Advanced Course on Building Acoustics

General Objectives of the Course

The course aims to provide professionals with in-depth knowledge in the fields of noise and vibration insulation and acoustic conditioning of buildings. This course addresses advanced topics related in particular to: the design and project of vibration insulation systems, predictive models of airborne sound insulation, strategies for defining elements of high performance in terms of noise and vibration insulation, acoustic parameters of large spaces, solutions of acoustic absorbers and diffusers, and the design of complex acoustic spaces.

Admission Requirements

(i) holders of first cycle (bachelor) courses or equivalent in Civil Engineering or similar, (ii) holders of academic, scientific or professional curriculum whose merit is recognized by the course coordination to attest the capacity to complete the course.

Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.

Mode of Study

Full-time, face-to-face and daytime

Teaching / Evaluation language(s)


Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

The final grade will be a number between 0 and 20 corresponding to the weighted average value of the grades of all the curricular units.

Learning Objectives and Intended Skills

It is intended that students develop the following skills:
- Capacity for analysis and design of different types of insulation systems;
- Capacity for advanced analysis of acoustic enclosures and acoustic design of complex spaces.

Course Coordinator(s)

Paulo Jorge Rodrigues Amado Mendes

ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)

Paulo Jorge Rodrigues Amado Mendes

Recognition of Prior Learning


Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Regulation n. 339/2012, published in Diário da República n. 152, 2.nd series, of August 7th (“Regulamento de Criação e Funcionamento de Cursos não Conferentes de Grau na Universidade de Coimbra”)

Study Programme

Advanced Acoustic Analysis and Design of Enclosures

Academic year

Course Type
Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded: Diploma/Certificate

Duration: 243 HORAS

ECTS Credits: 9.0


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