of building envelope systems and associated assemblies.
PO-16Building Service Systems: Understanding of the basic design principles of building service systems such as plumbing, electrical, vertical transportation, security, and fire protection systems.
PO-17Building Materials and Assemblies: Understanding of the basic principles utilized in the appropriate selection of construction materials, products, components and assemblies, based on their inherent characteristics and performance, including their environmental impact and reuse.
PO-18Integration of Building Service Systems: The ability of assessing, selecting and integrating the structural, environmental, security, envelope and service systems of the buildings for building design.
PO-19Programming and Evaluation: Ability to prepare and evaluate an architectural project program by considering the public benefits in regards of client and user needs, appropriate examplers, space and equipment requirements, financial limitations, site conditions, relevant codes, laws and design principles.
PO-20Comprehensive Project Development: Ability to produce a comprehensive architectural project that demonstrates to make design decisions across various scales.
PO-21Considering Building Costs: Understanding the fundamentals of building construction and use costs.
PO-22Architect-Client Relationship: Understanding of the responsibility of the architect to elicit, understand, and reconcile the needs of the client, owner, user groups, and the public and community domains.
PO-23Collaboration: Ability to work in collaboration with others and in multidisciplinary teams to successfully complete design projects.
PO-24Project Management: Understanding of the methods for competing for commissions, selecting consultants and assembling teams, and recommending project delivery methods.
PO-25Practice Management: Understanding the basic principles in the architectural practice processes like financial management, business planning, quality management, risk management, discussion and reconciliation.
PO-26Leadership: Understanding of the techniques and skills architects use to work collaboratively in the building design and construction process and on environmental, social, and aesthetic issues in their communities.
PO-27Legal Rights and Responsibilities: Understanding of the architect’s responsibility to the public and the client as determined by regulations and legal considerations involving the practice of architecture.
PO-28Professional Practice: Understanding and fulfillment of employer and intern rights and responsibilities for development of profession.
PO-29Ethics of Profession: Understanding of the ethical issues involved in profession regarding social, political and cultural issues in architectural design and practice.
Learning Outcomes
LO-1To have knowledge about architectural acoustics (knowledge)
LO-2To have knowledge about the application principles of the Volume Acoustic and the Building Acoustic (knowledge)
LO-3Ability to describe, interpret and consider the principles of the Volume Acoustic and the Building Acoustic (ability)
LO-4Ability to make the basic decisions and develop the solution advisories/proposals related to the architectural acoustic (ability)
LO-5Competence to depict, in writing and verbally, the application proposals related to the architectural acoustic (competence)
Course Assessment Matrix:
Program Outcomes - Learning Outcomes Matrix
 PO 1PO 2PO 3PO 4PO 5PO 6PO 7PO 8PO 9PO 10PO 11PO 12PO 13PO 14PO 15PO 16PO 17PO 18PO 19PO 20PO 21PO 22PO 23PO 24PO 25PO 26PO 27PO 28PO 29
LO 1
LO 2
LO 3
LO 4
LO 5