Systems Technology
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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Constructed Environments
Department: Lighting Design
Course Number: PGLT 5116
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Design Research
This course surveys various building systems beyond lighting, the interrelationship between these systems and light. Major topics include electrical theory and practice, codes, control systems, energy management and testing procedures. The course also covers thermal issues, including luminaire performance, regulatory requirements, overall building performance, and systems integration.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Pre-requisite(s): none. Open to: Masters degree in Lighting Design majors, Masters degree in Interior Design and Lighting Design Double Degree majors, and Masters degree in Architecture and Lighting Design Dual Degree majors; others by permission.


Open to Lang/Parsons BA/BFA students.

Open to Parsons School of Design students.


Open to Graduate students.


Open to Architecture/Lighting Design students.

Open to Lighting Design students.

Open to Interior/Lighting Design students.