AAR4850 - Light and Lighting


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 100/100 30 minutes C

Course content

The main concepts in light technology, basic photometric laws, the eye's response to light and the main factors for vision. Daylight as a light source, daylight design, daylight calculations according to regulations and standards, the importance of daylight for the visual environment, health and well-being. Overview of electric light sources and their properties.

Learning outcome

The course aims to give students:

Knowledge: human visual system, visual perception, impact of light on health, photometric notions and rules, daylight as a light source, principles of daylighting, monitoring and evaluation of daylighting.

Skills: lighting design with the main focus at natural light, qualitative and quantitative evaluation of the visual environment in buildings.

General competence: to utilize new skills to enhance the quality of architectural design and to cooperate with lighting-technical consultants and other professionals, especially about issues relevant for the visual environment in architecture

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and seminars, demonstrations, laboratory exercises with artificial sky, and artificial sun. The course is taught in a concentrated form at the beginning of the term. The exam is in early October.

The teacher will inform students at the start of the semester if there will be a voluntary excursion. Students who participate in voluntary excursions will be expected to pay an individual sum. Students who choose not to participate in the voluntary excursion will be offered an alternative teaching plan.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Postponed examinations are usually scheduled for the next regular exam period.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Architecture (MAAR) - some programmes
Architecture (MAAR2)
Architecture (PHAAR)
Sustainable Architecture (MSSUSARC)

Required previous knowledge

Completed three years basic courses in architecture, bachelor in architecture or equivalent.

More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2022

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Architectural Theory
  • Architecture
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Architecture and Technology


Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 100/100 C

2022-10-06 - 2022-10-17

Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Oral examination 100/100 C
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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