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Master of Science in Quantum Technology


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 from Australia's national university.

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.

Key facts

  • #1 in Australia for Physics and Astronomy (QS 2022)

  • 2 years full time

  • Semester 1 & 2 intake

  • Access to state-of-the-art facilities

  • Prior learning recognised

  • #1 in Australia for graduate employability (Times Higher Education)

World class facilities

Access an array of world class national research facilities at the Research School of Physics and Engineering.


Advanced program

Extend your practical, coursework experience in quantum technology with the development and implementation of a research project and thesis.

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Program details

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.

What you will learn

  • 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.


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.

The Australian National University has been ranked as the top university for graduate employability in Australia in the Global University Employability Ranking 2020. As a student at ANU, you gain access to the ANU CareerHub – an online career development and employability tool that includes a jobs board and careers resources. You also have access to drop-in chats with a career consultant and to attend our career fairs to meet potential employers.

Learning experience

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Fees & scholarships


Please visit the Programs and Courses website for information about fees.

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Whether you are looking for financial support to start your studies at ANU or help to move away from home for the first time, we have scholarship opportunities for you and your situation.


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

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.

How to apply

Understand the how to apply steps

Visit the international postgraduate applications page to prepare for your application to ANU.

International postgraduate applications

Understand the how to apply steps

Visit the domestic postgraduate applications page to prepare for your application to ANU.

Domestic postgraduate applications

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