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RWTH Aachen University

Fundamentals of Communication Acoustics

RWTH Aachen University and Technische Universität München (Technical University of Munich) via edX


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.

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.

Taught by

Gerhard Müller, Michael Vorländer, Jens Ahrens, Janina Fels, Bernhard Seeber, Ercan Altinsoy and Sebastian Möller


4.5 rating, based on 2 Class Central reviews

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  • Anonymous
    The only downfall is that sometimes the content may be a bit rushed, but it varies from professor to professor, week to week.
    The course is taught by different specialists from the many different areas. I think there could be no better group to teach what is thaught.
  • Anonymous
    It is an awesome course with great teachers and professionals on the field. Even if you are familiarized with the topics, you may learn something new; as I did.

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