Course Description

Although computing power has risen drastically, we are now witnessing the rise of an entirely new type of computation - quantum. The quantum computer can quickly complete calculations that take supercomputers much longer. IBM, Google, Alibaba, Microsoft etc. have debuted major quantum computing programs. IBM-Q (IBM’s project) is now accessible to the general public. The design industry will soon follow suit. Quantum skills are in demand, and this need is expected to accelerate. As artificial intelligence represented next-generation skills 10 years ago and is one of the highest-paid careers today, quantum computing represents the future generation of hi-tech skills. The “Practical Quantum Computing” course will introduce quantum computing to students who want to experiment and strengthen their skills. No previous tech skills are required. The course will cover the fundamentals of quantum physics and quantum computing, including superposition, entanglement, interference, qubits, unitary operators, measurement, and quantum circuit model. The students will create quantum circuits using Open Quantum Assembly Language (OpenQASM), execute the circuits using real IBM-Q quantum computers, and interpret the results. Students will learn to develop and program quantum computer software using an open-source framework- Qiskit. The course will investigate the application of quantum computing to art, design, education and business. Students will work individually and in groups on class projects. The course tuition includes the fee for cloud access arranged by IBM to its quantum computer. Again, no previous tech skills are required.

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Section Title
Practical Quantum Computing
9:00AM to 11:50AM
Jun 02, 2021 to Jul 28, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Distance Learning
Course Fee(s)
Credit Tuition credit (3 units) $3,400.00
Available for Credit
3 units
Drop Request Deadline
Jul 06, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Jun 02, 2021
Section Notes
The course tuition includes the fee for cloud access arranged by IBM to its quantum computer.
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