52856WA Advanced Diploma of Illumination Engineering and Lighting Design

Course Overview


This advanced diploma is delivered with a strong practical focus. It covers a variety of skills for implementing and utilizing engineering solutions to lighting design and illumination and designing complex lighting systems, that are required in the illumination engineering and lighting design industry. Upon completion of this program, you will gain skills and knowledge in the latest and developing technologies in illumination engineering.

At a glance

  • 18 Months
Study Mode
  • Online
  • Online
Course Type
  • Advanced Diploma
  • Electrical Engineering

Program Details

Lighting design brings together art and science: requiring the designer to apply both creative flair and technical understanding to create visually appealing and effective spaces. To do this, lighting designers require a firm understanding of a range of concepts: from optics, electricity, visual perception, ergonomics, standards and regulations, energy efficiency, environmental issues, and health and wellbeing; to the art of design.

The Advanced Diploma will prepare you for successful entrance and integration into the built environment design professional community.

Lighting professionals work in a variety of roles and project areas: lighting designers may be engaged to work on a range of applications, including residential, commercial or healthcare interiors, façade lighting, road and tunnel lighting, sports lighting, public area lighting, and theatre or events lighting.

Throughout this course, students will gain the knowledge necessary to interact with a client and produce lighting outcomes that meet technical and aesthetic needs and are able to convey emotive elements of the visual environment to all stakeholders.

The Advanced Diploma in Lighting Design begins with a basis in key scientific concepts in light, combined with an understanding of the human factors involved in visual perception. This basis is followed by the development of fundamental lighting design theory for interior, exterior, and special applications, accompanied by experience using design software tools. This design knowledge is completed with the experience offered by authentic design projects and dedicated development of skills for professional practice as lighting designers.

The program is composed of 12 modules and two units of competency. These modules cover a range of aspects to provide you with maximum practical coverage in the field of illumination engineering and lighting design.

Unit / Module Code  Unit / Module Title Duration
DILLEN601 Light and Energy 4 Weeks
DILFCL602 Fundamental Concepts in Lighting 5 Weeks
DILDYL603 Daylighting 7 Weeks
DILLTC604 Lamp Technologies 5 Weeks
DILLUM605 Luminaires 5 Weeks
DILLCE606 Lighting Controls and Engineering 3 Weeks
DILHFL607 Human Factors in Lighting 5 Weeks
DILLDF608 Lighting Design Fundamentals 7 Weeks
DILILD609 Interior Lighting Design Applications 6 Weeks
DILLDS610 Lighting Design Software 6 Weeks
DILELD611 Exterior Lighting Design Applications 6 Weeks
DILSLD612 Special Applications in Lighting 4 Weeks
DILPPL613 Engage in professional practice in lighting 5 Weeks
DILDAL614 Design advanced lighting systems 4 Weeks
  • Applicants must have at least a Cert III trade qualification or equivalent in a related field; AND
  • They must have at least 2 years’ work experience in a related field; OR
  • At least 4 years’ work experience in a related field – subject to acceptance of an application for Credit to Entry;** AND
  • Satisfactory English language proficiency at an English pass level in a Senior Certificate of Education or equivalent; OR
  • A specified level of achievement in a recognised English language test such as: IELTS (or equivalent) at a score of at least 5.5 (with no individual band score less than 5.0); or TOEFL equivalent; OR
  • Satisfactory completion of another course offered by EIT, or by another tertiary institution, in English.

** Note: Applications are considered on a case-by-case basis; if applicants do not meet the above requirements, applicants are welcome to apply in writing to the Learning Support Officer.

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This qualification is officially accredited within the Australian Qualifications Framework by the Training Accreditation Council (TAC), and EIT is approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) for delivery by EIT in all Australian states. EIT delivers this program to students worldwide.

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Program leader for this program is Aravin Arumugam.

Applications are open for our upcoming intakes. Please ensure your application is submitted at least one week before the start date of the program.

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