Massey University offers lighting education and independent laboratory facilities through our Albany campus.

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Specialist lighting education is offered through the Graduate Certificate in Science & Technology (Lighting). This course is based on a curriculum set by the Illuminating Engineering Society of Australia and New Zealand, the professional body for lighting in Australasia. Successful completion of the course provides the academic requirements for membership of the society.

The programme is aimed at meeting the needs of lighting designers and other lighting professionals as well as electrical engineers, architects and interior designers. There is a strong emphasis on the energy efficiency issues that are now a major focus for the lighting industry.

The programme is offered at the Albany, Auckland campus of Massey University and is part time over two years. There are four papers, all of which are offered in a block course format with three two‐day block courses per paper – a total of twelve blocks for the full programme. Each block runs on a Friday and Saturday and the start and finish times are set to provide for students travelling from outside Auckland (Friday 10am‐5pm; Saturday 9am‐4pm). This format has, to date, allowed students from Invercargill to the far north to participate. It has become a truly national programme.

Design workshops and laboratory work are undertaken as part of the block courses. A distance-learning element applies between blocks where assignments and laboratory reports are undertaken. The laboratory facilities include a room dedicated to our integrating sphere and a purpose-built dark room.

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Our Albany campus houses a photometric laboratory, which is available to assist the lighting industry and is capable of measuring the following characteristics of lamps and luminaires:

  • Spectral distribution
  • Chromaticity coordinates
  • Correlated Colour Temperature
  • Dominant wavelength
  • Luminous flux
  • Colour Rendering Index
  • Power
  • Power factor
  • Luminous efficacy


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