N0010 Lighting and Engineering Design

Duration: Part-time 2 years

Program code: N0010

Location: RMIT Building 57, Level 2, Room 06
                 115 Queensbury Street, Carlton 3053

Campus: Melbourne City

School: Vocational Engineering, Health and Sciences

Fees: See Fee finder

This program provides knowledge and skills in lighting design including lighting principles, lighting engineering, electrical design and engineering projects.


You will learn about:

  • light source technology
  • fluorescent principles
  • CFL and HID lamps
  • induction lamps
  • LED technology and compatibility
  • energy efficiency measures
  • control systems
  • design compliance

This program is designed for individuals who have been on-job in lighting areas and want to reinforce their understanding of the design theory behind their practical applications in their workplaces. It is also suitable for those who are interested in commencing a career in the lighting industry.

This is a non-award program.


This program runs part-time over two years. The study year runs for 36 weeks with a two-week break during June/July, and two mid-semester breaks.

You will attend classes on-campus, with one evening class (4 hours) per week.

  • Year 1: Mondays 5.30 pm - 9.30 pm
  • Year 2: Wednesdays 5.30 pm - 9.30 pm

Industry connections

Teachers for this program are currently working in the lighting industry and they have close connections to the industry.

The completion of this program is currently recognised and endorsed by the Illuminating Engineering Society of Australia and New Zealand (IES).

Career outlook

Graduates can work in a range of roles in the lighting industry, or further their career in the field.

Program structure

You will complete the following competencies as part of the program.

Year 1

  • BUSM6024L Lighting Principles 1 (60 Hours)
  • BUSM6025L Lighting Principles 2 (60 Hours)
  • EEET6226L Engineering Project (80 Hours)

Year 2

  • BUSM6026L Lighting Design 1 (60 Hours)
  • BUSM6027L Lighting Design 2 (60 Hours)
  • EEET6224L Electrical Design (80 Hours)

How to apply

Apply directly to the School of Vocational Engineering, Health and Sciences via the expression of interest form.

Applicants who do not have a Year 12 qualification or relevant work experience and/or employment in the lighting industry will need to contact the School of Vocational Engineering, Health and Sciences to do a numeracy and literacy evaluation.

Prior learning / credit

If you have prior learning that is to be credited to this course, please email a copy of your transcript/s to vehs@rmit.edu.au for assessment as part of your pre-training review.


Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.

The tuition fees you will pay for this program will depend on the number of units enrolled, number of credits applied, and eligibility for government-funded support.


Eddie Vanda, Program Manager
Email: eddie.vanda@rmit.edu.au

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