Case study – lesson plan for noise control engineering concepts for use in ABET accredited engineering programs



ABET accreditation is an internationally recognized system ensuring consistency and quality in engineering education programs. As a part of ABET accreditation, there is no set requirement for any general engineering program to include noise control engineering concepts in their curricula. However, one of the seven student outcomes that each ABET accredited engineering program must document is their students’ “ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare…” Controlling noise is a fundamental strategy for protecting workers from occupational noise and the public from the harmful effects of environmental noise. In this presentation, a case study is presented which focuses on the development and execution of a noise control lesson plan designed to meet ABET requirements. The lesson plan not only promotes the understanding and practice of noise control engineering techniques but also is designed to help engineering programs demonstrate ABET student outcomes related to consideration of safety and health.