University of North Carolina at Charlotte

University of North Carolina - Charlotte

Optical Science and Engineering


Department of Chemistry, Burson Bldg. Room 200, UNC Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28223

Charlotte, NC 28223

United States


1-704-547-3366 or 70

Program Information

Degree Offered:

M.S. Degree - Optical Science and Engineering, Ph.D. Degree - Optical Science and Engineering

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Optical Science and Engineering are interdisciplinary involving primarily four science and engineering departments and two Centers [Physics & Optical Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Chemistry, and Mechanical Engineering & Engineering Science, the Center for Optoelectronics & Optical Communications, and the Center for Precision Metrology.] The program is administered through the Department of Physics & Optical Science. The purpose of the program is to educate scientists and engineers who will develop the next generation of optical technology. The program emphasizes basic and applied interdisciplinary education and research in the following specialties in optics: • Microoptics and nanophotonics • Fiber and integrated optics • Optoelectronic materials and devices • Biomedical optics • Optical interferometry and metrology • Optical fabrication • Nanoscale imaging and spectroscopy • Adaptive optics • Optical communication • Novel light-matter interactions • Quantum optics • Optical sensors and measurements


UNC Charlotte is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master’s, and doctorate degrees.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999