Single-Course English 5 ECTS

Advanced Topics in Microacoustic Transducers and Systems

Overall Course Objectives

To bring the student in contact with current research and innovation challenges faced by a partner from the audio and hearing aid industry; to get insight into specific issues in microacoustics; to understand, analyze, and solve a well-defined acoustic engineering problem within a short deadline.

Learning Objectives

  • Analyze a technical challenge and design solutions with limited resources.
  • Set up a suitable model using equivalent circuit method, BEM, or FEM to describe a complex acoustic-mechanical problem.
  • Combine models to describe electrical, mechanical, and acoustic components.
  • Consider challenges specific to the microacoustic domain and include them in models.
  • Optimize model parameters to achieve target performance.
  • Analyze simulation results to conclude and design different solutions.
  • Efficiently work in a group to fulfill a short deadline.
  • Present the technical process, decisions, and results in writing and orally.

Course Content

In the course an industrial partner will pose a technical challenge for sound propagation and effects in microacoustic devices. Students will work together in group projects to find solutions for the challenge. They will employ analytical and numerical methods to describe sound generation and propagation in order to find optimized design parameters. Proposed solutions will be evaluated in close cooperation with company engineers. Prototype designs may be realized using additive manufacturing.

Recommended prerequisites

34840/34870/34865, Prior attendance of one or more of these courses is recommended, but all necessary concepts and tools will be introduced and trained in the course.

Teaching Method

Group project work in a 3-weeks period, with introduction, guest lectures, and hands-on training.



The course content will be linked to research activities at CAMM – Centre for Acoustic-Mechanical Microsystems ( The students will get into contact and work with engineers from an industrial CAMM partner.

Limited number of seats

Maximum: 20.

Please be aware that this course has a limited number of seats available. If there are too many applicants, a pool will be created for the remainder of the qualified applicants, and they will be selected at random. You will be informed 8 days before the start of the course, whether you have been allocated a spot.

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3 weeks




DTU Lyngby Campus

Course code 34848
Course type Candidate
Semester start Week 32
Semester end Week 34
Days Mon-fri 8:00-17:00

7.500,00 DKK

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