Courses & Units

Interior Lighting and Acoustics KDA326



This unit may be taught in conjunction with KDA313 Building Technology in Design: Lighting and Acoustics.


This unit addresses the use of light and sound in design and examines ways of working with light and sound within the context of interior design. The unit focuses on the design of internal spaces emphasising the synthesis of daylight, artificial light, acoustics and detailing within the context of Indoor Environment Quality (IEQ) and complex multifunction building types. Decision-making is supported through measuring, calculating and Building Information Modelling of lighting levels and energy demands, daylight factors, acoustic separation and reverberation. The impact of regulations is investigated particularly in relation to health and amenity. It is supported by an investigation into the detailing and documentation of interior spaces and elements with a focus on creativity in design integration.


Unit name Interior Lighting and Acoustics
Unit code KDA326
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Technology, Environments and Design
Discipline Architecture & Design
Teaching staff

Dr Mark Dewsbury

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2018: $1,148.00 2018: $2,243.00 040107

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Teaching Pattern

One hour lecture per week (12 weeks). Three hours of tutorials and workshops per week (12 weeks).


Two assignments weighted at 40% and 60% respectively.

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