Certificate Program in Quantum Engineering and Technology
Learn the basics of quantum information science in an accelerated format.Request More Information
At a Glance
- Open Enrollment
- April 26–29 Open Enrollment
Due to the number of applicants for this program, we are no longer accepting prequalification requests for our April cohort. Please check our website often or fill out a Request for Information form to be alerted of future University of Chicago quantum certificate programs.
The rapidly emerging field of quantum engineering has the power to transform cybersecurity, materials development, computing, and other research areas—but jobs within the field require specific knowledge of quantum science and engineering and their potential applications.
Companies in the communications, electronics, optics, and materials industries are examining how to quickly and effectively build a quantum-ready workforce. Many existing scientists and engineers have fundamental and domain-specific knowledge that makes them prime candidates for careers in quantum engineering and technology with only limited retraining. Companies and industry professionals from outside quantum engineering are demanding opportunities for professional development that will enable them to switch from classical to quantum industrial roles.
This four-day program will aid participants in gaining an understanding of the basics of quantum information science (QIS). Particular attention will be focused on QIS applications, such as quantum sensing, quantum communication, and quantum computing. The course will be team-taught by faculty drawing on a wealth of scientific and laboratory experience. This program is designed for individuals with a graduate degree; ten or more years of professional experience is recommended.
Students must be prequalified in order to register for this exclusive program. To be considered, please submit a resume or LinkedIn profile prior to registration. If you meet the requirements listed above, you will be sent an email confirming your acceptance into the program with a link to complete your registration.
Designed for electrical and other engineers, materials scientists, and physicists with ten or more years of professional experience and backgrounds in classical physics and engineering, from the materials and communications engineering R and D and other industries.
About the Chicago Quantum Exchange
The Chicago Quantum Exchange is an intellectual hub and community of researchers with the common goal of advancing academic and industrial efforts in the science and engineering of quantum information. The hub aims to promote the exploration of quantum information technologies and the development of new applications.
Based at the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, the Chicago Quantum Exchange provides an avenue for collaborations, joint projects, and information exchange between members and partners. It is anchored by the University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and includes the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Northwestern University, and industry partners.
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About the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering
The Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME) integrates science and engineering to address global challenges from the molecular level up. In the University of Chicago tradition of rigorous inquiry, we ask crucial scientific questions that have real-world implications. Our work applies molecular-level science to the design of advanced devices, processes, and technologies. Organized by interdisciplinary research themes, we aim to develop solutions to urgent societal problems, such as water and energy resources, information security, and human health.
The program was established as the Institute for Molecular Engineering in 2011 by the University in partnership with Argonne National Laboratory. In 2019, in recognition of the institute’s success, impact and expansion, and the support of the Pritzker Foundation, the institute was elevated to the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering—the first school in the nation dedicated to this emerging field.
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