University of Technology Sydney

41170 Introduction to Quantum Computing

6cp; 3hpw, on campus, weekly. Forms of attendance and mode of delivery in this subject have changed to enable social distancing and reduce the risks of spreading COVID-19 in our community.
Requisite(s): (37151 Introduction to Statistics OR 33230 Mathematical Modelling 2 OR 33290 Statistics and Mathematics for Science) AND (37132 Introduction to Mathematical Analysis and Modelling OR 68037 Physical Modelling) AND (48023 Programming Fundamentals OR 41039 Programming 1)

Fields of Practice: Quantum Information Science program



This subject introduces quantum computation, a model of computation based on the physical laws of quantum mechanics. Quantum computers outperform traditional computers for a range of practical problems, and in many cases offer drastic advantages. In this subject, students will learn about the basic tools for understanding quantum information processing. This knowledge will be applied to study the key quantum protocols: teleportation, superdense coding, and simple quantum algorithms. Students will be able to comprehend some of the key features of quantum theory which differentiate it from classical theory, including quantum entanglement and coherence.

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Spring session, City campus

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