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FDT3301 Sonification 7.5 credits

Sonification of data is the science and technology of using nonspeech audio to convey information. Sonification makes it possible to transform data relations into perceived relations in an acoustic signal for the purposes of facilitating/enhancing/complementing communication or interpretation.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus FDT3301 (Spring 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course main content will be decided by the student and the course contact person on a case-by-case basis.

Intended learning outcomes

The goal of the course is

  • to gain relevant knowledge of the state-of-the-art in the technology of sonification,
  • to use the gained knowledge for identifying important issues in the design and evaluation of applications making use of sonification.

In particular the focus of the course is on the methods, parameter mapping, and technology used in sonification applications.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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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

P, F


  • EXA1 - Examination, 7.5 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.

Other requirements for final grade

The student must give a 2-hour public seminar, and hand in a written report.

The seminar should:

  • focus on methods and technology for the design of information sonification
  • give an overview of some of the practices in sonification today
  • discuss advantages and examples of using data display with sound.

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 FDT3301

Offered by

EECS/Media Technology and Interaction Design

Main field of study

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Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at EECS/Media Technology and Interaction Design