Graduate Program in Quantum Science and Engineering

Degrees Offered

UD will offer both master’s and Ph.D. degrees in quantum science and engineering. The master’s degree program is designed to allow completion in as little as 18 months; the Ph.D. program typically takes five to six years. Our curriculum is designed to rapidly introduce all students to the fundamental concepts of quantum mechanics and quantum information processing, establish a shared vocabulary and knowledge base that accelerates collaboration across disciplines, and train students with the professional skills they need when they join the workforce. With a curriculum developed to maximize hands-on, project-based learning, students will be trained to use state-of-the art equipment ranging from semiconductor nanofabrication tools to high performance computers.

Students will follow one of three tracks:

  • The Quantum Nanotechnology Track will train students for experimental work on the materials, physics and devices used to create the hardware that enables quantum technologies.
  • The Quantum Theory Track will train students for theoretical work that requires detailed knowledge of quantum hardware, such as designing or simulating the electrical and optical pulses that implement logic operations.
  • The Quantum Algorithms and Computation Track will train students to develop algorithms and computing architectures that implement and take advantage of quantum software.

The required courses for each track are:

  • Quantum Nanotechnology
    Introduction to Quantum Computation and Quantum Information (3 credits)
    Engineering the Quantum Revolution (3 credits)
    Professional Communication in Quantum Science and Engineering (2 credits)
    Quantum Mechanics (3 credits)
    Introduction to Quantum Hardware (3 credits)
    Experimental Techniques for Quantum Systems (3 credits)
    Semiconductor Device Design and Fabrication (3 credits)

 

  • Quantum Theory
    Introduction to Quantum Computation and Quantum Information (3 credits)
    Engineering the Quantum Revolution (3 credits)
    Professional Communication in Quantum Science and Engineering (2 credits)
    Quantum Mechanics (3 credits)
    Introduction to Quantum Hardware (3 credits)
    Advanced Topics in Quantum Information (3 credits)

 

  • Quantum Algorithms and Computation
    Introduction to Quantum Computation and Quantum Information (3 credits)
    Engineering the Quantum Revolution (3 credits)
    Professional Communication in Quantum Science and Engineering (2 credits)
    Algorithms and/or Machine Learning (3 credits)
    Quantum Algorithms (3 credits)
    Advanced Topics in Quantum Information (3 credits)

Application Deadlines

To receive priority in admissions and funding decisions, applications must be completed by Jan. 15 for the following fall. The QSE program does not accept or consider GRE scores and admits students based on a holistic evaluation of their preparation for the program. For information about graduate admission and to apply online, visit the Graduate College Program page.

Contact

For more information about the program, please contact:

Matthew Doty
Program Director
Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Email: doty@udel.edu

Wendy Feller
Graduate Services Coordinator
Email: wfeller@udel.edu