Fundamentals of Communication Acoustics

  • English
  • Online/Distance
  • 17.10.2022
  • 30 €, Discounts available

Introduction in the world of how sounds travel from a source, through a channel, and finally to a receiver.

This engineering course covers the fundamentals of communication acoustics – the way sounds travel to a receiver, originating from a source and conducted through a channel. We will look at the different system components involved in acoustic communication, including those between humans, between humans and machines, and between machines.

The various topics covered include Speech Acoustics, Hearing Acoustics, Electroacoustics, the Human Auditory System, and Digital Audio Processing methods.


What you will learn:

  • Fundamentals of physical acoustics
  • Speech acoustics
  • Psychoacoustics
  • Signals and systems
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Why this program?

You will learn from top experts in the field of communication acoustics, all of whom are affiliated with the leading Universities of Technology in Germany. Together, they have pooled their expertise in order to teach a comprehensive basic understanding and share the most current research trends with you.

After completion of the course, you will have gained a broad understanding of the involved subdomains. You will also be ready to attend the continuation course, “Applications in Communication Acoustics,” offered by edX.


  • Provider: edX
  • Certificate: After successful completion of the final exam, participants will receive a certificate from the Technical University of Munich.
  • Format: Online
  • Language: English
  • Dates: Autumn 2023
  • Program Fee: The program fee is 30€. Access to lectures and assignments depends on your type of enrollment. If you take the course in audit mode, you will be able to see most course materials for free. To access graded assignments and to earn a Certificate, you will need to purchase the Certificate experience, during or after your audit.
  • Access Requirements: The course assumes basic knowledge of the fundamentals of signals and systems such as linearity, time invariance, the Fourier transform, and digital filters.
  • Target group: People who are keenly interested in knowing the way how sounds travel from a source, through a channel, and finally to a receiver.
  • Duration: 6 weeks

*Based on our experience, the German tax benefits help many of our participants to self-finance their education as these can be worth of up to 50% of tuition fees and program related travel costs. Please, consult your personal tax advisor for more details. For participants of our programs residing outside Germany this might be applicable, please check the situation with the local tax authorities in your country of residence.



  • Module 1: Fundamentals of Acoustics
  • Module 2: Fundamentals of Signals and Systems
  • Module 3: Anatomy and Physiology of the Hearing System
  • Module 4: Psychoacoustics
  • Module 5: Speech Acoustics
  • Module 6: Electroacoustics


Verified track

  • Price: €30
  • Access to course material: unlimited
  • Shareable certificate upon completition: included
  • Graded assignments and exams: included


  • Price: Free
  • Access to course material: limited
  • Shareable certificate upon completion: not included
  • Graded assignments and exams: not included


  • Gerhard Müller, Professor, Structural Mechanics at Technical University of Munich
  • Michael Vorländer, Professor, Technical Acoustics at RWTH Aachen University
  • Jens Ahrens, Associate Professor, Audio Technology at Chalmers University of Technology
  • Janina Fels, Professor, Hearing Technology and Acoustics at RWTH Aachen University
  • Bernhard Seeber, Bernstein Professor, Audio Information Processing at Technical University of Munich
  • Ercan Altinsoy, Professor, Audio and Haptic Engineering at Technische Universität Dresden
  • Sebastian Möller, Professor, Quality and Usability at Technische Universität Berlin

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