Professional Course

Introduction to Quantum Science & Technology

edX, Online
17 weeks
17 weeks
Visit this course's homepage on the provider's site to learn more or book!

Course description

Introduction to Quantum Science & Technology

Emerging quantum systems are disruptive technologies redefining computing and communication. Teaching quantum physics to engineers and educating scientists on engineering solutions are critical to address fundamental and engineering challenges of the quantum technologies.

This course provides an introduction to various quantum technologies by overviewing laws of quantum physics, quantum systems and their engineering challenges. In particular, the course reviews various implementation of quantum communication and computation and basic science and engineering behind the technology.

Students will have an opportunity to complete tasks using Microsoft Azure Quantum in the cloud.

Who should attend?


Student should have knowledge in basic electromagnetic field theory, basic electronic circuits, algebra, calculus, and differential equations.

Training content

Overview of Q Technologies

  • Quantum Engineering
  • Motivation: Quantum Computing
  • Motivation: Quantum Communication
  • Motivation: Quantum Sensing

Fundamentals of Quantum Mechanics

  • The Birth of Quantum Mechanics
  • Postulates of Quantum Mechanics
  • Hamiltonian and Schrodinger Equation
  • Dirac Notation
  • Density Operator

Essential Concepts in Quantum Mechanics

  • Operators in Quantum Mechanics
  • Heisenberg Uncertainty
  • Wave Particle Duality
  • Coherence
  • Entanglement

Quantum Resources: EM Waves

  • Quantum EM Fields
  • Polarization of Optical Fields
  • EM Resonators
  • Single Photon Detection
  • E-Field Detection
  • Quantum Light

Quantum Resources: Atoms

  • Two-Level Atom
  • Introduction to Light-Atom Interactions
  • Trapping and Cooling Atoms
  • Three-Level Atoms
  • Rydberg Atoms
  • Trapped Ions

Quantum Resources: Superconducting Devices

  • Fundamentals of Superconductors
  • Superconducting Two-Level Systems
  • Superconducting Qubits
  • Superconducting Circuits and Challenges

Quantum Sensing

  • Light Interferometry – LIGO
  • Particle Interferometry – Ramsey Measurement
  • Sensing Via Defects in Diamond

Quantum Communication

  • Quantum Cryptography
  • Quantum Teleportation
  • Quantum Memory
  • Entanglement Distribution

Quantum Computation

  • Introduction to Classical Computing
  • Introduction to Quantum Computing
  • Experimental Implementation of Quantum Computation
  • Deterministic Two-Qubit Logic Gates
  • Single and Two-Qubit Photonic Gates
  • Superconducting Gates
  • Quantum Logic Operation Using Trapped Ions
  • Quantum Logic Operation Using Rydberg Atom
  • Linear Optics Quantum Computing
  • Engineering Quantum Systems

Course delivery details

This course is offered through Purdue University, a partner institute of EdX.

7-10 hours per week


  • Verified Track -$2250
  • Audit Track - Free

Certification / Credits

What you'll learn

  • Identify fundamental differences between quantum mechanics and classical mechanics.
  • Mathematically describe simple quantum phenomena using differential equations and linear algebra.
  • Inspect role and dynamics of wave function in quantum systems using multidisciplinary fields of physics, computer science, and quantum theory.
  • Interpret quantum signatures in experimental data.
  • Analyze engineering challenges of quantum technologies including quantum computing and quantum communication

Contact this provider

Contact course provider

Fill out your details to find out more about Introduction to Quantum Science & Technology.

  Contact the provider

  Get more information

  Register your interest

Country *

reCAPTCHA logo This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
141 Portland Street
02139 Cambridge Massachusetts


edX For Business helps leading companies upskill their labor forces by making the world’s greatest educational resources available to learners across a wide variety of in-demand fields. edX For Business delivers high-quality corporate eLearning to train and engage your employees...

Read more and show all training delivered by this supplier