The Master Diploma in Illumination Engineering Course (NQ8/EQ8) is only available to students who have graduated from BHA School of Lighting’s Advanced Diploma in Illumination Engineering Course (NQ7/EQ7).
Qualification: Master Diploma (NQ8/EQ8)
Duration: 1 Year (e-Learning)
Course Fee: USD2000 | ZAR29000
(3, 6 & 12 month payment plans available on personal application, installments due on 25th of each month, T’s & C’s apply)
CPD Credits: Students who are registered with SAIA, SAIAT & CESA may apply for CPD credits for part-time study.
Entry Criteria: Graduate of BHA School of Lighting’s Advanced Diploma in Illumination Engineering Course (NQ7/EQ7).
Additional Terms & Conditions: If students overrun their 1 year study period to complete the course material and final exams, the cost per additional month of study is USD138/ZAR2000.00.
Module 1: Relux Deskstop Lighting Design Software: Before starting the practical assignments of this course students will be introduced to the new version of Relux Deskstop lighting design software. Students will become familiar with the new outstanding features of the software and gain confidence & proficiency before commencement of practical assignments.
Module 2: Lighting Design for Offices: Students will be required to complete a lighting design for a multistory office building which is to be refashioned for a new purpose.
Module 3: Lighting Design for an Industrial Facility: This assignment is for a factory complex which is being refashioned for a new purpose. It comprises several different elements typically found in such buildings.
Module 4: Lighting Design for a Large Supermarket: This assignment gives students the opportunity to incorporate various new technologies into the lighting design of a large supermarket. It will be necessary to include system designs for each of the technologies used.
Module 5: Lighting Design for a Suburban Supermarket: This assignment gives students the opportunity to incorporate various new technologies into the lighting design of the “local”cornershop or grocery store. It will be necessary to include system designs for each of the technologies used.
Module 6: Lighting Design for an Educational Facility: This assignment must account for the well-being of both teachers & pupils in a school which goes from kindergarten to Grade 12. The assignment includes all interior lighting designs, exterior flood lighting & security lighting, carpark lighting & a sport field lighting task.
Module 7: Lighting Design for Parking Garages: This assignment will require students to complete designs for basement & high-level parking areas.
Module 8: Lighting Design for Hospitality: This assignment requires students to provide lighting designs for all parts of a 5 Star Hotel, from accommodation to reception, lounges & relaxation areas, health & wellness spa, restaurants, kitchens, housekeeping areas & back of house offices and other facilities. Finally, it includes extensive outdoor lighting designs for various areas including landscaped gardens, pathways, a marina & roadway lighting.
Module 9: Lighting Design for Streets & Roadways: This assignment includes lighting for major traffic intersections, pedestrian crossings to central bus stations and other access or approach lighting for pedestrians.
Module 10: Lighting Design for Sporting Facilities: This assignment is for a sporting facility where summer sports use the entire field but for winter sports it uses two fields which are created from the same overall dimensions. It includes lighting for multiple tennis courts.
Module 11: Lighting Design for an International Sporting Facility: Sport field lighting for one of South African’s favourite sports, cricket. The field must be lit to international standards of play and be suitable for the international filming of matches to 4K/HD TV.
Module 12: Lighting Consulting: Students will be taught the processes and technical practise for measurement and verification (M & V), lighting sssessments, verifying that M & V compares favourably with the results in the lighting design, ensuring that standards and compliance is achieved, compliance with international codes of practise for illumination engineers, use of internationally accepted documentation, reporting, record-keeping and M & V & commissioning certificates.
Dissertation: Students will be required to submit a 200 000 word dissertation once they have completed all course assignments. The dissertation will be assessed initially by Philip Hammond and finally by a panel comprising of professional engineers and academics from the illumination and built environment community.
No Final Exam: Students will NOT be required to write a final examination upon completion of all 12 module assignments & the dissertation.
Final Grade: The final year end Grade will consist of the accumulative total all grades for the 12 module assignments as well as the grade for dissertation.