Optical System & Sensors (OSS)

Synopsis at OSS

  • The OSS stream caters to students with a keen interest in the principles of optics, optical networks, and photonics
  • A substantial component of the curriculum at Algonquin College involves working on the optical network lab provided by CIENA where you have the opportunity to work with various optical systems like OC-3, OC-48, and more. At Algonquin, you also have access to countless free space optical components like Helium-Neon or Excimer lasers in the optics lab
  • This stream covers a varity of skills and topics such as:
    • Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics
    • Communication and Buisness skills
    • Optical technologies used at companies such as Nokia, Ciena and more
    • Optical component simulation and computer vision
    • Skills in C/C++, Java, Python, Assembly, and possibly more!
    • Numerous other opportunities are available!
  • Gain the valuable opportunity to work at renowned North American companies through the Cooperative Education program. For further insights into the workings of the Coop program at BIT, please visit our dedicated Cooperative page Cooperative page

Admission Requirements

To ascertain the precise prerequisites for program enrollment, we recommend referring to Carleton University's Admissions Page. This valuable resource provides comprehensive information tailored to your specific circumstances, encompassing prerequisite courses, grade cutoff ranges, and the application procedure. Ensure to consult the webpage for accurate and detailed requirements pertinent to your application.

Make sure to set Program of Interest to Information Technology under the Admission Requirements Section

Quick Links

Below are links to places where you can find important information about the OSS Stream at BIT:

  • Course Path - View a topology of the entire program in a flowchart format
  • Course List - View all the course information broken down by year
  • Course Outlines - View any course outlines from the program
  • Schedule - View a student timetable of the possible course timings you can take (Note: Timings are subject to change)