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The University of Queensland (UQ)

  • 29% international / 71% domestic

Master of Quantum Technology

  • Masters (Coursework)

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

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
1.5 years full-time
Course Code
5711, 099450M
Intake Months
International Fees
$44,736 per year / $67,104 total

About this course

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.

Study locations

St Lucia

What you will learn

  • 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.

Career pathways

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