AAR4850 - Light and Lighting


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Letters

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 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, 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.

Excursions can be arranged as part of the teaching of the course. The course leader will inform the students if the excursion is obligatory or optional at the start of the semester. Obligatory excursions will be free of cost for all students. Students who participate in optional excursions must expect to pay a small share of the expenses. For students who do not participate in optional excursions, an alternative will be offered.

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 2021

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 (1) 100/100 C 2021-10-08
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.
  • 1) Eksamen 8. oktober + 14.-15. oktober

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