ECE 59500 - Applied Quantum Computing I-Fundamentals


This is a 1-credit, 5-week course that will run weeks 1-5 of the semester.

Course Details

Lecture Hours: 3 Credits: 1

Counts as:

  • EE Elective
  • CMPE Selective - Special Content

Normally Offered:

Each Spring


On-campus and online


MA 26500 or MA 26200, PHYS 17200

Requisites by Topic:

Linear algebra, differential equations, physics, and chemistry

Catalog Description:

This fundamentals course is part 1 of the series of quantum computing courses and covers aspects from fundamentals to present-day hardware platforms to quantum software and programming. This course provides the essential foundations required to understand computing models built from the principles of quantum mechanics. This course requires a minimal set of engineering and science prerequisites but will allow students to develop a physical and intuitive understanding of the topics.

Required Text(s):


Recommended Text(s):

  1. Quantum Computation and Quantum Information , 10th Anniversary Edition Edition , Michael A. Nielsen and Isaac L. Chuang , Cambridge University Press , 2010 , ISBN No. 978-1107002173

Learning Outcomes:

A student who successfully fulfills the course requirements will have demonstrated an ability to:
  1. apply principles of quantum mechanics to understand how quantum computing technologies work. [None]

Lecture Outline:

Week Topic
1 Postulates of quantum mechanics
2 Gate-based quantum computing
3 Quantum errors and error correction
4 Adiabatic quantum computing
5 Quantum simulation and NISQ

Assessment Method:

Homework and exams