2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Optical Engineering, Bachelor of Science

The Optical Engineering program was established in fall 2003 for the purpose of addressing diversity and high-tech workforce needs in Hampton Roads, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the United States. The curriculum offers emphasis in optical materials, photonics, optoelectronics, and optical communications.

Summary of Graduation Requirements

Subject Area Credits
General Education Core 40
Major Engineering Requirements 54
Mathematics and Science 34
Total Credit Hours 128

Curriculum

Plan of Study Grid
First YearCredits
EEN 100 Introduction to Engineering 3
EEN 102 Eng Use Computers 3
ENG 101 College English I 3
ENG 102 College English II 3
MTH 184 Calculus I 1 4
XXX XXXSocial Science (Tier) 3
PED 100 Fundametals of Fitness for Life 1
CHM 210 General Chemistry for Engineers 1 3
EEN 211 Material Science & Engineering,Material Science 3
EEN 101 Engineering Problem Solving 2
SEM 101
SEM 102
Spartan Seminar 101
and Spartan Seminar 102
2
 Credits30
Second Year
PHY 160 University Physics I 1 4
PHY 160L University Physics Laboratory I 1 1
PHY 161 University Physics II 4
PHY 161L University Physics Laboratory II 1
MTH 251 Calculus II 4
MTH 252 Calculus III 4
OEN 200 Geometric & Instr Optics 3
OEN 200L Geometric & Instr Optics Lab 1
OEN 290 Optical Engineering Seminar I 1
XXX XXXHumanities (Tier) 3
XXX XXXCultural Social Science (Tier) 3
ENG 285 Public Speaking 3
HED 100 Personal and Community Health 2
SEM 201 Spartan Seminar 201 1
 Credits35
Third Year
OEN 201 Physical and Instrumental Optics 3
OEN 201L Physical and Instrumental Optics Lab 1
MTH 300 Linear Algebra 3
MTH 372 Differential Equations 3
OEN 320 Optical Systems Analysis 3
OEN 340 Lasers and Photonics 3
OEN 340L Laser and Photonics Lab 1
OEN 360 Introduction to Optical Materials 3
EEE 201 Electrical Network Theory I 3
EEE 201L Electrical Network Theory I 1
EEN 311 Engineering Economics 3
OEN 390 Optical Engineering Seminar II 1
EEE 203 Electronic Principles 3
XXX XXXCultural Humanities 3
 Credits34
Fourth Year
MTH 351 Probability & Statistics I 3
OEN 380 Introduction to Quantum Optics 3
OEN 460 Optical Communications I 3
OEN 460L Optical Communication I Laboratory 1
EEN 321 Electromagnetic Field Theory 3
OEN 490 Senior Seminar 1
OEN 498 Senior Project ! 3
OEN 499 Senior Project II 3
XXX XXXEngineering Restrictive Elective 3
XXX XXXTechnical Elective 3
XXX XXXEngineering Restrictive Elective 3
 Credits29
 Total Credits128

The Technical Elective may be chosen from the 300 level or above courses in math, computer science, chemistry, physics or engineering.