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:

Plan and design lighting installations and settings

Design, analyse and program lighting control systems

Perform lighting cost 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

Credits: 5

Schedule: 28.02.2023 - 06.06.2023

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 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; horticultural lighting; colorimetry; lighting design and applications

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Exams and assignments

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact sessions 26h

    Independent work 108h

    Exams 3h


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Handouts and literature

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    2 Zero Hunger

    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 Spring IV-V

    2021-2022 Spring IV-V

    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