Laser and Optical Engineering Major

Description: A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of optical systems, lasers and related electronic devices. Includes instruction in wave theory and mechanics, electromagnetic applications, linear and non-linear optics, photon detecting, laser beam properties, directed energy, harmonic generation, optical systems, shielding and the design and implementation of related systems and equipment.

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Laser and Optical Engineering Major

What Courses Do Laser and Optical Engineering Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Laser and Optical Engineering majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Electrical Systems
  • Electromagnetic Applications
  • Electronic Components
  • Mathematics
  • Optical Systems