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CH2003 Evaluations and Measures of the Acoustic Work Environment and Vibrations 4.5 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus CH2003 (Autumn 2021–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Noise
  • Vibrations
  • Theories on acute and long term health effects
  • Methods for exposure measurement and risk assessment
  • Work environment regulations in the field
  • Intervention strategies

Intended learning outcomes

The overall aim is to provide knowledge about the impact on health and performance from the acoustic work environment and from vibrations, and how to improve these factors.

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

1.Describe, exemplify and explain how work related factors within the field of noise and vibrations affect safety, health, wellbeing, and performance.

2.Describe and reflect on theories about mechanisms linked to noise and vibrations in causing work- related symptoms, disorders and performance effects.

3.Perform exposure measurements and risk assessments relating to noise and vibrations.

4.Propose work environment improvements, based on sociotechnical (human, technology and organisation) perspectives, concerning noise and vibrations.

5.Critically evaluate risk assessments and measurements including relevant work environment regulations.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Academic first degree, 180 higher education credits in engineering or natural sciences or equivalent education and English language skill equivalent til EnglishA/English 6.

Recommended prerequisites

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·         Technology and work on human terms, Prevent, ISBN 9789173650588.

·         Scientific papers and literature presented at the course start and listed on the course web.

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


  • LAB2 - Laboratory work, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN2 - Written exam, 2.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN2 - Exercises, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, 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.

Intended learning outcomes number 1 is exanimated in TEN2 and ÖVN2.

Intended learning outcomes number 2 is exanimated in TEN2 and ÖVN2.

Intended learning outcomes number 3 is exanimated in LAB2 and ÖVN2.

Intended learning outcomes number 4 is exanimated in TEN2 and ÖVN2.

Intended learning outcomes number 5 is exanimated in ÖVN2.

Other requirements for final grade

Requirements for final grade: Passed written and oral presentation of assignments and active participation in exercises and laboratory work. The final grade (A-F) is decided from the results of the final examination.

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

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web CH2003

Offered by

CBH/Biomedical Engineering and Health Systems

Main field of study

Technology and Health

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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