Quantum Science and Engineering

Quantum science and technology is bringing a new paradigm shift in the way we treat data, communicate, measure and compute. Thanks to their multidisciplinary profile, quantum engineers thrive in this new technology frontier that has the disruptive potential to revolutionize our society.

© Graham Carlow for IBM (modified)

Program’s objectives

Many companies are increasingly embracing quantum information technology, both at the level of research and development, and within a proactive implementation strategy at the level of advanced services.

Given the wide range of topics covered by this study program, students from various backgrounds have the opportunity to acquire a comprehensive set of skills enabling them to become the main actors of the next “quantum revolution”. The Master’s degree in Quantum Science and Engineering offers two orientations to choose from:

  • quantum information and computation
  • quantum hardware and engineering

Besides pursuing careers in quantum science, graduates acquire an interdisciplinary profile that also enables them to thrive in the information technology sector and in the industry at large.

Simplified study plan

Please note that the information regarding programs’ structure as well as the simplified study plans may be subject to change and that they are not legally binding. Only the official regulations and study plans are binding.

Admission criteria

EPFL Bachelor’s degree in Physics, or from another institution with an excellent academic record.

A Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Communication Systems, Electrical Engineering, Microengineering, or equivalent with an excellent academic record may also be accepted. Additional credits to fill any gaps may be required.

Further information about admission criteria

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Diploma and title obtained

Upon completion of their Master’s curricula, students obtain an EPFL Master of Science MSc in Quantum Science and Engineering. The diploma also gives graduates the right to use the title of EPF qualified quantum Engineer.

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To learn more about this program, please use the following contacts:

[email protected]

+41 21 693 97 74

AA B108

Station 15

1015 Lausanne, Suisse

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