Quantum Information Science & Engineering
Master of Science
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- Payscale, 2022
Wyant College of Optical Sciences
The University of Arizona is a recognized leader in Quantum Information Science, where we are developing the future quantum workforce, a priority for the United States. Now you can enter this high-demand field through the Quantum Information Science and Engineering (QISE) graduate program, an emphasis area of the general MS in Optical Sciences program in the Wyant College of Optical Sciences. The Optical Sciences MS - Quantum Information Science and Engineering (QISE) emphasis is a national model in QISE education, designed to train a transdisciplinary workforce -- spanning Optics, Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, and Math -- while exposing students to the social, ethical, and legal implications of QI technology.
Unique to the program is a balance across theoretical and online lab experiences with a curriculum that combines tailored courses (required and electives) in quantum mechanics, information theory, computer science, optics and materials, algorithms, and communications system engineering with experiential courses in law and social sciences, and laboratory courses. Students enrolled in the program will be affiliated with the NSF-ERC Center for Quantum Networks, where the University of Arizona is leading this effort to build the quantum internet, along with ten partner institutions worldwide.
With over 80 courses taught by faculty who are leaders in the field (see our full course list) and faculty research spanning everything from medical technologies to communications to space exploration, our Master of Science in Optical Sciences programs, including the QISE emphasis, offer students the flexibility to take the program full-time or part-time from anywhere around the globe.
Must have completed Calculus I, II, and III, including Vector Calculus, Differential Equations, and Linear Algebra.
*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.
This emphasis requires a set of required courses, elective courses, and laboratory courses. At least two electives must be lab courses. The courses for this program include:
Earning your Master of Science in Quantum Information Science & Engineering will build core skills, including:
- Quantum equipment theoretical experience
- Quantum equipment hands-on experience
- Quantum mechanics
- Information theory
- Computer science
- Optics and materials
- Communications system engineering
Graduates of the Optomechanical Engineering MS will be prepared to pursue careers in the following fields:
- Hardware design
- Medical and biomedical technology
- Lasers and electro-optical systems
- Fiber optics and communications
- Consumer technology