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, their respective units and symbols
  • Recognise the main operational principles of light measuring instruments
  • Operate light measuring instruments effectively
  • 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
  • Utilize lighting design software competently

Credits: 5

Schedule: 05.09.2024 - 05.12.2024

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; operation of conventional and modern light sources and technologies (e.g., LED, OLED and LASER); 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

    Independent work

    Peer work and teamwork



Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Handouts and literature

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language: English

    Teaching Period: 2024-2025 Autumn I - II
    2025-2026 Autumn I - II