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Acoustic Design and Digital Sound (ASP)

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The MSc “Acoustic Design and Digital Sound” aims at the in-depth study of topics that are part of acoustic science and are widely used in theoretical and practical – applied level in the scientific field of acoustic design, focusing on both art and sound technology issues. Emphasis is placed on the use of modern methods of sound management, measurement, analysis and processing based on digital and computer technology.

The MSc aims at the specialization of scientists able to engage in research or professional activity in the broader field of sound technology, sound engineering, acoustic design of buildings and installations, as well as in noise protection issues. The MSc offers comprehensive and up-to-date scientific knowledge in the above-mentioned field of knowledge, so that its graduates will be able to support similar applications that often arise in their professional or artistic activities.

QUALITY POLICY
QUALITY TARGET  2023

Upon completion of the programme, students will be able to:

  • knows the nature of sound, the principles of acoustics, and the quantitative measures of sound level.
  • identify the difference between acoustics and psychoacoustics
  • identify the stages of music production and the possibilities offered by the use of new technologies for the management and synthesis of sound.
  • recognise the basic principles of the design of an electro-acoustic installation
  • recognise the difference between the art of sound and music
  • calculate the sound level produced by a single source, whether it is located in an open or closed space, and the sound level produced by a combination of several sources emitting simultaneously
  • identifies the instruments with which we measure and analyse sound
  • distinguish sounds according to the way they are propagated;
  • knows the ways in which noise is dealt with
  • is aware of the effects of noise on humans.
  • describes the basic concepts that determine the propagation of sound indoors,
  • distinguish the main theories of sound propagation inside buildings
  • distinguish what a standing and standing wave is and how it affects the sound field of an enclosed space.
  • distinguish what reverberation time is, how it relates to the use of a room, what its effect is on the acoustic behaviour of rooms, and how this can be improved by the use of sound absorbing materials
  • analyse the response of a room in the time and frequency domain
  • define the general principles of design of enclosed listening rooms and the design requirements for different rooms
  • manage the information obtained from acoustic measurements in the assessment of the acoustics of listening rooms
  • identify the specifications and standards that apply in relation to noise protection legislation use the basic steps of space mapping for noise prediction and understand the operation of sound protection software
  • derive and evaluate the information provided by noise maps.
  • be able to evaluate the results of the application of design principles to real acoustic studies
  • describe the concept of signal and system for sound and acoustics applications
  • identify the frequency spectrum of a signal and describe the basic categories of ideal filters
  • recognise the importance of digital coding and compression of audio data
  • summarise the types and sources of distortion and noise in audio signals
  • briefly describe the purpose and general principles of digital equalisation of audio systems
  • describe the structure and operation of a standard software for recording and mixing music
  • perform a multichannel recording and mixing on the computer and explain the principle of operation of the basic digital music effects
  • identify specialised programming languages for the creation of sound/interactive applications
  • describe the most important digital audio transmission protocols and digital audio transmission protocols on the Internet
  • describe the structure of the audio software libraries available from the operating systems of smart mobile devices

ECTS Programme of Studies Credits: 120

The minimum duration of study is 2 academic years

Classification according to the Unesco ISCED-2011 code:

– by education sector: 21 Arts

– by level of study: 7

Classification according to the Unesco ISCED-2013 code:

-by education sector: 0788 Inter-disciplinary programmes and qualifications involving engineering, manufacturing and construction:

  • 0211 Audio-visual techniques and media production
  • 0521 Environmental Sciences
  • 0619 Information and Communication Technologies not elsewhere classified
  • 0712 Environmental protection Technologies
  • 0714 Electronics and automation
  • 0732 Building and civil engineering.

The language of instruction of the MSc is Greek.

The Post-graduate programme accepts graduates or higher institution diplomas of related disciplines. The programme is offered in Greek. 

The knowledge of a foreign language and good computer-Internet skills would be useful for the successful participation in the programme.

Note:

Holders of a degree or diploma of higher education means graduates of Greek Universities or Polytechnics or Higher School of Fine Arts or Higher School of Pedagogical and Technological Education or Higher Technological Educational Institutions (ATEI) or those who hold academically equivalent first cycle degrees from recognized foreign educational institutions with the degrees awarded by the Greek Higher Educational Institutions, in accordance with the provisions of article 304 of Law No. 4957/2022 (Government Gazette 141/21.07.2022, vol.)

Marking:

For the evaluation of the application to the Postgraduate Studies Programme, it will be examined whether the candidate’s institution of study is or may be included in the National Register of Recognised Higher Education Institutions of Foreign Countries and whether the candidate’s degree is or may be included in the National Register of Types of Degrees of Recognised Institutions of Foreign Countries.

The Hellenic Open University, if the degree is included in the list of article 307 of Law No. 4957/2022, must request a “Certificate of Place of Study”, which is issued and sent by the foreign university. If the place of study or part of the studies is confirmed as the Greek territory, the degree is not recognized, unless the part of the studies that took place in the Greek territory is in a public higher education institution or in a recognized foreign educational institution within the meaning of paragraph b) of article 299 of Law No. 4957/2022.

1st year

2nd year

 

Guidelines on Module selection

During the first year of studies, it is recommended that students (if they have sufficient time) choose all three modules ASP50, ASP51 and ASP60. If they choose one module, then this should be ASP50, while if they choose two modules then these should be ASP50 and ASP51. As a reminder, students may choose for full-time study one up to three modules per academic year as long as they do not exceed 60 ECTS per year.

In the second year, if students choose one module, this should be ASP61. In order to choose the module ASP61, students must either have successfully completed ASP60 or select them both simultaneously.

In the process of declaring Modules, the Modules of the previous year must be exhausted first and then the declaration of the next year’s Modules must begin.

The preparation of the Postgraduate Diploma Thesis presupposes the successful completion of the modules ASP50, ASP51 and ASP60 of the programme. The presentation of the Postgraduate Diploma Thesis takes place after the successful completion of all the modules.

The successful completion of four Modules and the Postgraduate Diploma Thesis is mandatory for the award of the Master’s degree.

DIRECTOR OF THE PROGRAMME OF STUDIES

Georgios Kalliris, Professor
Subject: Αudio, audiovisual and new media technologies
e-mail: kalliris.georgios@ac.eap.gr

Financial contribution for admitted students until the academic year 2023-2024:

The Financial Contribution for Students to the programme is as follows: The cost of each Module is €650 and the cost of the Master Thesis is €650.

The total Financial Contribution for the Programme is: €3,250.

 

Financial contribution for students commencing from the academic year 2024-2025:

 The Financial Contribution for Students to the programme is as follows: The cost of each Module is €750 and the cost of the Master Thesis is €750.

The total Financial Contribution for the Programme is: €3,750.

For information about the programme contact:
Student Registration Department: Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 13:00

Contact telephone: 2610367315

Ε-mail: asp@eap.gr

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