Quantum Computing Fundamentals
Discover the business and technical implications of the new frontier in computing and how you can apply them to your organization with this two-course program from MIT.
- START DATE January 22, 2024
- TIME COMMITMENT 4-6 hours per week
- DURATION 4 weeks per course
- FORMAT Online
- PRICE $2,319
WHAT YOU WILL LEARNDiscover the business and technical implications of the new frontier in computing and how you can apply them to your organization with this two-course program from MIT.
- 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.
- Become comfortable with the mathematical description of quantum states and basic quantum operations.
- Discern potential performance gains enabled by quantum algorithms, over classical algorithms, for cybersecurity, chemistry, and optimization.
- Gain proficiency with the engineering requirements for implementing quantum vs classical algorithms.
- Familiarize yourself with scientific limits faced by quantum algorithms for chemistry and optimization.
- Summarize the technology requirements for quantum computers to be able to run realistically large quantum algorithms.
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.
More technical professionals, scientists, and researchers can dive deeper into the practical applications of quantum in the next MIT xPRO two-course program Quantum Computing Realities.
HOW YOU WILL LEARN
LEARN BY DOING
Practice processes and methods through simulations, assessments, case studies and tools, including the IBM Q experience.
LEARN FROM OTHERS
Connect with an international community of professionals while working on projects based in real-world examples.
LEARN ON DEMAND
Access all of the content online and watch videos on the go.
REFLECT AND APPLY
Bring your new skills to your organization, through examples from technical work environments and ample prompts for reflection.
DEMONSTRATE YOUR SUCCESS
Earn a Professional Certificate and 4.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from MIT.
LEARN FROM THE BEST
Gain insights from MIT faculty and industry experts and connect with your course team and faculty over discussion forums and a live webinar.
WHAT LEARNERS ARE SAYING
Pravin Kumarappan, Platform Architect, Worldpay
I had high expectations and they were adequately met! The content was just what I'd hoped.
Charles Middleton, Principal Investigator, Harris Corporation
Great starting point for gaining deeper knowledge in more focused areas of quantum information science.
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, 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, Engineer, MIT Lincoln Labs
[The course had] significant impact on my understanding of quantum integration challenges and opportunities.
MIT FACULTY & INDUSTRY EXPERTS
Professor of Physics, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Senior Associate Dean of Digital Learning at MIT
Henry Ellis Warren (1894) Professor, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Professor of Physics, Laboratory Fellow, Lincoln Laboratory, Associate Director, Research Laboratory of Electronics at MIT
Morss Professor of Applied Mathematics, Applied Mathematics Committee Chair, Quantum Computation, Quantum Information at MIT
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.
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NEWS AND EVENTS
Inside MIT xPRO's Online Quantum Computing Certificate Program
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