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Master of Quantum Technology

Overview

Gain the skills to research and develop quantum technologies capable of changing the future of sensing, communications and computation.

The first of its kind in Australia, this 1.5 year program 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.

You'll 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 who are competing to employ experts familiar with the principles of quantum mechanics in technological and engineering contexts.

Studying quantum technology at UQ will give you access to our high-performance fabrication and measurement facilities in optical, superconducting, opto-mechanical and ultra-cold atomic systems. You'll 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.

This program features three semester-long research projects that immerse you within leading quantum science research laboratories. You'll have the opportunity to work with a variety of platforms, including superconducting devices, ultra-cold atoms, micro-mechanical systems and photonics.

The Master of Quantum Technology also provides you with a pathway to PhD study in quantum science.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
1.5 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 2 (3 Aug, 2020)
Program Code
5711
AQF
Level 9
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$44736 (indicative per year)
Duration
1.5 Years
Start Semester
Semester 2 (3 Aug, 2020)
Program Code
5711
CRICOS Code
099450M
AQF
Level 9

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Study at a global leader in quantum science, hosting the ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems.
  • Gain comprehensive and in-depth knowledge in advanced quantum technologies, from internationally renowned lecturers.
  • Work with a variety of platforms, including superconductors, ultra-cold atoms, micro-mechanical systems and photonics.
  • Become highly sought after in an industry with a worldwide talent shortage and high earning potential.

1 in Queensland for physics and astronomy

QS World University Rankings 2020

66 in the world for computer science

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Quantum Physics
  • Statistical Mechanics
  • Condensed Matter Physics: Electronic Properties of Crystals
  • Laser Physics & Quantum Optics

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Quantum physicist
  • Quantum computing engineer
  • Quantum materials engineer
  • Cyber security developer
  • Emerging technology architect
  • Software developer
  • Opto-mechanical researcher
  • Ultra-cold atom scientist
  • Nanofabrication engineer
  • Semiconductor engineer

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Approved bachelor's degree in the same discipline (computer science, engineering, information technology, mathematics, chemistry or statistics), and have completed 4 units (or equivalent) of first year university level mathematics and calculus-based physics.

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

Prerequisites

Approved bachelor's degree in the same discipline (computer science, engineering, information technology, mathematics, chemistry or statistics), and have completed 4 units (or equivalent) of first year university level mathematics and calculus-based physics.

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

English language requirements

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

Learn more about English language requirements

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the academic or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven’t completed the prerequisites, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of Quantum Technology are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Fees and Scholarships

Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

Indicative annual fee

AUD $44,736

Indicative annual fee 2020

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Master of Quantum Technology for the 2020 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units per academic year).

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis. All fees are reviewed annually.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

FEE-HELP

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.

Learn more about FEE-HELP

Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

AUD $28,640

Indicative annual fee 2020

This indicative annual fee is the average cost of enrolling in the Master of Quantum Technology at 2020 fee rates. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (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.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

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

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit