AAR4850 - Light and Lighting


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Letters

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

Course content

The main terms within photometry and lighting technique, basic photometric laws, the eye's reaction to light and the most important visual factors for workplace lighting, daylight as a source of light, daylight data and calculations in accordance with building regulations, the significance of daylight for health and well-being, overview of electric sources of light and their qualities.

Learning outcome

The course aims to give students:
Knowledge about human visuall perception, fotometric lows and rules, about daylight as a light source and about daylighting design, monitoring and evaluation.
Skills in lighting design with the main focus at natural light, kvalitative and kvantitative evaluation of the visual environment in buildings, with emphasis on daylight.
General competance about cooperation with lighting-technical consultants in architectural practice.

Learning methods and activities

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

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

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

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. 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)
Sustainable Architecture (MSSUSARC)

Required previous knowledge

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


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 100/100 C
Spring UTS Oral examination 100/100 C
  • * 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.