Over the course of the past half century, and driven by continuous innovation in the semiconductor industry, we have witnessed a remarkable evolution in computer technology, which has revolutionized all aspects of our daily life. Today, however, we stand at the dawn of an even more profound revolution, which will see computer technology expand dramatically beyond its current horizons. This will be made possible by the emergence of new generations of “quantum computers”, which utilize purely quantum-mechanical principles to achieve massive enhancements in performance. Realizing this promise requires the next generation of electrical engineers to gain broad interdisciplinary training, in areas of quantum physics, nanoscale devices and quantum materials.
Recognizing this, the objective of this MS degree in Engineering Sciences is to provide students with such a cross-cutting education that will enable them to ultimately become effective contributors to the quantum revolution. Building on a solid foundation of instruction in quantum mechanics and solid-state electronics, the curriculum introduces students to foundational concepts of quantum computing, while also discussing the role of nanotechnology for emerging scalable hardware realizations in this exciting field.
The Engineering Science – MS (Quantum Science and Nanotechnology) is an interdisciplinary program designed to provide students with cutting-edge training in the emerging area of quantum technologies in response to technological advances. This program is unique in that it provides advanced training in the related underlying physics while combining this knowledge to acquire new cutting edge innovative skills in engineering and information sciences.
Graduates of the program will be well prepared for careers in the rapidly emerging quantum technology industries which continue to play an increasingly important role in: quantum computing and communication; quantum sensing; the simulation of quantum systems; and advanced transistor concepts. The training obtained in this program will prepared graduate for positions necessary in the development of quantum technologies in industry, research institutions and government laboratories.
Students will take 10 courses for a total of 30 credits. Most students complete the program in three semesters.
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Year 1, Fall
EE 518: Quantum Mechanics for Engineers
EE 563: Semiconductor Materials
PHY 527: Solid-State Physics I
Year 1, Spring
EE 530: Fundamentals of Solid-State Devices
EE 520: Quantum Computing & Devices
EE 539: Principles of Information Theory & Coding
Year 2, Fall
PHY XXX: Physics of quantum information and quantum computing
EE 524: Introduction to Nanoelectronics (Fall)
EE 555: Photonic Devices (Fall)
EE 638: Quantum Materials & Devices (Spring)
PHY 528: Solid-State Physics II (Spring)
Special Topics: Introduction to 2D Electronics (TBD)
MDI 501: Introduction to Materials Design & Informatics (Fall)