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Undergraduate Program

BS in Optical Engineering - Program Outcomes

All students completing the University of Rochester’s bachelor of science degree in optical engineering will:

  • Have a strong understanding of the fundamental science, mathematics, and processes that underlie optical engineering.
  • Be able to apply these fundamentals to practical problems in optical engineering.
  • Be able to combine optical components, mechanical fixturing, electronic equipment, and computers in order to perform experiments and optical tests.
  • Be able to analyze measurements using appropriate theoretical models and error analysis.
  • Be capable of designing and validating optical systems subject to external constraints.
  • Possess effective teamwork skills for solving technical problems and delivering final products.
  • Be able to communicate ideas and research findings effectively in written reports, oral presentations, and graphical summaries.
  • Appreciate the ethical, societal, environmental, and life-long-learning responsibilities of engineering professionals.