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AR50352: Artificial lighting

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Academic Year
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Essay (CW 50%)
  • Exercise on colour (CW 10%)
  • Lumen Method (CW 20%)
  • Relux (CW 20%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take AR50347
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To provide a comprehensive understanding of advanced principles of artificial lighting and the role of artificial lighting in daylit buildings, along with basic calculations sufficient to enable students to make informed decisions for the choice of the latest luminaires in buildings.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of the Unit, students will have demonstrated an advanced knowledge of light sources and luminaires, along with means of advanced analysis of the latest computer models for appropriate design of artificial lighting in buildings.

Ability to use a range of analytical methods in the design of artificial lighting. These skills are taught, facilitated and assessed.

Characteristics and types of light sources, colour, optical mechanism and characteristics of luminaires and installations, glare, integration of daylight with artificial lighting, control strategies for artificial lighting.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

AR50352 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
  • TEAR-AFM12 : MSc Architectural Engineering: Environmental Design
  • TEAR-APM12 : MSc Architectural Engineering: Environmental Design
  • TEAR-AFL12 : PG Dip Architectural Engineering: Environmental Design
  • TEAR-APL13 : PG Dip Architectural Engineering: Environmental Design

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.