DILLEN601: Light and Energy

 

 

MODULE DETAILS

DILLEN601: Light and Energy

Nominal duration: 4 weeks (48 hours total time commitment)

This time commitment includes the structured activities, preparation reading, attendance at each webinar, completing exercises, practical assessments and proctored assessments.

It is also expected that students spend additional time on readings, personal study, independent research and learning, practicing on remote labs and required software and working on any projects and assignments.

This module introduces the relevant properties of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) including the wave and particle models and gives an overview of the electromagnetic spectrum and its interactions with human life, particularly in the visible region. It also provides the physics and mathematical background material required to interpret and apply the course content that follows.

MODULE PURPOSE

The purpose of this module is for participants to develop fundamental knowledge about the nature of light from a physical perspective.

MODIFICATION HISTORY

V1.2

PREREQUISITE AND/OR CO-REQUISITE MODULES

None

SUMMARY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES

1.    Outline fundamental properties of electromagnetic radiation

2.    Describe the physical links between wavelength and colour, and human vision

3.    Describe the interactions that occur between light and materials

4.    Review key mathematical and physical concepts useful in lighting practice

LEARNING OUTCOMES

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Learning outcomes specify what students will be able to do as a result of the learning.

Assessment criteria provide the criteria by which achievement of the learning outcomes will be judged.

1

Outline fundamental properties of electromagnetic radiation

1.1

Describe the concept of wave/particle duality

1.2

Describe the relationship between wavelength, frequency and velocity of propagation

1.3

Calculate the energy of a photon of electromagnetic radiation

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2.1

Describe the electromagnetic spectrum

2.2

Identify applications of EM radiation

 

 

 

Describe the physical links between wavelength and colour, and human vision

2.3

Outline interactions between EM radiation and the human body

2.4

Describe the relationship between the visible spectrum and colour

2.5

Describe photopic sensitivity

3

Describe the interactions that occur between light and materials

3.1

Describe the attributes of reflection

3.2

Describe the attributes of refraction

3.3

Describe the interaction between light and media

3.4

Describe the transmission of light through optical filters

4

Review key mathematical and physical concepts useful in lighting practice

4.1

Apply trigonometric functions

4.2

Apply Ohm’s Law and derivatives thereof

4.3

Describe the principles of convergent and divergent mirrors and lenses

4.4

Apply the cosine and inverse square laws

4.5

Explain the point light source theory

DELIVERY MODE

Online and/or On-campus

SPECIALISED RESOURCES

N/A

 

 

ASSESSMENT STRATEGY

METHODS OF ASSESSMENT

Assessors should gather a range of evidence that is valid, sufficient, current and authentic. Evidence can be gathered through a variety of ways including direct observation, supervisor's reports, project work, structured assessments, samples and questioning. This will include short answer questions on the knowledge content, the use of remote and virtual labs, and writing tasks to apply the learning to academic tasks.

 

CONDITIONS OF ASSESSMENT

Assessors must:

·         hold the appropriate assessor competency standards as outlined in regulations; and

·         be able to demonstrate vocational competencies at least to the level being assessed; and

·         be able to demonstrate how they are continuing to develop their VET knowledge and skills as well as maintaining their industry currency and assessor competence.

 

Questioning techniques should not require language, literacy and numeracy skills beyond those required in this module. The candidate must have access to all tools, equipment, materials and documentation required.

 

The candidate must be permitted to refer to any relevant workplace procedures, product and manufacturing specifications, codes, standards, manuals and reference materials.

Assessments will be open book assessment and may be completed off-campus.

 

Model answers must be provided for all knowledge-based assessments to ensure reliability of assessment judgements when marking is undertaken by different

assessors.

 

 

Software/Hardware Used

Software
Hardware