Really nice course with very clear explanations of the principles of optical engineering and learn how to use ZEMAX Opticstudio to simulate your optical system
An excellent course that teaches you geometric optics and gets you started with ZEMAX. Some of the quizzes have typos/bugs in them, but this is a minor gripe.
創建者 Saad M•
Assignments are difficult and the auto-grader is a bit buggy. But the course content and the faculty is great
創建者 Stephanie A•
Excellent content and instruction. Difficult to get feedback on problems with software and quiz answer input.
創建者 Hicham F•
Great content and teacher.
The course evaluation needs some debugging and problems should be better explained.
創建者 Michael H•
Good course, beginning is a bit too elementary but later part is very educative.
創建者 Akila S U•
it is little advance and in my view not well explained
創建者 Luc T•
Challenging and good!
ok. a bit easy
創建者 Abigail M•
Informative but frustrating. I thought there would be more focus on OpticStudio, but this was only covered for one week. Dumb errors like repeatedly calling a "principal ray" (or axis) "principle" on powerpoint slides (potentially embarrassing for international students who might not know better)... Lots of quiz questions are ambiguously worded... Presenting equations as though systems in vacuum is a given... The pace of the course suddenly doubles in week five... I really think that this course would be drastically improved if it were accompanied by a lab of sorts that was more focused on OpticStudio -- giving the math a practical application that more closely mimics what the real industry looks like. Class could use a once-over to remove errors, ambiguities, and dated references (to websites, etc.).
創建者 Christopher O•
The lectures were pretty good and overall I learned a lot. A lot of bugs and QC issues though. Multiple errors in the notes, such as a wrong formula in an early lecture in Week 5 which is corrected later. This caused me to get a couple of homework problems wrong several times before finding the correct answer on another website.
Also, the UC Boulder website no longer works for some of the exercises they ask you to do to practice getting a feel for optical systems. It was built in Flash, i think, and it no longer works.
Also, my subscription to Zemax ended a week early, before I was done with the course.
Also the instructors don't respond to any posts in the discussion forum, even if they are unresolved by co-students.
創建者 Leslie C•
It gives a decent overview of optics. I did have former college courses that introduced me to optics, but there isn't enough practice material here. It seemed to just give the raw skeleton. I understand it's up to the student to learn and not to give us step by step guides to every question. But at least give us several optional practice problems with maybe a numerical solution so we can practice and figure out on our own.
創建者 Gema M•
Contents are good and the lecturer presents them in a clear way. Nevertheless, there is no response from the professors on the forum and the automatic grader doesn't work very well (it might give you a wrong answer just from rounding up). Solutions to the exercises should be provided at least once the quizzes are approved with 50%.
創建者 Mithra A•
Overall the content was good. And it provided an initial path on how to go about optical designing. I sometimes feel the course does not have enough support to clarify my doubts. A chat box where a course candidate can clarify the doubts will be of great help.
創建者 James D•
Good info - but assumes a decent working knowledge of optics. Learned quite a bit from the capstone project, but the exam was rough (lots of curveballs).
創建者 Tarek E•
It was not easy to pass the course as the materials given is not in the level of the assignments!
創建者 M S R•
This course took me months to complete because of messed up recognizing the answering system.
創建者 Pablo S•
If you are okay, that the videos only touch each subject but you are suppose to be a expert in the quizzes and especially in the capstone project, then this course is for you. But don't expect detailed explanations or enough practise, to go through the course with comfort! You will not finish the course because of the capstone project unless you have prior knowledge of the subject!
創建者 M M•
i want to un enroll the course