Optical Engineer

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Optical engineers use their expertise in areas such as illumination and colour science to develop practical applications and solutions to design briefs and situation demands. They may perform assessments and collect measurement data which is shared within their multi-disciplinary team to design custom instrumentation. Areas of speciality for optical engineers include:

  • Signal and image processing
  • Communications and fibre optics
  • Defence and security
  • Electronic and medical imaging

Post-graduate qualifications are almost always necessary for job opportunities within this field.