Overview

The field of Engineering is rapidly evolving. Quantum Engineering is a new approach to working with quantum technology. Quantum Engineering combines the broad skills of engineering with fundamental physics in a unique way that allows engineers to solve contemporary problems and engineer solutions for the future. Quantum mechanics opens the doors for Quantum Engineers to leverage quantum physics to deliver unprecedented solutions to engineering problems.

Quantum Engineers specialise in how high-frequency, nanometer-scale electronics can be made to harness quantum nature.

When you study Quantum Engineering at UNSW, you'll develop the skillset required for the next generation of microelectronics, microwave and telecommunications engineers. In this bachelor's degree, you'll learn how to work with a range of quantum systems, from high-frequency signals to very small electronic circuits. Our expert academics will teach you about novel systems where the quantum phenomenon is the core aspect such as quantum computers, quantum sensors and quantum communications.

Our expert academics will teach you about novel systems where the quantum phenomenon is the core aspect such as quantum computers, quantum sensors and quantum communications. You'll gain practical experience by taking part in 60 days of industrial training throughout your degree to prepare you for a successful career in the growing sector of Quantum Engineering, anywhere in the world.

Program Code

3707

UAC Code

425100

CRICOS Code

056835E

Total units of credit (UOC)

192

Campus

Kensington

Degree Structure

Quantum Engineering combines aspects from the many disciplines of engineering. Many core aspects of quantum engineering stem from electrical engineering. In your first and second year, you'll be immersed in the fundamentals of Electrical Engineering, you'll then go on to expand your mind with quantum oriented subjects. You'll study core courses and electives including Programming Fundamentals, Digital Circuit Design, Electronics, Quantum Physics of Solids and Devices, Quantum Devices and Computers, Quantum Communications and Photonic Networks.

Degree Handbook

Career Opportunities

With the rapid growth in Quantum Engineering across the world there are countless career and research opportunities. You'll gain practical experience throughout your degree to prepare you for a successful career in the growing sector of Quantum Engineering, anywhere in the world.

There are thousands of quantum engineering jobs in the private sector. Leading companies like Microsoft and IBM have large quantum engineering efforts internationally, including significant quantum activities in Australia. Local start-ups like Q-CTRL and SQC offer a growing number of opportunities. CSIRO and DST also have large initiatives in quantum sensing and metrology. Graduates can pursue research pathways in academia or government and defence labs, and continue to unlock the secrets of quantum capabilities.

Assumed Knowledge

Mathematics Extension 1; Physics

Entry requirements

2021 Guaranteed Entry 1

93.00

2020 A levels 2

17

2020 IB Diploma 3

36

1. 2021 Guaranteed Entry

Find more information on Guaranteed Entry here.

2. 2020 A levels

The 2020 A levels score is based on four Advanced Level (A2) subject. Entry scores are calculated from the best three or four A2 subjects (excluding repeated subjects) using the following values: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1. At most one Applied A Level subject may be included in the best four subjects used to calculate the aggregate.

3. 2020 IB Diploma

The 2020 IB Diploma is an indication of the IB you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2020. It is to be used as a guide only.

How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holders and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the Apply section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply. For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January.

Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

Alternative entry or pathways

The Faculty of Engineering Admission Scheme (FEAS) is a possible alternative admission pathway for the admission of domestic undergraduate students to UNSW Faculty of Engineering degree programs (including the BSc Computer Science and the BSc Food Science (Hons), who do not meet the published Guaranteed Entry selection rank requirement of 93.00. Visit the FEAS page for more info.

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Fees

2020 Indicative First Year Fee

$9,527*

Commonwealth Supported Place, Student Contribution Band 2

*The student contribution for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 based on a standard full-time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The actual student contribution you will be liable for depends on your individual program of study and the calendar year in which you enrol. Actual fees are calculated upon enrolment. Student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University and may increase each year during your studies (subject to caps determined by the Australian Government), effective at the start of each calendar year.

The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included.

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