Master of Science in Quantum Engineering

The Master of Science 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 or continuation to a Ph.D. 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. 


Program Objectives


The program aims to:

  • prepare students for careers in information industries requiring advanced and specialized knowledge around quantum physics, quantum information, and quantum computing, by providing theoretical and experimental training.

  • equip students with the fundamental knowledge and skills for careers in traditional and emergent industries utilizing quantum information science and quantum technology.

  • provide theoretical and experimental training for students interested in PhD studies in physics, quantum science, and applied technology.  

Program Outcomes


By the time of graduation, students will be able to:

  • understand quantum physics and information technology, and to apply experimental quantum skills for practical applications.

  • participate in research and development tasks in traditional and emergent industries within the quantum information science and quantum technology areas. `

  • demonstrate enhanced theoretical understanding and experimental skills for pursuing a Ph.D. study in physics and engineering, particularly quantum science and quantum engineering.

Quantum Engineering Curriculum Requirements

The program is a 30-credit degree program. Students are required to complete:

  • 5 core courses (15 credits)

  • Thesis track: PEP 900 (6 credits)

  • Non-Thesis track: 3 approved elective courses (15 credits), 3 credits of which may include PEP 708, the Practicum course 

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 I


PEP 543Introduction to Quantum Engineering


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 556 Introduction to Quantum Control
  • PEP 557 Quantum Information and Quantum Computation
  • PEP 558 Quantum Networking and Security
  • PEP 559 Machine Learning in Quantum Physics

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