Advanced Course on Building Acoustics

Department of the Civil Engineering

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Course Type

Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded




ECTS Credits


Course Coordinator(s)

Paulo Jorge Rodrigues Amado Mendes (pamendes@dec.uc.pt)

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.
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.
Mode of Study
Full-time, face-to-face and daytime
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.

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”)
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.
Study Programme
Applications Notice (only in portuguese)
1st Semester
Start date: 11-09-2017
End date: 21-12-2017
2nd Semester
Start date: 05-02-2018
End date: 30-05-2018