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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
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Physics
  • Academic contact
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • 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 Solid State 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

At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry. 


Applicants must present a Bachelor degree or international equivalent

  • with a grade point average of at least 5.5/7.0
  • with at least 8 courses in the field of Physics and/or Engineering and/or Mathematics (minimum grade point average of 5.5/7.0 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.


Cognate Disciplines

Physics, Engineering, Mathematics


In line with the university's admissions policy and strategic plan, an assessment for admission may include competitively ranking applicants on the basis of specific academic achievement, English language proficiency and diversity factors. 


Academic achievement & English language proficiency

The minimum academic requirement for full entry and enrolment is a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.5/7.0. 


However, applicants will first be ranked on a GPA ('GPA1') that is calculated using all but the last semester (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes. 

If required, ranking may further be confirmed on the basis of: 

• a GPA ('GPA2') calculated on the penultimate and antepenultimate semesters (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes; and/or

• demonstrating higher-level English language proficiency. 

Prior to enrolment in this ANU program, all students who gain entry will have their Bachelor degree reassessed, to confirm minimum requirements were met.


Diversity factors

As Australia’s national university, ANU is global representative of Australian research and education. ANU endeavours to recruit and maintain a diverse and deliberate student cohort representative not only of Australia, but the world. In order to achieve these outcomes, competitive ranking of applicants may be adjusted to ensure access to ANU is a reality for brilliant students from countries across the globe.


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
$32,256.00

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

Annual indicative fee for international students
$46,080.00

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.

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

Information on inherent requirements is currently not available for this program.

Academic Advice

The first step to enrolling in your new program is to seek academic advice in order to discuss the courses you will be studying. This is done by making an appointment to meet with the program convener (details below).

Your academic advice session is a great opportunity to discuss with the convener the direction in which you want your studies to go. The convener will be able to advise you about course selection and content of courses that you will undertake as part of your program. Ideally you should bring along a copy of your academic record/academic transcripts as these will greatly assist your convener when giving you course advice.

To book an appointment you can:

Email: Sean.Hodgman@anu.edu.au 

Phone: 02 6125 4537

Please also bring along your Planning Your Program document that is available from the enrolment website and your Postgraduate coursework checklist for new students. These documents will help you plan your degree and assist you with finalising your enrolment. 

Further enrolment information can also be found here.

An indicative list of courses offered by Science can be found here.

Please follow each step and read through the additional information in the pdf guides, especially the ISIS enrolment guide in Step 2 and the How to enrol guide for new students in Step 3.

If you have any issues enrolling yourself through ISIS please contact us on 02 6125 2809 or email science.enquiries@anu.edu.au

Do you want to talk to someone before enrolling? Contact Science Enquiries at science.enquiries@anu.edu.au

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