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Quantum Computing

Master (MQuaC)

Course-based program

Program overview

Through the Master of Quantum Computing program, students will evaluate current research and scholarship in quantum computing, as well as developments in commercial applications and examples of business cases. This will develop a systematic understanding of quantum computing as well as critical awareness of current problems, while forming new insights about the applicability of quantum computing in professional settings. As such, they will demonstrate originality in the application of their quantum computing knowledge. They will participate in learning activities in each course that require the application of this knowledge, research relevant problems and issues in the field, and they will undertake projects individually and in groups that further allow them to apply their knowledge and insights.  

In the professional internship, students will be required to demonstrate their disciplinary competence in a workplace setting, applying skills and knowledge to business problems. In the research internship, students will undertake an applied research project on an aspect of quantum computing with a commercial or public sector focus, applying and integrating conceptual understanding and methodological competence gained through their previous coursework.  

Completing this program

Each of the credentials can be completed full-time or part-time. 

Students can choose to apply directly to one of the credentials or complete the individual credentials via a laddered pathway process. 

Laddered Pathway

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Quantum Computing may receive laddering credit for the 12 units of coursework completed in the certificate program if they are subsequently accepted into the Graduate Diploma in Quantum Computing program within 5 years of beginning the certificate.

Students who complete the Graduate Diploma in Quantum Computing may receive laddering credit for the 24 units of coursework completed in the diploma program if they are subsequently accepted into the Master of Quantum Computing program within 5 years of beginning the first credential in the laddering

Outcomes

Graduates of the Masters of Quantum Computing will help to direct strategic development and deployment within organizations through their understanding of quantum software and hardware, applications, and the implementation and use cases for quantum computing. In the case of new graduates, they will be well-positioned to join teams preparing for transitions to quantum computing.  Mid-career professionals will bring training gained through the Masters program to bear on their experience and expertise, greatly enhancing their ability to provide consulting, strategic planning, and project management contributions to organizations. The program supports in-service professionals as well as those who are transitioning between or back into technology sector positions as upskilling or reskilling talent.

Industries:

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Cybersecurity
  • Marketing And Advertising
  • AI Training
  • Financial Services/Investing
  • Logistics/Supply Chain Management
  • Healthcare
  • National Security

Classroom Delivery

In-person

Time commitment

12 months or 4 months through laddered pathway. Maximum time 6 years

Supervisor

An Academic Coordinator is assigned to each cohort in the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, and Master’s programs.

Fees and funding

See the Graduate Calendar for information on fees and fee regulations, and for information on awards and financial assistance.


Admission Requirements


GPA

A minimum admission grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent calculated on the last 60 units completed.

Minimum education

A four-year Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering or equivalent from a recognized institution.

Successful completion of the following undergraduate courses:

  • 3-unit course in linear algebra (MATH 211 or equivalent)
  • 3-unit course in computer programming (CPSC 231 or CPSC 217 or equivalent, or demonstrated equivalent professional experience in computer programming)

Documents

Resume or CV

Prerequisite Learning PDF

Reference letter

Optional

Work samples

N/A

Test scores

N/A


English language proficiency (ELP)

An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:

Deadlines

Winter Admission

  • September 1: International applicants
  • December 1 :  Canadian/Permanent Residents


Fall Admission

  • November 1:  Application start
  • March 1:  Deadline for International applicants
  • May 1:  Deadline for Canadian/Permanent Residents

If you're not a Canadian or permanent resident, or if you have international credentials, make sure to learn about international requirements

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Faculty of Science

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Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4

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