Celebrating Over 10 Years of Optics Courses
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An increasing amount of today’s consumer, industrial, and business products incorporate optomechanical systems. These are essential to virtually every industry, including defense, medical, clean energy, nanotechnology, automotive, electronics, communications, entertainment, computers, and consumer products.
The Optical Engineering track addresses the growing demand for skilled professionals who can conceptualize, design, and manufacture optical components and systems. This track emphasizes lens design, radiometry (sources, optics, and detectors), and optical systems engineering.
The Optical Instrument Design track places more of an emphasis on the optomechanical design and manufacturing of components and instruments.
Register for a membership with the Optical Society of Southern California (OSSC) to receive a 15% discount on Optics Certificate Program courses.
Who Should Enroll
The Optical Engineering track gives students the skills and experience needed to enter this growing field. The program will benefit entry and mid-level professionals who need to broaden their knowledge and improve their career options in this high-demand area.
The Optical Instrument Design track also benefits entry and mid-level professionals, with an emphasis on a wider range of optomechanical and instrument design skills.
In addition, UCI also offers elective courses to provide an opportunity to develop specialized skills related to professional needs or personal interests.
Occupational summary for Engineers in the U.S.
Source: Lightcast™ 2022
Annual Job Openings
Salary for Highly Experienced Professionals
(Median Salary $101k)