Master of Science in Quantum Engineering

The Stevens Institute of Technology Master of Science degree in Quantum Engineering prepares students with a background in physics and applied physics or related fields to launch a career in industries utilizing quantum information science and quantum technology. The program also prepares students for continuation to a PhD in physics or quantum technology. Students will gain a deep insight into the quantum resources underlining the current quantum science and quantum technology. The program will develop both specialized and general expertise through advanced areas of study and initiatives including classroom learning as well as in the form of a unique hands-on laboratory course in Experimental Quantum Information. The curriculum is designed to be flexible to satisfy the needs of both full and part-time students. 

Upon successful completion of the Master degree, students will:

  • be able to understand quantum physics and information technology, and to apply experimental quantum skills for practical applications.
  • gain the foundation for research and development tasks in traditional and emergent industries within the quantum information science and quantum technology areas. `
  • acquire enhanced theoretical understanding and experimental skills for pursuing a PhD study in physics and engineering, particularly quantum science and quantum engineering.

Quantum Engineering Curriculum Requirements

The master's degree in Quantum Engineering is awarded after completion of 30 credits of graduate course work. Each student must complete five core courses (15 credit hours). Students choosing to complete a master’s thesis shall take PEP 900 for six credits. Non-thesis students choose 15 additional credits from approved electives, which can include credits for an internship (PEP 708). The elective classes must be chosen in consultation with an academic advisor.

Core Courses

PEP 503Introduction to Solid State Physics


PEP 511Experimental Quantum Information


PEP 554Quantum Mechanics II


PEP 579Nonlinear Optics


PEP 680Quantum Optics


Elective Courses

Students are required to complete 15 credits of elective courses:

  • Any 3 PEP graduate level courses
  • Any 2 graduate level courses

Recommended electives:

  • PEP 557 Quantum Information and Quantum Computation
  • PEP 559 Machine Learning in Quantum Physics

Courses with material already covered in undergraduate preparation must be replaced in consultation with an academic advisor.