Introduction to Quantum Computing

Course 1 of 2 in the Quantum Computing Fundamentals online program

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The quantum computer could have profound applications in business and change the very way we think about information. Learn how in course 1 of 2 in this online program.

  • START DATE April 10, 2023 More Dates
  • TIME COMMITMENT 4-6 hours per week
  • DURATION 4 weeks
  • FORMAT Online
  • PRICE $1,425


Learn the history and implications of quantum computing vs. classical computation. Assess applications of quantum computing and get hands on experience by putting a simple quantum algorithm into practice using the IBM Q Experience. View the week by week schedule here.

  • Describe one substantial difference between quantum and classical computation.
  • Assess at least one potential business application for quantum computation.
  • Understand engineering challenges currently faced by developers of real quantum computers.
  • Evaluate one key technology requirement for quantum computers to be able to function properly.

Who Should Enroll

  • Professionals and leaders in business, government, and technology that need to get an understanding of the business and technical implications of quantum computing.

  • Any interested participant with basic knowledge of vector and matrix multiplication as linear algebra is at the core of quantum computing algorithms.

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Pravin Kumarappan

Pravin Kumarappan, Platform Architect, Worldpay

I had high expectations and they were adequately met! The content was just what I'd hoped.

Charles Middleton

Charles Middleton, Principal Investigator, Harris Corporation

Great starting point for gaining deeper knowledge in more focused areas of quantum information science.

Kyle Thompson

Kyle Thompson, Mechanical Engineer, MIT Lincoln Labs

These courses help me gain perspective and will allow me to be more conversational with my quantum peers.

Rajendra Polavarapu

Rajendra Polavarapu, Senior Consultant, Cognizant Tech Solutions US Corp

[I liked] learning how quantum computing can impact people and organizations behaviors toward computation and simulation of problems.

Donna Yost

Donna Yost, Engineer, MIT Lincoln Labs

[The course had] significant impact on my understanding of quantum integration challenges and opportunities.

MIT Faculty & Industry Experts

Meet your instructors

Isaac Chuang

Isaac Chuang

Professor of Physics, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Senior Associate Dean of Digital Learning at MIT

William Oliver

William Oliver

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Professor of Physics, Laboratory Fellow, Lincoln Laboratory, Associate Director, Research Laboratory of Electronics at MIT

Peter Shor

Peter Shor

Morss Professor of Applied Mathematics, Applied Mathematics Committee Chair, Quantum Computation, Quantum Information at MIT

Aram Harrow

Aram Harrow

Associate Professor of Physics at MIT

Courses In this Program

To earn a Professional Certificate and CEUs, you must complete the two courses in the program. For those who do not want to commit to the full program, courses can be taken on an individual basis for a certificate of completion and CEUs. Savings apply when enrolling into the full program.

Introduction to Quantum Computing Introduction to Quantum Computing

Course 1 of 2 in the Quantum Computing Fundamentals online program

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Quantum Algorithms for Cybersecurity, Chemistry, and Optimization Quantum Algorithms for Cybersecurity, Chemistry, and Optimization

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