Noise and Vibration in Environment

Learning Outcomes

  1. distinguish sound and vibration indicators based on sound pressure, intensity and power levels and vibration levels
  2. explain the origin of mechanical vibrations and basic principles of their abatement
  3. calculate measures for indoor and outdoor noise protection
  4. operate instruments for measuring noise and vibration levels
  5. use noise maps and other indicators for estimating imission levels and evaluating soundscapes
  6. apply noise and vibration protection laws and regulations for determining their influence on people

Forms of Teaching


Lectures are held in 2 terms, 3 hours per week. Short exams and solving of numerical examples will be integrated into the lectures.

Independent assignments

Individual work for selected topic from the field of the whole course


6 laboratory exercises will be organized, 2 hours each, that follow the contents of the lectures.

Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Laboratory Exercises 0 % 20 % 0 % 0 %
Homeworks 0 % 10 % 0 % 0 %
Mid Term Exam: Written 0 % 35 % 0 %
Final Exam: Written 0 % 35 %
Exam: Written 0 % 50 %
Exam: Oral 50 %

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Noise indicators.
  2. Methods of noise protection.
  3. Airborne sound insulation; Impact noise sound insulation.
  4. Noise barriers.
  5. Noise maps.
  6. Sound in tubes and ducts.
  7. Measurement microphones.
  8. Midterm exam.
  9. Norms and regulation; Personal noise protection.
  10. Advanced noise control in single channel and multi channel systems; Control systems with feedback.
  11. Single degree of freedom systems; Multi degree of freedom systems.
  12. Characteristics and parameters of vibration; Vibration damping methods.
  13. Measurement accelerometers.
  14. Hand-arm vibration; Whole-body vibration; Norms and regulation.
  15. Final exam.

Study Programmes

University undergraduate
Computing (study)
Elective Courses (5. semester)
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (study)
Elective Courses (5. semester)


Domitrović, Hrvoje; Jambrošić, Kristian; Petošić, Antonio (2015.), Prijenos zvuka, Element
Tihomil Jelaković (1978.), Zvuk, sluh, arhitektonska akustika, Školska knjiga
Malcolm J. Crocker (2007.), Handbook of Noise and Vibration Control, John Wiley & Sons
David A. Bies, Colin Hansen, Carl Howard (2017.), Engineering Noise Control, Fifth Edition, CRC Press


ID 183413
  Winter semester
L2 English Level
L1 e-Learning
45 Lectures
0 Exercises
12 Laboratory exercises
0 Project laboratory

Grading System

89 Excellent
76 Very Good
63 Good
50 Acceptable