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Photonics Science and Engineering Overview

Think about where you see the use of light in daily life – from the displays on your cell phone to the sophistocated technology needed to make the smartphone “smart”, photonics uses light to transmit, transfer, and store information. It’s an enabling technology, finding application is almost every industry and in many consumer products: Energy efficient lighting, cameras, satellite imagery, additive manufacturing, laser surgery, sensing, communication, entertainment, and much more.

Photonic Engineers apply scientific principles, incorporate lightbased technologies, and exhibit creativity to solve problems that benefit society.

Course Requirements

For complete information on the degree program, see the UCF Undergraduate Catalog.