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New Curriculum in Sound and Vibration Control in Egypt
Ain Shams University. (ASU-Gards)
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8474-8563
2007 (English)In: 14th International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV14), 2007Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

There was a need to develop and strengthen a specialization in Sound and Vibration Control at Ain Shams University (ASU) in Cairo. The reduction of noise is of environmental and strategic importance for Egypt. Noise and acoustic annoyance is considered to be a dominant source of pollution within the Egyptian community. The main objective of the project is to produce a new generation of engineers capable of performing constructive research in the acoustics and vibrations field. They should be able to select the appropriate hardware to accurately measure acoustic parameters, perform experiments to come up with better solutions, analyse and simulate acoustic changes and contribute to better understanding and enhancement of the noise problem.

This paper describes the activities of a project funded from the European Commission through the Tempus Program. The project was implemented at Ain Shams University in cooperation with the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden, and the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research in United Kingdom. The project addressed three levels of education: undergraduate, postgraduate students and engineers already working in the industry.

The activities of the project included: Improving and updating the courses at ASU – Introducing new teaching methodologies aiming at elaborating more interaction between teachers and students – Establishing a new Sound and Vibration Laboratory. The main aim is to give all students the opportunity to do measurements themselves in order to get better feeling of different phenomena – Train the current teachers and university staff on the new courses, methodologies and equipment – Offer retraining and support for engineers working in the field of sound and vibration to update their.

In addition to the main goals, other advantages followed. These include the establishment of the Acoustical Society of Egypt, close collaboration between consortium member universities, and strengthening the link between Egyptian Universities, industries and research institutions.

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Curriculum, Sound and Vibration, Education, Egypt
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Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-62225OAI: diva2:479991
14th International Congress on Sound and Vibration. Cairns, Australia. 2007-07-09 - 2007-07-12

QC 20120125

Available from: 2012-01-18 Created: 2012-01-18 Last updated: 2016-05-16Bibliographically approved

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