Optical Engineering Program Educational Objectives

Within a few years of graduation, optical engineering graduates will have

  • Established successful careers as optical engineers and received recognition as emerging leaders in government, industry and academia
  • Created viable solutions through the application of their knowledge base and capacity for communicating ideas effectively to advance the state-of-the-art
  • Demonstrated continuous professional development and pursued advanced-study opportunities


Optical Engineering Program Student Outcomes

The Optical Engineering program will demonstrate that their graduates have:

    1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering
    2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
    3. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
    4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
    5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
    6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
    7. an ability to communicate effectively
    8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
    9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
    10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
    11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice


Optical Engineering Program Enrollment and Graduation Data

 Academic YearEnrollment*Degrees Awarded
2020-2021 2 2
2019-2020 8 4
2018-2019 12 1

*Fall headcount is given.

Note:  The Optical Engineering undergraduate degree program no longer accepts students.  The degree will be terminated at the end of the 2021-2022 academic year.