Free Online Course on Applications in Communication Acoustics

SOAS University

RWTH Aachen University, Technical University of Munich is offering free online course on Applications in Communication Acoustics. This engineering course is the continuation of the edX course, “Fundamentals of Communication Acoustics.”

In this ten week course, applicants will explore the different system components involved in acoustic communication using a representative set of practical applications. This course will start on December 3, 2018.

Course At A Glance 

Length: 10 weeks
Effort: 6-8 hours pw
Subject: Communication
Institution: RWTH Aachen University, Technical University of Munich and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $ 29 USD
Session: Course Starts on December 3, 2018

Providers’ Details

RWTH Aachen University

The RWTH Aachen University is among the leading technical universities in Europe measured by its academic output, the quality of its graduates, and by the quantity of its external funding.

Technical University of Munich

Technical University of Munich (TUM) ranks as one of Europe’s leading universities. It placed first among German universities in the International Shanghai Ranking, in both 2011 and 2012, and is one of the few to hold the title of Excellence University.

About This Course

This engineering course is the continuation of the edX course, “Fundamentals of Communication Acoustics.” Communication acoustics is defined as the way sounds travels from a source, through a channel and finally to a receiver.

Why Take This Course?

In this follow-up course, we will cover a representative set of practical applications and look at the different system components involved in acoustic communication.

Learning Outcomes

  • Room acoustics
  • Methods for spatial sound capture and presentation
  • Automatic speech recognition
  • Text-to-speech synthesis
  • Product sound design
  • Perceptual audio coding


Gerhard Müller

Professor, Structural Mechanics
Technical University of Munich

Michael Vorländer

Professor, Technical Acoustics
RWTH Aachen University

Jens Ahrens

Associate Professor, Audio Technology
Chalmers University of Technology

Ercan Altinsoy

Professor, Audio and Haptic Engineering
Technische Universität Dresden

Sebastian Möller

Professor, Quality and Usability
Technische Universität Berlin

Stefan Weinzierl

Professor, Audio Communication
Technische Universität Berlin


The course assumes good knowledge of the content found in the edX course, Fundamentals of Communication Acoustics.

How To Join This Course

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  • Choose “Register Now” to get started.
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