optical engineer


Optical engineers design and develop different industrial applications with optics. They have knowledge of light, light transmission principles, and optics in order to design engineering specs of equipment such as microscopes, lenses, telescopes, and other optical devices.

Alternative label

  • optical engineering expert

  • optical engineering specialist

  • optical engineering consultant

  • optic engineer

  • optical technology engineering consultant

  • optical technology engineering adviser

  • optical technology engineer

  • optical engineering adviser

  • optical technology engineering expert

  • optics engineer

  • optical technology engineering specialist

Regulatory aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/single-market/services/free-movement-professionals/qualifications-recognition_en


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