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Master of Science (Advanced) in Quantum Technology

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

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  • 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
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  • 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, of which:

72 units must come from completion of the coursework component

24 units must come from completion of the research component

A minimum of 48 units must come from 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 maximum 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)


24 units from the following research component

PHYS8000 Masters Research Project, which must be taken over consecutive semesters if taken part-time


Students must achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark in the first 48 units and have the approval of an identified supervisor for the research project to remain enrolled in the Master of Science (Advanced) in Quantum Technology. A condition of supervisor approval is that the research project is feasible and it should be noted that the majority of research projects will require on campus attendance.

If the total number of units attempted exceeds 48 in the same teaching period in which the 48th unit is attempted, exactly 48 units will be used in the calculation of the weighted average mark with units from the course with the highest mark applied first followed by further units from courses in descending order of marks.

Students who do not achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark or do not have the approval of an identified supervisor will be transferred to the Master of Science in Quantum Technology or the Graduate Diploma of Science.

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.  

Capstone Courses

[PHYS8750, PHYS8000]

Study Options

Year 1 48 units PHYS6101 Advanced Quantum Mechanics 6 units PHYS6500 Optical Physics 6 units Quantum Technology Elective course 6 units Quantum Technology Elective Course List 6 units
PHYS8751 Quantum Technology 6 units PHYS8752 Quantum Industry 6 units PHYS6701 Rapid Prototyping 6 units PHYS6205 Physics for Future Leaders 6 units
Year 2 PHYS8750 Masters Special Topics in Physics 6 to 12 units PHYS8750 Masters Special Topics in Physics 6 to 12 units PHYS8702 Prototyping and Systems Integration 6 units Quantum Technology Elective course 6 units
PHYS8000 Masters Research Project 12 to 24 units

Admission Requirements

Applicants must present a Bachelor degree or international equivalent

  • with a minimum GPA of at least 5.5/7.0
  • with at least 8 courses in a cognate discipline, which must also have a minimum GPA of 5.5/7.0.

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.

Credit Granted

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.

Cognate Disciplines

Physics, Engineering, Mathematics

Domestic Tuition Fees (DTF)

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

Annual indicative fee for international students
$49,330.00

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

Fee Information

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

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

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.

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.

Further Information

Program advice:

  • PHYS8750 Masters Special Topics in Physics - students in the MSc (Adv) in Quantum Technology should take care to select the class number associated with the Special Topic in Quantum Technology.
  • PHYS8000 Masters Research Project - for students in the MSc (Adv) in Quantum Technology, the research project must be in the field of Quantum Technology.


Progression hurdle:

This program has a progression hurdle that must be satisfied in order to progress to the research project: Students must achieve a minimum 70% average mark in the first 48 units of coursework and have the approval of the supervisor for the research project. A condition of supervisor approval is that the research project is feasible and it should be noted that the majority of research projects will require on campus attendance.


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.

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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