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Master of  Quantum Technology

Program code: 5711

Delivery location

St Lucia


1.5 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)


Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)

Interested in learning to speak ‘quantum’? Gain the skills to research and develop quantum technologies capable of changing the future of sensing, communications and computation.

  • This 18-month program is the first of its kind in Australia. It offers a unique mix of fundamental and applied physics to give you the knowledge and skill required to succeed in the rapidly expanding quantum technology sector.
  • Develop a foundation in quantum physics theory and study advanced quantum technologies topics such as high-precision sensing, quantum information, communication and computation, noise and error suppression, and quantum error correction.
  • Build on your technical qualifications as an engineering, computer science or mathematics professional through lectures and laboratory-based research projects.
  • Connect with world-leading companies that are competing to employ experts familiar with the principles of quantum mechanics in technological and engineering contexts.

Quantum technologies are finding applications in cryptography, chemistry simulation in medical and industrial processes, and the development of more accurate sensors.

Career outcomes

Rapid global investment in quantum technology research and development has created an estimated 20,000 specialist roles, generating a global talent shortage and high earning potential.

You will be highly sought after by private and public startups as well as Fortune 100 companies such as Google, Intel, IBM and Rigetti Computing that are focusing on fields as diverse as:

  • topological quantum computing
  • quantum information processors
  • new ultra-high precision sensing solutions
  • quantum computer using a photonic approach
  • quantum-safe network encryption solutions
  • new algorithms for quantum computing with applications for computational chemistry and machine learning.

Quantum technologies are anticipated to completely transform several information-rich, digital industries, including finance, data analytics, logistics, energy and health care.

  • Employability

    Entrepreneurship & commercialisation

    UQ offers entrepreneurship, incubator and business development programs, including the UQ Idea Hub and UQ iLab, for student entrepreneurs. Our two specialist commercialisation companies can also help you turn your ideas and innovations into impact.

  • Research

    Strategic partnerships

    Boeing Research & Technology Australia’s Brisbane-based hub is housed at UQ St Lucia and is the company’s only co-located research team within a university in the Asia-Pacific. UQ also partners with Lockheed Martin and the Defence Science Technology Group.


  • Program code
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    1.5 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
  • Commencing
    Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 9

Admissions criteria


Approved bachelor's degree in the same discipline (computer science, engineering, information technology, mathematics, chemistry or statistics).

UQ or equivalent GPA of 5.5 or above on a 7 point scale.

Learn more about the admissions process

Program structure


The courses offered in the Master of Quantum Technology are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Master of Quantum Technology. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, please see Programs and Courses for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Government assistance


Domestic students who are accepted into the Master of Quantum Technology pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

Find out more about FEE-HELP.

Centrelink Support

The Australian Government offers a number of income-support payments to eligible Australian university students. For more information, visit the Centrelink website.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $27,200
Indicative fee 2019

An indicative annual fee is the average cost of enrolling in the Master of Quantum Technology at 2019 fee rates. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year. The average fee would be less for part-time study. Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses, their unit value and the time you take to complete this program.

Fees may be higher in later years as all fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Student contributions and tuition fees for more information.


The University offers more than 200 scholarships for prospective students and more than 350 scholarships and prizes for current students.

Scholarships cover the full range of academic disciplines and are open to domestic students and international students.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

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All domestic student applications for the Master of Quantum Technology can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form.

The program code for the Master of Quantum Technology is 5711. You'll need this when applying.

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Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Master of Quantum Technology is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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