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.
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|
|DILLTC604||Lamp Technologies||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|
This advanced diploma is an accelerated, practical, work-oriented program. It is designed for engineers and technicians who have some background in the field. This includes those who have technical or ‘trade’ qualifications who want to move to the next career step, those with substantial relevant work experience who need to formalize and enhance their achievements, and those with higher-level qualifications in a related field who wish to develop specialist knowledge.
This means you are required to have either a trade certificate (Certificate 3) or equivalent, or at least three years of work experience within a relevant job and industry to gain entrance. You may also have a higher level of qualification in a corresponding field and be looking to gain further practical knowledge.
Practical work experience in related areas of engineering would help enormously. It would not be suitable for a student with no relevant work experience.
We will review your application and may recommend pre-program studies if required.
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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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