Credits: 5

Schedule: 12.09.2019 - 13.12.2019

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:

Recognize and use basic lighting laws and theories in calculations

Distinguish between lighting quantities, respective units and symbols

Recognise the main operational principles of light measurement instruments

Operate light measurement instruments

Recognize and compare the different type of light sources, their characteristics, performances and operational principles

Apply the fundamentals of colorimetry to evaluate lighting installations and light sources

Demonstrate the influence of light on vision and visual performance

Analyse and differentiate the basic technical aspects of lamps, luminaires and system designing

Use lighting design software

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lighting laws and theories; lighting quantities, units and symbols; light sources and technologies; light measurement instruments; vision and visual performance; fundamentals of colorimetry; basic design aspects of lamps, luminaires and lighting installations; lighting design; lighting design software

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Exams and assignments

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Contact sessions 30h

Independent work 102h

Examination 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): 

There are no prerequisites.

The course is 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


Registration and further information