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Rensselaer Catalog 2015-2016 
Rensselaer Catalog 2015-2016 [Archived Catalog]

Architectural Sciences M.S (Concentration in Lighting)

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The concentration in lighting within the Master of Science in Architectural Sciences allows students from a variety of disciplines to pursue a multidisciplinary graduate degree related to lighting practice. Geared toward the needs of professionals either currently working or wishing to pursue careers in the lighting industry or design fields, this one-year, 30-credit-hour degree exposes students to a wide range of topics within lighting including the physics of light, lighting technology, human factors, design, and application. Students concentrate their research or design work in a particular area of interest by pursuing a master’s project. Course content and curriculum in the lighting concentration is continually updated to include the latest advances in lighting research, technology, and design to assure that students receive a “cutting-edge” lighting education.

The M.S. in Architectural Sciences with a concentration in lighting is housed within the Lighting Research Center (LRC), the world’s largest university-based research and education institution dedicated to lighting, which includes an expert faculty and staff of lighting researchers and designers. The concentration in lighting includes 24 credits of formal course work taken over two semesters and a six-credit culminating master’s project.

Concentration in Lighting Curriculum

Note: Any student intending to continue to the Ph.D. program must include ARCH 6810 Research Design Seminar (2 credits) in the Plan of Study before taking the candidacy exam.

The degree requires 30 credit hours.

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