Credits: 5

Schedule: 26.02.2019 - 28.05.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Paulo Pinho

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

At the end of the course the student will be able to:

Plan and design lighting installations and settings

Design, analyse and program lighting control systems

Perform lighting costs calculations and life-cycle analyses

Explain the factors involved in the assessment of lighting quality, energy efficiency and visual performance

Debate on the influence of light on health and well-being

Differentiate between visual and non-visual aspects of light

Classify and describe the various optical phenomena of the interaction between light and matter

Outline the influence of light on plant growth and development

Compare, evaluate and analyse the technical aspects and design criteria in lighting applications

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lighting control; lighting costs and life-cycle analyses (LCA); lighting quality and energy efficiency; visual performance in lighting; light and well-being; non-visual aspects of light; optics; light in plant growth; colorimetry; lighting design and applications

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Exams and assignments

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Contact sessions 24h

Independent work 108h

Exams 3h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Handouts and literature

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

ELEC-E8700 Principles and fundamentals of lighting (recommended)

Both ELEC-E8700 and ELEC-8701 courses are open to all degree students at other Aalto Schools.

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Registration via WebOodi

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Language class 3 English


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