Home / Academic Education / PhD in Optical Sciences
The PhD in Optical Sciences has the objective of generating human resources that participate in the development of science and technology in the field of Optics as researchers of the highest quality and level within their field of competence, with the mission of generating new knowledge and collaborate in the progress of basic and applied science.
The program consists of 48 months divided in 12 terms. The distribution of courses enables the students to study the core curriculum during the first 2 periods, which will serve as the basis for the development of their research project during the rest of the program.
This program started in 1987 and is recognized by CONACYT's National Program of Quality Graduate Studies (Programa Nacional de Posgrados de Calidad, or PNPC) with the "International Competition" level until 2022. Additionally, it is a dual degree program with the PhD of Science in Electro-Optics of the University of Dayton (USA). The students who accomplish the requirements and had developed an outstanding academic profile are candidates to be registered in this dual program.
Detailed information of our Doctoral program:
Admission Profile: A Master of Science (Optics, Physics, Mathematics) or of Engineering (Electronics, Mechanics, Systems, Chemistry, Electricity) or related graduate programs.
Graduate profile: A student graduating from the PhD in Science (Optics) program is a scientist with initiative and creativity that allow him to generate new knowledge in the field of Optics and develop innovative solutions to problems in his field of expertise, as well as to contribute to the development and training of human resources that are highly specialized in science and technology; he also has skills to create, program and manage Optics-related software. Besides, such a scientist shows leadership and independence attitudes that enable him to organize and lead research groups, in addition to being endowed with the necessary skills for scientific communication, both in writing and speaking, as well as for teaching and dissemination of science. As a result of his training, he displays intellectual openness attitudes that allow him to adapt to the changing circumstances of his professional activity.
Impacting four major sectors: Energy, Health, Manufacture and Food.
Program coordinator: Norberto Arzate Plata PhD, Academic Director
Phone: (477) 441 42 00, ext. 222, 320 y 403
Last Update: February 18, 2020