Noise control is both a factor in the health and safety of those in the workplace and in the annoyance and interference of the quality of life at home. This falls squarely in the realm of the Environmental Engineering Profession. Noise, its effects and control, is an important element of a few Graduate Environmental Engineering Programs, but it does not have a role in most undergraduate programs. One objective of this paper is to demonstrate that noise is an issue needing to be addressed in Environmental Engineering Programs and to suggest that making it a requirement at the undergraduate level has merit. Several models including the program at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo will be discussed. The authors will also share some spreadsheets that undergraduate students have developed in class.


Civil and Environmental Engineering

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