Course Catalogue.

Acoustics and Noise Control

14 Professional Development Hours

After participating in the course, you will be able to:

  • Know and understand the basic terminology and metrics used to quantify and assess noise
  • Perform basic acoustic calculations such as the addition of noise sources, distance sound attenuation, room acoustic parameters
  • Read and understand an environmental noise impact assessment report, including the terminology and methods
  • Understand acoustical criteria and ratings associated with various architectural specifications
  • Know and understand the importance of hearing conservation and methods to reduce hearing loss for workers

Acoustics and noise control are components of many industrial and architectural projects. Professionals and technical workers sometimes need to deal with acoustics and noise control issues at some point in their careers. The objective of this course will be to learn the fundamentals of acoustics, the terminology and metrics used to quantify and assess noise and to gain a further understanding of how Engineers deal with acoustical issues for environmental noise, noise control inside buildings, HVAC noise, and occupational health noise.

The course material is structured to provide theory/background and examples and demonstrations to illustrate the various topics covered. There will be demonstrations of various acoustical measurement equipment and software.

In particular, sound level meters, vibration monitors, environmental noise modelling and assessment software, and other audio and visual demonstrations. Questions are welcome and encouraged to stimulate interest and dialogue.

Course Outline

  • Basic acoustics, terminology, measurement metrics, physiology
  • Analysis of sounds
  • Energy equivalent sound level, FFT, octave and 1/3 octave band frequency analysis
  • Measurement and audio demonstrations
  • Measurement techniques
  • Sound sources such as machines, roads, pipelines
  • Environmental noise, sound propagation outdoors, assessment criteria
  • Noise modelling software demonstration
  • Architectural acoustics, sound absorption, sound transmission, assessment criteria
  • Noise control methods such as barriers, enclosures, vibration isolation
  • HVAC acoustics and noise control methods
  • Occupational noise issues

Who Should Attend
Engineers • Architects • Technologists • Health and Safety Officers • Environmental Scientists • Oil and Gas Practitioners and anyone else who has encountered noise issues as part of their work.

Course Rating
4.9 out of 5

Overall rating of this course by its previous attendees!


This course is currently scheduled on the following date. Click to learn even more details about this offering.

Online, 10/2/2024


Almost all of EPIC's courses offer :

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

These course credits will help attendees earn training requirements for their associations or provincial governing bodies.

This course can be customized and delivered to a group at your facility saving time and money.
Brochure Downloads

EPIC has many catalogs you can download containing courses in your area!