Minor in Architectural Acoustics

The minor in architectural acoustics is open to all Rensselaer students interested in advanced study focusing on the optimization of acoustical quality of performance spaces and other aurally sensitive environments. After completing the minor, the student will be well prepared for an entry-level position dealing with acoustics issues in architectural practice, in acoustical consulting, or as a preparation for graduate studies in acoustics, for example in the Graduate Program in Architectural Acoustics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The program consists of 16 credits. Approval is required by the director of the program. The required courses are:

ARCH-4840 Architectural Acoustics I 4 credits
ARCH-4850 Architectural Acoustics II 4 credits
ARCH-4860 Applied Psychoacoustics 3 credits
ARCH-6840 Engineering Acoustics 2 credits1
ARCH-6890 Aural Architecture 3 credits1

1Courses may be substituted with the approval of the Program Director for other courses or as an Independent Study.

Ning Xiang, Program Chair, email:, phone: (518) 276 6464
Erin Bermingham, Senior Program Administrator, email:, phone:(518) 276 3986



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