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Master of Science (Advanced) in Quantum Technology

A single two year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Science

VSCQT
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Physics
  • Academic contact
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Physics
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

The Master of Science (Advanced) in Quantum Technology degree requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of:

12 units from completion of courses from the following list:

PHYS6711 Fundamentals of Noise and Measurement

PHYS8751 Quantum Technology

A minimum of 6 units from completion of courses from the following list:

PHYS6013 Quantum Mechanics

PHYS6101 Advanced Quantum Mechanics

12 units from completion of Science and Society Courses from the following list:

PHYS6205 Physics for Future Leaders

PHYS8752 Quantum Industries

A minimum of 12 units from completion of courses from the following list:

PHYS8750 Special Topics in Quantum Technology (can be taken multiple times up to a maximum of 24 units)

12 units from the completion of Courses from the following list:

PHYS6701 Rapid Prototyping and Systems Integration (which must be taken twice in consecutive semesters)

A maximum of 18 units from completion of Quantum Technology elective courses.

PHYS6032 Condensed Matter Physics

PHYS8721 Advanced Imaging Methods and Systems

EMSC8722 Advanced Detector Systems

ENGN6223 Control Systems

MATH6111 Scientific Computing

COMP6730 Programming for Scientists

MGMT7161 Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation

MGMT7165 Innovation

MGMT7020 Technology and Project Management

24 units from the following research component (which must be taken over consecutive semesters if taken part-time)

PHYS8000 Masters Research Project

 

Students must achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark in the initial 48 units of coursework and have the approval of the supervisor for the research project to continue to the research component.

 

 

 

 

Master Research

Masters (Advanced) program that meets this requirement through the substantial research-based project

Master Research Training

The program requires 24 units of research project, carried out on an individual basis with an academic supervisor at the ANU and assessed through a written thesis of approximately 50 pages and a final oral presentation.  

Study Options

Year 1 48 units PHYS6101 Advanced Quantum Mechanics 6 units OR PHYS6013; PHYS6711 Fundamentals of Noise and Measurement 6 units PHYS6701 Rapid Prototyping and Systems Integration 6 units Quantum Technology Elective course 6 units
PHYS8751 Quantum Technology 6 units PHYS8752 Quantum Industry 6 units PHYS6701 Rapid Prototyping and Systems Integration 6 units PHYS6205 Physics for Future Leaders 6 units
Year 2 PHYS8750 Special Topics in Quantum Technology 6 to 12 units PHYS8750 Special Topics in Quantum Technology 6 to 12 units Quantum Technology Elective course 6 units Quantum Technology Elective course 6 units
PHYS8000 Masters Research Project 12 to 24 units

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent

  • with a grade point average of at least 5.5/7
  • with at least 8 courses in the field of Physics and/or Engineering and/or Mathematics (minimum grade point average of 5.5/7 in these subjects)


Students must achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark in the initial 48 units of coursework and have the approval of the supervisor for the research project to continue to the research component.

 

English Language Requirements

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.

 

Assessment of Qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met. Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework: www.aqf.edu.au

ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.

Cognate Disciplines

Physics, Engineering, Mathematics

Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$30,720.00

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$43,680.00

For further information on International Tuition Fees see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments/international-tuition-fees

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Quantum technologies such as computing, metrology and communications have the potential to vastly change our world, as they push us towards the Quantum Age. By exploiting quantum phenomena, society-changing technologies such as unbreakable cryptography or exponentially faster computers are poised to become a reality. Recently, many of these technologies have matured to the point that a commercial quantum industry is emerging. This has been met with huge investments from government and industry, both domestically and internationally.

The coming Quantum Age will require a technically-skilled workforce to serve the needs of this new and rapidly evolving industry. There will also be an increased demand for knowledge of the field within government, defence, finance, professional services and related sectors. This program equips you with the required skills and knowledge of the scientific, technical, business and societal aspects of quantum technology to be highly competitive in the emerging quantum industries of the present day and of the future.

This Advanced program incorporates a research project and thesis.

 

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

This program is available for applications to commence from First Semester, 2019

Learning Outcomes

  1. demonstrate high level knowledge of quantum technologies;
  2. apply their knowledge of quantum technology to new problems;
  3. interpret, synthesize and critically analyse published literature of relevance to quantum technology;
  4. demonstrate theoretical and practical skills relevant to techniques and research methodology in quantum technology;
  5. critically analyse data within quantum technologies to reach independent conclusions
  6. independently perform experimental or theoretical work, interpret and analyse results, write reports and collate data into a thesis;
  7. demonstrate a critical understanding of science in society;
  8. clearly communicate theory and results in both written and oral formats 

Research Strengths

Masters (Advanced) program that meets this requirement through the substantial research-based project

Inherent Requirements

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