Course Description

The Quantum Science, Networking, and Communications Certificate, through the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, offers a 7-week virtual course that covers a new quantum knowledge module each week.


Participants will gain skills through technical hands-on experience, demonstrations, and simulations in a virtual setting. This course features live engagement with instructors and teaching assistants to support students and provide feedback.


The course will cover the fundamentals of quantum computing and communications. Upon completion of the certificate, students will have learned how to apply all the components of the course in the simulation of a multi-node quantum network.


The course's live synchronous sessions are every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. CST, starting October 4, 2022. The final live synchronous session is on November 17, and all required assignments are due by November 20, 2022.


Strongly recommend a bachelors degree in math, physics, or computer science. Additionally, the following competencies are recommended:

1. Linear algebra: Able to perform matrix operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication).

2. Probability theory: Able to calculate conditional probabilities.

3. Python programming: Able to to read, understand, and write simple programs in Python.

Thank you for your interest in this course. Unfortunately, the course you have selected is currently not open for enrollment. Please complete a Course Inquiry so that we may promptly notify you when enrollment opens.
Required fields are indicated by .