Engineering Bachelor’s Program with a Concentration in Optical Engineering Curriculum Overview

A student in the optical engineering program will learn a core foundation of engineering skills providing him with a breadth of engineering skills applicable to many disciplines. In addition he/she will obtain in depth specialized knowledge in the design of optical instrumentation, laser design, metrology, optical communications technology, and modern photonic devices applicable to areas ranging from medicine to computing.

By the end of this program, you will be able to:

  • Design optical imaging systems
  • Perform precision optical measurements
  • Build a simple fiber optics communications system
  • Evaluate the performance of different laser systems

Sample Core Course Topics Include:

  • Geometric Optics
  • Physical Optics
  • Laser Design and Engineering
  • Modern Optics Laboratory

Sample Elective Course Topics Include:

  • Guided Wave Optics
  • Nonlinear Optics
  • Advanced Laser Applications
  • Quantum Optics

A full list of concentrations and specific courses are available in the academic catalog.