4 ECTS credits
110 u studietijd

Aanbieding 1 met studiegidsnummer 4016366FNR voor alle studenten in het 1e semester met een gespecialiseerd master niveau.

1e semester
Inschrijving onder examencontract
Niet mogelijk
Beoordeling (0 tot 20)
2e zittijd mogelijk
Onder samenwerkingsakkoord
Onder interuniversitair akkoord mbt. opleiding
Faculteit Ingenieurswetenschappen
Verantwoordelijke vakgroep
Valéry Ann Jacobs (titularis)
Bertrand Deroisy
Onderdelen en contacturen
12 contacturen Hoorcollege
24 contacturen Werkcolleges, practica en oefeningen
30 contacturen Zelfstudie en externe werkvormen
  1. Basics of light and lighting:
  • general principle of radiometry and photometry
  • quantities and units for lighting
  1. Introduction to daylighting:
  • daylight context (history of daylighting, need for daylight, general metrics, typical systems for harvesting daylight)
  • daylighting projects (real-life examples)
  • receptor (human vision and light response)
  • source (sun and skylight as a source, sun path, direct and diffuse radiation, atmospheric interactions, sky models, daylight in climate data)
  • scene (optical properties of building materials)
  1. Assessment of daylight:
  • measurements (basic equipment, HDR imaging, etc.)
  • computer simulations (concepts, existing tools, common errors, etc.)
  • physical models (scale models & mock-ups, lab measurements, artificial skies)
  • simplified methods (graphical methods, formulas, etc.)
  1. Visual and non-visual effects of daylight:
  • non-visual effects (non-visual photoreception, circadian and acute effects, light applications)
  • visual comfort issues (distribution of luminance, daylight glare, view out, etc.)
  • occupant behavior (control of blinds, building-occupant interaction, etc.)
  • design for visual & non-visual effects (integrative lighting)
  1. Daylighting design:
  • regulation (standards and guidelines, visual comfort parameters, specifications in terms of lighting levels, glare, modelling, colour aspects)
  • daylight availability (designing with the sun, rules of thumb for aperture size, static & dynamic daylight availability metrics, examples)
  • daylight strategies for various applications (facade and roof systems, atria, complex glazing and solar shadings, photovoltaic integrated systems, etc.)
  • product design and optimization (Performances of building components, design of daylight openings)
  • daylight at the urban scale (position and orientation of the building in its context, impact on surrounding)
  1. Daylighting in the building design process:
  • façade and climate engineering in practice (real-life examples)
  • matching daylighting and thermal comfort (how to combine systems for optimal visual and thermal comfort)
  • integration of electric lighting with daylighting (impact on energy performance, control systems and user interaction, integrated design)
  • case studies (daylighting advice & techniques)
  1. Self-employed activities:
  • working out the application of daylight in buildings within the project (a case study in design methodology)
Praktisch cursusmateriaal (Vereist) : 'PowerPoint' presentations, VA Jacobs, 2021
Praktisch cursusmateriaal (Vereist) : CIE Guide on Daylighting of Building Interiors, 2017
Digitaal cursusmateriaal (Vereist) : Syllabus, VA Jacobs, 2021
Bijkomende info



Algemene competenties

The Master of Science in Engineering has in-depth knowledge and understanding of exact sciences with the specificity of their application to engineering.

The Master of Science in Architectural Engineering can conceive and implement design concepts by creatively integrating architectural and engineering sciences with attention to the structural, material and energy performance of buildings and structures, and their architectural value and constructability.

The student is able to recognize and define all major lighting quantities, daylighting concepts and metrics, and has a good knowledge of essential visual comfort parameters and non-visual effects of light on humans.

The student understands light interactions within the built environment, can explain the various sky models, and is able to find and use daylight inputs from climate data.

For a given case, the student can determine a reliable daylighting assessment method, and evaluate through a critical analysis the daylighting qualities of a building or urban massing project with a demonstration of the advantages and opportunities within its context.

The student can apply adequate daylighting concepts for a building project, communicate advantages and disadvantages of a chosen solution, and work out the application of the daylighting system in consideration of other systems in the context of a design project.

The student masters a daylight simulation tool and understands the various input parameters. The student is able to make sense of the obtained simulation results in order to draw conclusions helping to improve the building performances to the established targets.

The student can summarize and present the results of a team design project and can critically analyze existing scientific or applied daylighting content.


De beoordeling bestaat uit volgende opdrachtcategorie√ęn:
Examen Andere bepaalt 100% van het eindcijfer

Binnen de categorie Examen Andere dient men volgende opdrachten af te werken:

  • Presentation + report (indiv) met een wegingsfactor 1 en aldus 50% van het totale eindcijfer.

    Toelichting: This examination takes place as an individual presentation (supported by slides) about a scientific literature study on a topic related to the course or about a critical daylighting analysis of an existing exemplary building. Topics/buildings will be proposed ahead of time and validated by the instructors. Each individual presentation will take about 7 minutes. A small written report shall be handed over before the presentation.
  • Presentation (group) met een wegingsfactor 1 en aldus 50% van het totale eindcijfer.

    Toelichting: This examination takes place as a group (max 4 persons/group) presentation (slides) about a daylighting design project through simulation. The simulations can be carried out in either Radiance, Diva, DIALux evo, Relux, Grasshopper, VELUX Daylight Visualizer, or ClimateStudio. Each group presentation will take about 15 minutes, and no written report is required (only the slides).

Aanvullende info mbt evaluatie

The exam consists of two project works that each counts for 50% of the final grade.

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Academische context

Deze aanbieding maakt deel uit van de volgende studieplannen:
Master in de ingenieurswetenschappen: architectuur: Standaard traject
Master of Architectural Engineering: Standaard traject (BRUFACE) (enkel aangeboden in het Engels)