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Optical Theory


This course is intended for non-optical users who need or want to learn the basics of optical theory. 

In this course, you will get familiarized with some basic notions in optics that will allow you to understand how our simulation software work. 

You will learn about the different methods used to measure and analyze the visual spectrum such as radiometry, photometry and colorimetry, and how the human eye perceives light. 

You will also find a help sheet listing the formulas used to calculate light.

Learning Outcome

Upon completion of this course, you will:

  • Learn what is the light.

  • Know how the light interacts with the environment. 

  • Learn about the magnitudes in optics.

  • Know how the light and colors are perceived.



  • A technical education and background but an engineering degree is not required.

Target Audience: Non-Optical background users, Mechanical Engineers and Designers for automotive or lighting industries.

Teaching Method: Lectures Only

Learning Options: Training materials for this course are available with a ANSYS Learning Hub Subscription. If there is no active public schedule available, private training can be arranged. Please contact us.

Optical Theory



Agenda :

This is a day classroom course covering lectures. For virtual training, this course is covered over 4 x 2-hour sessions lectures only.

  • Virtual Classroom Session 1 / Live Classroom Day 1

    • Module 01: Light

    • Module 02: Basic Concepts

  • Virtual Classroom Session 2 / Live Classroom Day 1

    • Module 03: Radiometry and Photometry

  • Virtual Classroom Session 3 / Live Classroom Day 1

    • Module 04: Human Vision

  • Virtual Classroom Session 4 / Live Classroom Day 1

    • Module 05: Colorimetry

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