Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


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

Credits: 5

Schedule: 16.09.2021 - 17.12.2021

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Paulo Lemos de Almeida Pinho

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    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 for whole curriculum period:

    Exams and assignments

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact sessions 26h

    Independent work 102h

    Examination 3h


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Handouts and literature

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    3 Good Health and Well-being

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption

    15 Life on Land


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn I-II

    2021-2022 Autumn I-II

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.

    Registration via WebOodi