Structure of studies
The bachelor's degree (180 ECTS) is composed of basic studies of the programme (65 ECTS mathematics, programming, industrial engineering and management, obligatory languages, Aalto studies, orientation), the major in quantum technology (65 ECTS including BSc thesis and seminar), the minor (20-25 ECTS) and elective studies (25-30 ECTS).
More information on the programme content and curriculum can be found in the Student guide.
The compulsory courses introduce students to quantum science and technology, fundamental physics such as the quantum theory and electromagnetism, programming, the necessary analytical and numerical tools from mathematics, as well as key quantum technology topics such as quantum-electric circuits and quantum-information processing. The optional courses cover advanced topics in nanotechnology, quantum mechanics, photonics, materials, and quantum technology.
The Quantum Technology major prepares you for high-tech jobs in the growing quantum technology industry. Quantum technology is a rapidly developing field of engineering, both in Finland and abroad. As such, there is urgent need for experts that can develop quantum solutions to technological challenges in computation, communication, sensing, and simulation. The Quantum Technology Bachelor’s degree gives you an ideal basis to become a future leader in quantum engineering.
The Quantum Technology major includes the following topics:
- Quantum devices for advanced technologies
- Quantum-information processing, communication, and algorithms
- Quantum sensing and simulation
- Nanoscale quantum circuits and processors
- Low-temperature physics and materials science for quantum engineering
- Theoretical description and understanding of quantum systems