52856WA Advanced Diploma of Illumination Engineering and Lighting Design

Course Duration
Duration
  • 18 Months
Course Study
Study Mode
  • Online
  • Online Electrical Engineering
Course Location
Location
  • Online
Course Code
Course Code
DIL
Course Intakes
Intakes
Course Type
Course Type
  • Advanced Diploma
  • Electrical Engineering
Course Fees
Fees

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.

This course is provisionally endorsed by IES: The Lighting Society.

EIT is working with IES: The Lighting Society to achieve full endorsement by the end of 2024, by which date all successful graduates will be able to apply to IES: The Lighting Society for an upgrade of their membership to Technician.

In addition, all students who have made their first payment and remain enrolled past the first census date will be eligible for a complimentary 2-year Student Membership to IES: The Lighting Society.

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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Payment Methods

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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.

Find out more about country-specific accreditation and professional recognition.

This course is classified as Level 6 under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

This course is provisionally endorsed by IES: The Lighting Society.

EIT is working with IES: The Lighting Society to achieve full endorsement by the end of 2024, by which date all successful graduates will be able to apply to IES: The Lighting Society for an upgrade of their membership to Technician.

In addition, all students who have made their first payment and remain enrolled past the first census date will be eligible for a complimentary 2-year Student Membership to IES: The Lighting Society.

You are expected to spend approximately 10-15 hours per week attending live webinars, learning the program material, and completing assessments. This includes attending weekly webinars that run for about 90 minutes to facilitate class discussion and allow you to ask questions. This program has a 70% attendance requirement in the live webinars in order to graduate from the program. If you are unable to attend the live webinars, you have the option of watching the recording of completed webinars and sending a summary of what you have learned from the webinar to the Learning Support Officer. The summaries go towards your attendance requirement for the program.

This program is run online on an intensive part-time basis and has been designed to fit around full-time work. It will take 18 months to complete.

We understand that sometimes work commitments and personal circumstances can get in the way of your studies, so if at any point you feel that you are struggling with the pace of the course or finding a particular module challenging, you are encouraged to contact your designated Learning Support Officer for assistance.

Program leader for this program is Aravin Arumugam.

  • Lighting Technician
  • Lighting Designer
  • Registered Lighting Practitioner (registered with IES)
  • Illumination Engineer
  • Project manager
  • Lighting consultant
  • Sales Engineer
  • Lighting control specialist
  • Lighting Auditor

This course may use the following software:

  • OPhysics and Phet

Due to ongoing unit and course reviews, software’s may change from the list provided.
Learn more about the Practical Learning at EIT here.

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

Any student has a right to appeal a decision of the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) or any member of the institute’s staff. EIT has a comprehensive Policy on Appeals and Grievances to assist students.

Hear from our students

  The delivery methodology and the information available in the e-library can’t be beaten. The other important aspect of online education is recorded lectures. You can review the tutorial and lessons on repeat when you need to understand the concept.  
M Masemola, South Africa
  What I liked most about the course and EIT is the flexibility is offered regarding education. It gave me the opportunity to study and work full-time.  
C Groenewald, South Africa
  I enjoyed interacting with students all around the world, and seeing how the principles I have learned applies to them as well.  
S Zeelie, South Africa
  My line of work requires me travel quite often. I could not attend every class due to my remote locations, but still I could recap and stay on top of the study material thanks to the recordings. Also, all the Instructors were world class.  
P Pretorius, South Africa

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