Students completing all four courses below (a total of 20 ECTS) will be optimally prepared to undertake research on an MSc thesis at QuTech. These courses are intended for TU Delft students from (for instance) one of the following Master programmes: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Embedded Systems, Applied Physics, Applied Maths and Electrical Engineering.
Fundamentals of Quantum Information
by Leo DiCarlo and David Elkouss
In this class, we will teach you the fundamentals of qubits, quantum gates and measurements. You will also learn about quantum entanglement, as well as quantum teleportation. You will learn how properties of quantum information can be applied to construct some of the most well-known quantum algorithms, and the basics of quantum error correction.
Course code AP3421
Quantum Communication and Cryptography
by Stephanie Wehner
Having learned the fundamentals, you will now discover how quantum communication can be used to solve cryptographic problems. We will explain some of the most well-known quantum cryptographic protocols, such as quantum key distribution. We will also teach you general quantum cryptographic techniques that can be used to design and analyse quantum protocols at large.
Course code CS4090
by Ronald Hanson and Lieven Vandersypen
This class will delve into how qubits and quantum operations can actually be realised in real quantum hardware. You will learn to understand and appreciate the key challenges in realising quantum hardware and technology. We will give you an overview of the state of the art, explain the most promising approaches to realising quantum hardware, and critically assess the strengths and weaknesses of each approach. You will also get insight into the conceptual similarities and differences between the various technologies.
Course code AP3292
Electronics for Quantum Computation
by Fabio Sebastiano and Carmen G. Almudever
To make a quantum computer and quantum internet work, we also need classical hardware and software to control and instruct the quantum device. In this class, you will learn about the relevant concepts while practising to interface a quantum computer.
Course code EE4575