To be a regional hub in the field of Optical Engineering with prospects of growing into a world-wide research centre of excellence.
- To conduct cutting edge research in the area of Optical Engineering with international repute and recognition
- To support industrial research and development with emphasis in the areas of optical design, manufacturing and testing
- To train and nurture a pool of talented optical engineers to meet the increasing demands of this sector
- To excite a new breed of optineers (optical engineers) to the profession through outreach activities