Courses related to topics within SPIE Optics + Photonics

The course offerings will give you the technical training you need to excel in your field

Get training onsite and connect with colleagues

SPIE will offer courses in San Diego. Join us onsite for in-person training, meet the instructor, and connect with your peers.

Created by experts, SPIE courses are designed to expand professional knowledge and skills.

Topics include optomechanics, optical design, optical alignment, fabrication, deep learning and more.

Course instructor at SPIE Optics + Photonics

Interested in becoming an SPIE instructor? Propose a course.


We are now accepting course proposals for the 2023 Optics + Photonics event. Please send a proposed Course description to education@spie.org

The course proposal submission deadline is  1 February 2023.

For more information about becoming an SPIE instructor please see our instructor guidelines.

Featured instructors from past courses


Julie Bentley

Professor, The Institute of Optics,
Univ. of Rochester

Jessica DeGroote Nelson

Senior Director of Optical Product Development,
Edmund Optics Inc.

Richard Youngworth

Founder and Chief Engineer,
Riyo LLC

Kenneth Castle

Sr. Optical Engineer
Ruda-Cardinal, Inc

Discounts and more information and member discounts


15% off for SPIE Regular Members
50% off for SPIE Student Members

For more information:

Contact education@spie.org