Photonics, Optics and Microelectronics Technical Bootcamp (Transition into Employment) Level 3
This essential course is for those looking to enter the optical electronics and microelectronics sector.
Fundamentally, you will have been employed in a completely different sector with minimal experience of optical electronics and microelectronics. You should have some understanding of engineering process and/or a willingness to learn new skills.
This course, at introduction level, could lead to employment and/or an apprenticeship within the sector. Ultimately, allowing you to progress within this fast-developing Hi-Tech sector.
Delivery of this course will be onsite at the Hi Tech & Digital Centre, South Devon College Paignton Campus.
- You should have a genuine interest in this subject
Nature and Properties of light covers the wave and particle properties of light, light interactions, and fundamentals of laboratory safety
Optical handling and positioning cover bulk optical materials and their properties, optical coatings and methods of coating deposition, laboratory mountings, positioning equipment, surface quality of optical components, inspection methods and procedures, and the care and cleaning of optics
Light sources and laser safety covers important properties of non-laser and laser light sources, non-laser light sources, concepts of laser safety, and laser safety standards and safety classifications
Basic geometrical optics cover the laws of reflection and refraction, image formation with mirrors, and image formation with lenses
Basic physical optics covers light waves and their interaction with various objects in interference, diffraction and polarisation processes
Principles of lasers cover the generation of laser light, optical cavities and modes, laser beam characteristics, and a brief survey of different types of lasers
Please choose your preferred study option below (subject to change).
This course costs: £
If the amount shown is more than £0.00 and you are aged 19 and over at the start of the course, you may have options to help fund your studies with us. The funding you can receive depends on your personal circumstances, and could mean you are entitled to fully subsidised or reduced tuition fees.
This course is fully funded for 16-18 year olds (if applicable to the course).
You may also be entitled to support with travel, childcare and equipment.
To find out exactly what you could receive, contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380 123 for a free, impartial appointment, with no commitment necessary.
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