Currently, the education in acoustics at Heilbronn University is only representing by a lecture technical acoustics (2 ECTS) that gives each winter semester an overview of acoustic issues. Under the aspect of expanding the acoustic course offer, a laboratory technical acoustics (3 ECTS) will be introduced for prospective summer semesters.
The most important requirements for the laboratory concept are to achieve the following aims:
a) The students' comprehension of basic acoustical phenomena shall be a focus,
b) The experiments shall deal with actual problems close to our areas of research, as well as general tasks given from surrounding industrial companies, c) The expansion of knowledge in our core competence fields with student support in projects, bachelor or master thesis';
According to the number of expecting participants in conjunction with available locations (anechoic measuring room, jury test room, echo corridor, auditorium, laboratory electronic circuit technology), groups of two or three students may work for their own of a total of six different experiments.
It will make sense to correlate the topics of the laboratory with the topics of the lecture. Therefore, the practical tasks will be located in psychoacoustics, room acoustics, electro-acoustics, acoustic quality control, multi-channel playback/recording and passive/active noise control.