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CH106V Noise and Vibrations in Working Life - risk assessments and development 4.5 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus CH106V (Autumn 2023–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Noise
  • Vibrations
  • Acute and long-term health effects
  • Work environment rules in the area
  • Technical measurements of noise and vibrations
  • Limit values and risk assessment
  • Custom actions
  • Project work – risk assessment noise or vibration

The course is largely carried out as distance learning with recorded video lectures and
video lessons (Zoom) with demonstrations of instruments and seminars (webinars) with
discussion of video and written material studied before the seminars. Laboratories, where
measuring instruments are used practically, are carried out on campus. An own project work in
which the student carries out an own risk assessment of noise is carried out independently in a
workplace or other activity space (e.g. sports hall). The project work is presented in writing and
orally (Zoom).

Intended learning outcomes

The overall aim of the course is to give the student theoretical and practical knowledge in general
about how work environment development should be carried out, how work accidents can be
prevented, how ergonomics can be assessed and developed, and specifically how noise and
vibrations in the work environment can affect health and performance, and how these two factors
can measured, risk assessed and managed to reduce the risks.
After completing the course, the student must be able to:

  • Give examples of where in working life noise and vibrations occur.
  • Describe how noise and vibration can affect health.
  • Carry out exposure measurements and risk assessments of noise and vibrations according to current standards.
  • Explain how noise and vibration risks can be remedied and give examples of specific measures in different operations (see objective 1).

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

120 credits in technical science, natural science, medical science (incl. Audiologist, Physiotherapist) or human resources science. Alternatively, at least 2 years of professional experience in work environment development. English B/6

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • LABA - Laboratory work, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project work, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • SEM1 - Seminars, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Written exam, 1.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

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Course web CH106V

Offered by

Main field of study

Technology and Health

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Caroline Ingeborg Jegerschöld (

Supplementary information

The target group for this course are persons who are not program students at KTH.