• Offered by Research School of Physics
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Physics
  • Areas of interest Physics, Science, Engineering
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Aaron Tranter
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2023
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This course will introduce students to the quantum industry. Through a series of workshop discussions with representatives for quantum research and industry, and related areas, students will explore the current and future landscape of quantum research and industry, survey innovation and business practices, identify business and employment opportunities, appreciate the broader implications of quantum technologies and establish a professional network. Students will perform an in-depth case study of one aspect of the industry. For example, a quantum technology company or a major consumer of quantum technologies or the security/ economic implications of quantum technologies. When possible, the course will culminate with students presenting the findings of their case studies to a forum of research and industry representatives as part of a networking function.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Critique the current state and future direction of domestic and international quantum research and industry;
  2. Appraise innovation and business practices, potential markets, funding sources, security and regulatory implications and other forces shaping quantum research and industry;
  3. Establish a professional network in quantum research and industry;
  4. Formulate opportunities for innovation, funding and future employment;
  5. Develop advanced written communication and verbal communication skills.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Workshop Journal (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  2. Industry case study (50) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  3. Presentation (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]

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The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the semester including:

• Face-to face component which may consist of 2 x 2 hour workshops per week.

• Approximately 82 hours of self directed study which will include preparation for lectures and other assessment tasks.

Inherent Requirements

To be determined

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course, students must have completed PHYS6013 or PHYS6101 or an equivalent approved by the program convenor, and MGMT7165 Innovation. Students must also have either completed PHYS8751 or are undertaking it as a co-requisite.

Prescribed Texts

No prescribed texts.


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
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Unit value:
6 units

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2023 $4320
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2023 $6180
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5925 24 Jul 2023 31 Jul 2023 31 Aug 2023 27 Oct 2023 In Person View

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