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Following successful completion of a bachelor’s degree, a person might think about getting his or her master’s degree to work on enhancing possible career opportunities. These higher-level programs generally take a few years to complete and focus on in-depth study of a particular field.

What is an MSc in Optics? The classes associated with this program type tend to be heavily focused on science and very specific to the industry. In some cases, students can specialize for an even deeper focus. Examples of courses include optical engineering, photonics, image science, optical physics, biomedical photonics, photonic devices and materials, solar energy and systems, optical systems and advanced spectroscopy. Some programs may also have a student close to graduation participate in an internship to earn hands-on experience in this field.

Those who earn a Master of Science in Optics may also acquire additional skills, such as improved self-motivation and work ethic, as well as an enhanced ability to work in a team environment. Such skills can transfer to just about any industry and personal pursuit to help someone to perform better and more efficiently.

The cost of an MSc in Optics depends on several factors, such as the location of the school, the specific university and the format and length of the program. Students should take the time to research and talk to the colleges they are considering for detailed financial information.

Careers in this field may be in demand in many areas around the world. Once a person graduates, he or she may be eligible for many job paths, including assembly process engineer manager, applications manager, senior laser systems engineer, advanced laser systems section engineer, high-energy laser systems engineer or principal thin film process engineer. Some people may consider specializing in photonics and look for jobs such as bio-photonics specialist.

Possessing a master’s degree in this industry can aid in pursuing careers with better opportunities for advancement and financial incentives. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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4 Results in Optics

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg FAU

Advanced Optical Technologies ... [+]

Contents of the degree programme

Foundations of the first year of studies

Mathematics in Optics Foundations of Optics Foundations of Lasers Optical Systems and Applications Scientific techniques

Advanced lectures in six topics

Optical Metrology Optical Material Processing Optics in Medicine Optics in Communication and IT Optical Materials and Systems

Computational Optics

Occupational fields Medicine, information and communication technology, metrology, materials processing, software development, optical components. Scientific research and teaching International Semester(s) abroad (only available in German) Partner universities of the Faculty of Engineering Qualification requirements ... [-]
Germany Nuremberg
October 2019
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
ITMO University, St. Petersburg

The program focuses on professional competence development in the optical design area. It builds on the scientific bases of applied and computer optics, photonic technolo ... [+]

Optical Design

Objective of the Program: The program focuses on professional competence development in the optical design area. It builds on the scientific bases of applied and computer optics, photonic technologies, optoelectronics and CAD appliances.

Language: English

The program is focused: on applicants with an applicable Bachelor's degree, fluent in English and planning a future career in high-tech international companies, both in Russia and abroad.

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The double degree Master's program “Optical Design” aims to prepare world-class highly qualified experts in the growing field of optical engineering synthesizing scientific and professional expertise of ITMO University and Warsaw University of Technology (WUT) and providing students with an inbuilt mobility period at WUT.... [-]

Russia Saint Petersburg Finland Jyväskylä France Cachan  + 2 More
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Rochester

The Master of Science degree program in optics is designed to provide students who have a strong undergraduate preparation in physics or engineering with the knowledge an ... [+]

M.S. Optics

The Master of Science degree program in optics is designed to provide students who have a strong undergraduate preparation in physics or engineering with the knowledge and skills to contribute to state-of-the-art optics research and development. A number of options are available within the general degree requirements to satisfy the needs of students with a variety of goals in mind:

Coursework M.S. (2 semesters)
 - Standard option


Students wishing to get a basic training in optics to enter an industrial or governmental laboratory can obtain that training in as little as nine months (two semesters) by taking 30 hours of coursework and writing a Final Essay (15 pages). These courses provide the student with broad knowledge of the field of optics and its applications.... [-]

USA New York
September 2019
Campus
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

The Unit of Electro-Optical and Photonics Engineering (EOPE) was established in 2000 with the vision that the 21st century will depend as much on photonics as the 20th ce ... [+]

The Electro-Optical and Photonics Engineering Unit

The Unit of Electro-Optical and Photonics Engineering (EOPE) was established in 2000 with the vision that the 21st century will depend as much on photonics as the 20th century depended on electronics. It is dedicated to research and education in electro-optical and photonics engineering and is currently the only department in Israel authorized to grant graduate degrees (MSc and Ph.D.) in electro-optical engineering. The Unit’s multidisciplinary research places it at the vanguard of the optics and photonics community, both nationally and internationally. Cutting-edge research is conducted in the areas of remote sensing; atmospheric optics; fiber-optic biosensors; nano-plasmonics; integrated nano-photonics; super-resolution microscopy; image processing; computer vision; display systems; 3D imaging and display; computational optical sensing and imaging; compressive imaging, biomedical optics; liquid crystal devices for sensing and imaging; hyperspectral imaging; THz and MMW imaging; optical glass/fibers; opto-electronic devices; photovoltaics, and more.... [-]

Israel Be'er Sheva
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus