Australia (University of Adelaide)

Winter Programs

The University of Adelaide in South Australia has a long history as a champion of women’s education and indigenous education. It is ranked 113 worldwide in the QS rankings of top universities.

The program consists of four weeks in Australia, with three weeks’ study at the University of Adelaide, and a one-week “free time” period giving participants the opportunity to explore Australia according to their personal schedules.

Study Year: Sophomore, Junior or Senior

English Requirement: TOEFL 79 (writing 21, speaking 18, reading and listening 13)

4 weeks from January to February

The following course is offered:

MECH ENG 4115 Engineering Acoustics

  •  4 FTE 400-level credits

Contents:
The fundamentals of sound wave description and propagation, noise control techniques, the hearing mechanism, acoustic instrumentation, noise criteria, psychoacoustics, sound source types and radiated sound fields, outdoor sound propagation, sound power measurement techniques, sound in enclosed spaces, sound transmission loss, acoustic enclosures, acoustic barriers, pipe lagging, and experience in the use of software for noise control predictions.

Course Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand the principles of acoustics.
  2. Be able to assess complex occupational and environmental noise problems using acceptable assessment criteria.
  3. Understand the importance of protecting the community from excessive noise and how it damages the hearing mechanism.
  4. Be able to use instrumentation for noise measurement and understand the type of measurements appropriate for various situations.
  5. Understand noise source types and of how sound propagates outdoors.
  6. Understand sound fields in rooms and how they may be controlled.
  7. Be able to design noise control fixtures and develop strategies to reduce occupational and environmental noise to acceptable levels.
  8. Have a deep understanding of the responsibility of engineers to the community in terms of providing a safe healthy environment.
  9. Understand the need to undertake lifelong learning

Around RMB 31,000.00, subject to change.