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Graduate Certificate in Quantum Computing

Winter 2024 Application Portal Information

We are offering admission to our first Quantum cohort in Winter 2024.

The application deadline for International applicants is September 1, 2023, 11:59PM MST, and the deadline has been extended to November 17, 2023, 11:59 MST for Canadian/Permanent Residents.

Professional Programs Lunch and Learn

Join one of our upcoming lunch and learn sessions online or in-person at the UCalgary Downtown Campus to hear more about our professional programs in the rapidly evolving fields of:

Our one hour-long lunch-and-learn sessions will cover all three of our professional programs and a complimentary lunch will be provided at each in-person session. Faculty members will also be on hand to meet prospective students and answer questions.

Register now for our upcoming October 26th session taking place at UCalgary's downtown campus.

Certificate Courses

Pure quantum states; unitary maps; projective measurements; quantum algorithms; quantum circuits; quantum resources; quantum complexity.

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Quantum software stack; learning current quantum and hybrid software platforms; comparing with non-quantum software.

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Combinatorial optimization; linear equation solvers; factorization; searches; simulation; chemistry; and machine learning.

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The fundamentals of how quantum computing is used in industry. Topics covered include: trends in adoption of quantum computing and how it could affect organizations and external stakeholders; future uses cases; and the structure and economics of platforms for quantum computing. Students will create a project proposal for a specific use case.

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The Graduate Certificate in Quantum Computing is a 12-unit (four 3-unit courses) program designed to provide you with training on quantum hardware and practical quantum computing. Along with being introduced to the essentials of quantum computing hardware and software, applications and use cases, you will also develop your understanding of how quantum computing is used in industry.

As quantum computing technology moves from a theoretical state to one available for commercial use, the Certificate program will provide you with critical expertise in the application and integration of quantum technologies with existing IT infrastructure.

You can choose to complete your certificate over one or two terms. It can serve as a standalone credential, or can be used toward earning your Graduate Diploma in Quantum Computing.

Frequently Asked Questions

To be considered for admission to the certificate program in Quantum Computing, you must meet the requirements outlined in the academic calendar.

In case of discrepancies between this page and the Academic Calendar, the Academic Calendar shall prevail. The minimum requirements are the same for all three credentials in the Quantum Computing graduate program, as such we recommend that students apply to the highest credential they are interested in.

Documents required for assessment:

  • All unofficial transcripts and degrees for all post-secondary education to assess prerequisites and a student's GPA 
  • Proof of Prerequisite Completion
  • CV/resume

Please note: if these documents have not been uploaded, your application will still be considered, but it may potentially impact your admissibility. 

We will be offering admission to our first Quantum cohort in Winter 2024. Applications for Winter 2024 for all credentials are now open! 

The application deadline for International applicants is September 1st, 2023, 11:59 PM MST, and for Domestic applicants is October 3rd, 2023, 11:59 PM MST

Our program’s current tuition costs are listed here, on the Program Specific Fees page, under Faculty of Science. Students are also assessed General Fees. All costs are listed in CAD $.