DILLDS610: Lighting Design Software

 

 

 

 

MODULE DETAILS

DILLDS610: Lighting Design Software

Nominal duration: 6 weeks (72 hours total time commitment) including 1 week for the capstone project (Learning Outcome 7).

 

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.

Lighting design software is an essential tool for the lighting designer. This module focuses on how to maximise the accuracy and critically evaluate the results of such design tools. Furthermore, it introduces a variety of different software applications, including the current industry preferred programs.

MODULE PURPOSE

The purpose of this module is to introduce participants to lighting design software including important concepts in the way such programs operate, as well as their inputs and outputs.

MODIFICATION HISTORY

V1.2 - new

PREREQUISITE AND/OR CO-REQUISITE MODULES

None

SUMMARY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES

1.    Describe the fundamentals of computer aided lighting system design

2.    Use applicable application software

3.    Generate lighting designs

4.    Ratify output of computer aided designs

5.    Perform a basic lighting design as per design brief

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

Describe the fundamentals of computer aided lighting system design

1.1

Describe ray tracing and radiosity

1.2

Describe the design inputs

1.3

Describe the opening, editing and conversion of .ies file types

1.4

Describe parametric input integrity

1.5

Describe the outputs from lighting simulation

2

Use applicable application software

2.1

Perform elementary operations with the following software:

(a) Model creation methods (BIM, 3D design tools), (b)

 

 

 

 

 

AGI32, (c) free software (Dialux, Relux, Radiance), (d) specialty software (Perfect Lite), (e) Cloud-based processing (Bloom)

3

Generate lighting designs

3.1

Create a model

3.2

Import and apply selected lighting design software

3.3

Generate design outputs using selected lighting design software

3.4

Prepare a light design specification and bill of materials

4

Ratify output of computer aided designs

4.1

Describe uncertainties in simulation and measurement

4.2

Describe validation procedures

4.3

Describe the benefits and pitfalls of High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Photorealistic images

5

Perform a basic design as per design brief

5.1

Analyse a design brief to produce an outline of the lighting requirements for an interior project

5.2

Create an interior lighting layout that complies with requirements, using simple lighting calculation methods

5.3

Identify and select appropriate luminaires to achieve the design intent

5.4

Apply design software to simulate in detail the interior lighting design

5.5

Document a complete interior lighting design

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.

 

 

Software/Hardware Used

Software
Hardware