Master of Science in Quantum Technology(Advanced option available)

Study Quantum Technology at ANU

Want to change society and assist in the transition to the new age of Quantum Science? Dig into the frontier of quantum technology, covering topics such as unbreakable cryptography, faster computers and quantum phenomena with the Master of Science in Quantum Technology.

The Quantum Age is upon us, with huge investments from government and industry domestically and internationally. It will require a new set of skills that this course provides, giving you a wide array of prospects once you finish. Combine your passion with a diverse series of courses available combined with both individual and group coursework and research projects.

What you'll learn

Master of Quantum Technology

The Master of Science in Quantum Technology offers a variety of courses covering noise and measurement, quantum mechanics, imaging methods and systems, programming for scientists, quantum industry, and rapid prototyping and systems integration.

Through this program you will also develop a critical understanding of the role of Science in Society, a vital skill that will enable you to identify, communicate and respond to societal needs and global challenges.

 

Identify appropriate mathematical and statistical techniques to apply to data

 

Evaluate physical quantities efficiently using 'back-of-the-envelope' techniques

 

Solve the Schroedinger equation to obtain wave functions for basic types of energy

 

Apply your knowledge of measurement systems and instrumentation to problems

 

Analyse a measurement system and evaluate the reliability of an instrument

 

Make reasons arguments to validate or criticise ideas and to fact check

 

Design a new venture concept and an innovative business model to implement it

 

Describe the basic Hilbert space structures describing all quantum field theories

Advanced program

The Advanced program provides you with the opportunity to extend your practical, coursework experience in precision quantum technology with the development and implementation of a research projects supervised by an academic. You will be required to develop expertise in a nominated area through independent research and completion of a dissertation. It is particularly relevant to those who wish to benefit from the research strengths of ANU.

What it's like to study Quantum Technology

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From spy thrillers to laser beams: quantum encryption is coming

Australia’s burgeoning quantum industry, alone, is expected to generate more than $4 billion a year in revenue and 16,000 jobs by 2040.

National Computational Infrastructure

Access the Southern Hemisphere’s most highly-integrated supercomputer and filesystems, Australia’s highest performance research cloud, and one of the nation’s largest data catalogues—all supported by an expert team.

Crystal clear future for quantum computing

The effort to build a quantum computer has been called the “space race of the 21st Century”. And physicists from ANU are getting ready for take-off.

 Virtual tour

Explore ANU science places, classrooms, laboratories and more through our interactive virtual tour.

Meet some of your teachers

Dr Sean Hodgman

Dr Sean Hodgman

Sean's research is primarily on experimental ultracold atoms and degenerate quantum gases in optical lattices, using them to form analogue quantum simulators for many body quantum systems, conduct quantum atom optics experiments and study fundamental atomic physics.

Professor Joseph Hope

Joe is an ARC Future Fellow who leads a theory group focussing on many aspects of quantum theory. He investigates atom lasers, BEC, quantum memories, atom-light entanglement and quantum field theoretical techniques. He is also interested in feedback-based control of atom lasers and other high-dimensional quantum systems.

Quantum Technology careers

A masters degree specialising in quantum technology provides you with the skills to pursue a career at the forefront of the emerging quantum industry, including quantum computing, quantum communication, quantum metrology, policy surrounding quantum technologies or further study. ANU has a strong reputation in the field of quantum science, meaning our graduates are highly sought-after and go on to find interesting careers in a range of areas. A Master of Science in Quantum Technology (Advanced) can also lead to a PhD.

Fees & scholarships

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Visit the handbook to see indicative fees and Commonwealth supported places for this degree.

Scholarships: Scholarships

ANU offers many scholarships both to overcome disadvantage and to recognise academic merit.

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How to apply

Understand the entry requirements

  1. Check domestic admission dates on the ANU Study website.
  2. Check admission requirements and deadlines for this degree on the Handbook website. Read the requirements carefully to make sure you understand them.
  3. You must also meet the University's English language admission requirements.

Gather supporting documents

If you graduated from an Australian university, UAC will be able to access your results in most cases. However, you may be asked to provide transcripts or other documentation, so it is a good idea to prepare your records just in case.

You can still apply before you complete your bachelor degree if you are in your final year, and you must advise UAC in your application. You may need to provide a copy of your academic transcript directly to UAC as soon as you complete your degree. UAC will provide instructions during the application process.

Submit an application

Start your application on the Universities Admissions Centre website.

Receive an offer

All offers are made through UAC and are released on a rolling basis. You can access your offers and correspondence by logging into your UAC account.

Accept your offer

Once you receive an offer it is very important that you accept it to ensure your place at ANU is reserved.

Understand the entry requirements

  1. Check international admission dates on the ANU Study website.
  2. Check admission requirements and deadlines for this degree on the Handbook website. Read the requirements carefully to make sure you understand them.
  3. You must also meet the University's English language admission requirements.

Prepare entry requirements & support documents

When you apply to ANU, you must be prepared to provide specific documents that we need to assess your application.

Submit your application

Start your application on the ANU Admissions website.

Receive an offer

There are three assessment rounds in each semester. Applying in the first round will give you three opportunities to be assessed and accepted, giving you the best chance of being offered a place at ANU.

Accept your offer

Accept the offer and enrol at ANU!

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