- Length 2 year full-time
- Minimum 96 Units
- Academic plan NSCQT
- Post Nominal MSciQuanTech
- CRICOS code 099252F
Mode of delivery
- In Person
Field of Education
- Academic contact
The Master of Science in Quantum Technology degree requires the completion of 96 units, of which:
A minimum of 24 units must come from completion of 8000-level courses.
The 96 units must consist of:
24 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:
PHYS6500 Optical Physics (6 units)
PHYS6701 Rapid Prototyping (6 units)
PHYS8702 Prototyping and Systems Integration (6 units)
PHYS8751 Quantum Technology (6 units)
A minimum of 12 units from completion of the following integrative course
PHYS8750 Masters Special Topics in Physics (can be taken multiple times as one or multiple topics up to a maximum of 24 units)
12 units from completion of the following Science and Society courses:
PHYS6205 Physics for Future Leaders (6 units)
PHYS8752 Quantum Industry (6 units)
A minimum of 6 units from the following Quantum Mechanics courses
PHYS6013 Quantum Mechanics (6 units)
PHYS6101 Advanced Quantum Mechanics (6 units)
A minimum of 18 units from completion of Quantum Technology elective courses from the following list:
COMP6670 Introduction to Machine Learning (6 units)
COMP6730 Programming for Scientists (6 units)
EMSC8712 Electronics and Data Analysis (6 units)
ENGN6223 Control Systems (6 units)
MATH6111 Scientific Computing (6 units)
MATH6114 Number Theory and Cryptography (6 units)
MGMT7020 Technology and Project Management (6 units)
MGMT7161 New Venture Creation (6 units)
MGMT7165 Innovation (6 units)
PHYS6020 Thermal and Statistical Physics (6 units)
PHYS6032 Solid State Physics (6 units)
PHYS6102 Advanced Electromagnetism (6 units)
PHYS6502 Photonic Sensing Systems (6 units)
PHYS6711 Fundamentals of Noise and Measurement (6 units)
PHYS8301 Applied Mathematical Methods in Physics (6 units)
PHYS8721 Advanced Imaging Methods and Systems (6 units)
A maximum of 24 units from completion of elective courses offered by the ANU
Capstone Courses[PHYS8750, PHYS6701, PHYS8702]
|Year 1 48 units||PHYS6500 Optical Physics 6 units||PHYS6101 Advanced Quantum Mechanics 6 units||Quantum Technology Elective Course List 6 units||ANU Elective 6 units|
|PHYS6205 Physics for Future Leaders 6 units||PHYS8751 Quantum Technology 6 units||Quantum Technology Elective Course List 6 units||ANU Elective 6 units|
|Year 2 48 units||PHYS8750 Masters Special Topics in Physics 6 to 12 units||PHYS8750 Masters Special Topics in Physics 6 to 12 units||PHYS6701 Rapid Prototyping 6 units||ANU Elective 6 units|
|Quantum Technology Elective Course List 6 units||PHYS8752 Quantum Industry 6 units||PHYS8702 Prototyping and Systems Integration 6 units||ANU Elective 6 units|
Applicants must present a Bachelor degree or international equivalent
- with a minimum GPA of at least 5.0/7.0
- with at least 8 courses in a cognate discipline, which must also have a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0.
The GPA requirement for this program must be met by both the program as a whole, as well as by the 8 courses in a cognate discipline. Where more than 8 cognate courses have been completed by the applicant, ANU will take the best 8 courses when assessing the cognate GPA.
The GPA for a Bachelor program will be calculated from (i) a completed Bachelor degree using all grades and/or (ii) a completed Bachelor degree using all grades other than those from the last semester (or equivalent study period) of the Bachelor degree. The higher of the two calculations will be used as the basis for admission.
Cognate Disciplines: Physics, Engineering, Mathematics
Ranking and English language proficiency: 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. 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. 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.
Further information: English language admission requirements and post-admission support
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.
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.
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.
Application for course credit: Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 24 units (one semester) of credit.
Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Bachelor degree with Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 48 units (one year) of credit.
- Annual indicative fee for domestic students
For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees
- Annual indicative fee for international students
For further information on International Tuition Fees see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments/international-tuition-fees
All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)
The annual indicative fee provides an estimate of the program tuition fees for international students and domestic students (where applicable). The annual indicative fee for a program is based on the standard full-time enrolment load of 48 units per year (unless the program duration is less than 48 units). Fees for courses vary by discipline meaning that the fees for a program can vary depending on the courses selected. Course fees are reviewed on an annual basis and typically will increase from year to year. The tuition fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and the courses selected and are subject to increase during the period of study.
For further information on Fees and Payment please see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments
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.
ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.
We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.
Demonstrate high level knowledge in the area of their study;
Apply their knowledge in the discipline to new problems;
Interpret, synthesize and critically analyse published literature of relevance to the discipline;
Demonstrate theoretical and/or practical skills relevant to techiques and research methodology for the discipline;
Critically analyse data within the discipline to reach independent conclusions
Demonstrate a critical understanding of science in society.
Clearly communicate theory and results in both written and oral formats
Information on inherent requirements is currently not available for this program.
PHYS8750 Masters Special Topics in Physics - students in the MSc in Quantum Technology should take care to select the class number associated with the Special Topic in Quantum Technology.
Potential pathway to Masters (Advanced)
Students who are admitted to the Master of Science in Quantum Technology of study can explore the option of undertaking a signficant research component. Please discuss this with the program convener before completion of the first 48 units of study at the Master level. Students have the option of applying to transfer to the Master of Science (Advanced) in Quantum Technology and undertaking a 24 unit research project if they satisfy the following requirements:
- have completed compulsory courses in the first 48 units of the Master of Science (Advanced) in Quantum Technology,
- achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark in the initial 48 units of coursework,
- have the approval of an identified supervisor, and
- meet the published admission requirements for the Master of Science (Advanced) in Quantum Technology
Vertical Double Degree pathway UGRD-PGRD:
This program is part of the Vertical Double Degree pathway structure offered by the College of Science and the College of Health and Medicine. The Vertical Double Degree pathway presents students with the opportunity to complete a 3-year single undergraduate degree offered by the ANU College of Science or the College of Health and Medicine with a cognate 2-year Masters degree in 4 years (full-time) instead of 5 years (full-time). Not all undergraduate and Masters programs are offered as a Vertical Double Degree pathway. For more information on applicable combinations, benefits and how to apply, eligibility and conditions please visit https://science.anu.edu.au/vertical-double-degrees or https://health.anu.edu.au/vertical-double-degrees
Students who are interested in pursuing a Vertical Double Degree pathway with this program, are advised to contact the College of Science Student Services Office at email@example.com and seek academic advice. Students who are already in an undergraduate degree offered by the College of Science or College of Health & Medicine should seek academic advice before completion of the first 72 units of their undergraduate studies.
This pathway is not available to students in an undergraduate Flexible Double Degree.
Students who have completed 48 units and wish to exit the program have the option of transferring to graduate from a Graduate Diploma of Science.
Students who have completed 24 units and wish to exit the program have the option of transferring to graduate from a Graduate Certificate of Science.
Course offered by the College of Science and College of Health and Medicine:
An indicative list of courses offered by the College of Science and the College of Health and Medicine can be found under current students page on the College website via this link.
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:
Phone: 02 6125 4537Please 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: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/enrolment/enrol-for-the-first-time-as-a-cours...
Please follow each step and read through the pdf guides available under "additional resources".
An indicative list of courses offered by the College of Science and College of Health & Medicine can be found here: https://students.science.anu.edu.au/program-admin/courses/master-degree-courses.
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