• Code PHYS8750
  • Unit Value 6 to 12 units
  • Offered by Research School of Physics and Engineering
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Physics
  • Areas of interest Physics, Science, Engineering
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Marcus Doherty
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2019
    Second Semester 2019
    See Future Offerings

In this course, students focus on one aspect of quantum technology and gain specialist knowledge and skills under the supervision of a research or industry expert. For example, students may learn how to design, simulate, operate and/ or characterise a chosen quantum technology. Alternatively, students may investigate economic, security and/ or public policy implications of a chosen quantum technology. The course will typically involve a series of readings, technical instruction and problem solving tasks specified by a supervisor. Student learning will be assessed via a major report, learning logbook and performance, and a presentation. Students are to identify and engage a supervisor to tailor a learning plan to their interests and future research or industry aspirations. Students may complete this course multiple times as long as each instance is on a different aspect of quantum technology.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Investigate the key principles, concepts and applications of specific quantum technologies;
  2. Design, create, operate, simulate and/ or characterise specific quantum technologies or explain the economic, security and/ or public policy implications of specific quantum technologies;
  3. Develop advanced written communication and verbal communication skills.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Assessment will be based on: (null) [LO null]
  2. Learning logbook and performance 30% (LO 1, 2, 3) (30) [LO null]
  3. Report 50% (LO 1, 2, 3) (50) [LO null]
  4. Presentation 20% (LO 1, 2, 3) (20) [LO null]

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At least one one-hour supervisor consultation and up to 9 hours of reading/ technical work per week.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course, students must have been admitted into the MSc (Quantum Technology) program.

Prescribed Texts

None specified


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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 to 12 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
7.00 0.14583
8.00 0.16667
9.00 0.18750
10.00 0.20833
11.00 0.22917
12.00 0.25000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $640 per unit
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $910 per unit
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4615 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person View

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9622 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person View

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