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Introduction to Quantum Computing (PHYC90045)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codePHYC90045
Availability(Quotas apply)
Semester 2
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This subject will introduce students to the world of quantum information technology, focusing on the fast developing area of quantum computing. The subject will cover basic principles of quantum logic operations in both digital and analogue approaches to quantum processors, through to quantum error correction and the implementation of quantum algorithms for real-world problems. In lab-based classes students will learn to use state-of-the-art quantum computer programing and simulation environments to complete a range of projects.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, students should:

  1. Have acquired a basic knowledge of quantum computers and quantum algorithms.
  2. Have developed a detailed knowledge of quantum logic operations in both digital and analogue approaches to quantum computing.
  3. Have developed detailed knowledge and practical experience in programming quantum computers to perform high-level algorithmic tasks.
  4. Understand and be able to communicate advances in quantum computer technology.

Generic skills

  • - problem-solving skills: the ability to engage with unfamiliar problems and identify relevant solution strategies; - analytical skills: the ability to construct and express logical arguments and to work in abstract or general terms to increase the clarity and efficiency of analysis; - collaborative skills: the ability to work in a team in a computer lab-based environment; - time-management skills: the ability to meet regular deadlines

Last updated: 21 September 2019