Certificate in Quantum Engineering

Degree Requirements

The Certificate in Quantum Engineering requires the student to obtain a graduate degree at Washington University and the completion of the following two requirements:

  • At least two courses must be from the Required Courses list.
  • At least one of the electives needs to be a 5xx-level course.
  • Units required: 12

Required Courses:

ESE 4301Quantum Mechanics for Engineers3
ESE 429Basic Principles of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information3
or ESE 536 Introduction to Quantum Optics
ESE 431Introduction to Quantum Electronics3
CSE 468TIntroduction to Quantum Computing3

Program Electives:

ESE 436Semiconductor Devices3
ESE 439Introduction to Quantum Communications3
ESE 532Introduction to Nano-Photonic Devices3
ESE 582/BME 5820Fundamentals and Applications of Modern Optical Imaging3
Chem 401Physical Chemistry I3
Chem 500Independent Work-6
Chem 543Physical Properties of Quantum Nanostructures3
Physics 472Solid State Physics3
Physics 589Selected Topics in Physics I-3
Math 528Topics in Functional Analysis II3
  • The program must be consistent with the residency and other applicable requirements of Washington University and the McKelvey School of Engineering.
  • Students must obtain a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 out of a possible 4.0 overall for courses applied toward the degree. Courses that apply toward the degree must be taken with the credit/letter grade option.