2023-2024 / MTRA2018-1

Acoustics and lighting


15h Th

Number of credits

 Advanced Master in Occupational Medicine3 crédits 


Jean-Jacques Embrechts, Xavier Kaiser

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Course description :
The few basics of acoustics and lighting techniques are presented, those which are necessary to understand and apply the regulations for the hygiene, security and protections of working people.
Contents :
- sound propagation, spectral characterisation of sound and noise signals, sound levels and decibels, dBA
- evaluation of discomfort and annoyance, noise regulations,
- principles of noise reduction in industrial workplaces,
- basics of photometry and lamps,
- lighting of workplaces (recommendations and regulations).

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

At the end of the course, it is intended that the student will be able to understand and apply the technical recommendations used for the regulations of noise and lighting in workplaces.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Basic physics and mathematics.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

This course is organised in modules, each of them consisting in a general presentation ex cathedra, including some exercices proposed by the teacher.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face learning.
IMPORTANT: the COVID-19 health situation could possibly modify this organization.

Recommended or required readings

Lecture notes and slides will be available on "myULg".

Any session :

- In-person

oral exam

- Remote

oral exam

- If evaluation in "hybrid"

preferred in-person

Additional information:

The evaluation is an oral examination during which the student will answer to questions concerning the theory that has been presented during the lessons.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

Dates and places of the lectures are fixed with the Faculty office.
Site: Montefiore Institute B28.
The official language is French.
IMPORTANT: the COVID-19 health situation could possibly modify this organization. At the time of writing this document, there are still uncertainties on the future practical organization of the courses.



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