Since the establishaent of first speciality of optical instruaentation in Zhejiang University and Beijing Institute of Technology in the early 1950's, the great progress in optical engineering education has been aade in China . At present , aore than ten universities and colleges offer undergraduate and graduate prograas in optical engineering . Suaaary information of acadeaic institutions of higher engineering education that offer prograas in optical engineering is given in this paper.
With the execution of the open-door policy and of the refora in economic , scientific and technological sectors, optical engineering as like others is now undergoing a refora , exploration and evolution in China . This paper presents the change , challenge and
opportunity the institutions are facing . Taking Optical Engineering Departaent at Zhejiang
University as an example, the activities and measures adopted are described . Revised
undergraduate and graduate prograas are also illustrated in this paper.