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College of Science, Engineering and Technology

College of Science, Engineering, and Technology

Engineering Graduate Programs

Optical Engineering
Master's course curriculum

Students pursuing the Master of Science in Optical Engineering must successfully complete a graduate core curriculum which include the following:

Core (Required) Graduate Courses

OEN 525 Mathematics for Optical Engineering 3 credit hrs
OEN 520 Optical Design and Instrumentation 3 credit hrs
OEN 540 Lasers and Photonics 3 credit hrs
OEN 590 Research Methods 1 credit hr
OEN 530 Optical Materials 3 credit hrs
OEN 561 Optical Communications I 3 credit hrs
OEN 580 Quantum Mechanics 3credit hrs

Students may choose a Master’s degree program with or without the thesis option. If a student chooses to complete the M.S. degree without a thesis, a minimum of 30 semester hours of course work must be completed. If a student chooses to complete the M.S. degree with a thesis, then the student must complete 24 credit hours of course work and 6 credit hours devoted to thesis research. Once the core graduate courses are successfully completed, a student may select from the optical materials track and/or the Opto-electronics track to complete the Master’s degree in Optical Engineering.


Optical Materials Track

MATS 535 Electron and Photonic Materials 3 credit hrs
MATS 575 Instrumentation for Materials Science 3 credit hrs
MATS 610 Special Topics I 3 credit hrs
MATS 533 Polymers and Polymer-based Composite Materials 3 credit hrs
OEN 698 Master's Thesis 3 credit hrs

Opto-electronics Track

EEN 661 Optics and Lasers 3 credit hrs
EEN 621 Electromagnetic Field Theory 3 credit hrs
OEN 630 Opto-electronic Devices 3 credit hrs
OEN 650 Micro-electromechanical Systems 3 credit hrs
ONE 690 Applied Optics and Research Seminar 3 credit hrs
PHY 653 Solid State Physics 3 credit hrs
OEN 698 Master's Thesis 3 credit hrs