This program of advanced study focuses on the optimization of acoustical quality of performance spaces and other aurally sensitive environments. Research in this area improves understanding of how a space is designed to achieve the best acoustics for a given purpose. The program is geared toward students with a bachelor’s degree who have interests in acoustics, music, architecture, and/or engineering. Rensselaer offers numerous state-of-the-art facilities related to study in this area including a Hemi-anechoic testing room with a Binaural listening test station, the School of Architecture Fabrication Center, and Rensselaer’s Libraries and Information Services.
Concentration in Architectural Acoustics Curriculum