Technion Quantum education programs


Why get your degree from the Technion?

The Technion, the first and leading institute of Technology in Israel, offers world-class teaching and research opportunities in Quantum Science and Technology (QST). It encompasses first-class engineering along with leading science faculties. 

The Technion has been the nucleus of the high-tech industry in northern Israel and provides much of the skilled manpower to the high-tech and defense industry. Israel, well known as the start-up nation, owes this status, in no small measure, to the Technion.

A degree from the Technion offers a unique opportunity to further your career in QST.
The Technion has a distinguished tradition in Quantum theory, going back to Nathan Rosen, of the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen famous work on entanglement and to Asher Peres, one of the six fathers of Quantum teleportation.

The Technion offers active and leading research groups in the focal areas of QST:
1.    Quantum Computation 
2.    Quantum Information and Communication 
3.    Simulation of Quantum Systems and Photonics
4.    Quantum Sensing
5.    Quantum Materials 

To enroll at the Technion’s undergraduate school please follow this link.
To enroll at the Technion Irvin and  Joan Jacobs graduate school towards an MSc or PhD degree, please follow this link.

Two departments at the Technion- Chemistry and Physics - offer an MSc program with a certificate of specialization in QST.

The Computer Science department offers a secondary specialization in Quantum Computing for Bachelor's Degree.


Specialization in “Quantum and molecular technology” (Chemistry MSc program)

Quantum technologies are a collection of methods that use the Quantum properties of particles for practical applications, such as Quantum Computers, Quantum Communication, and Quantum Sensing. The Molecular Quantum Technology program will focus on unique aspects of the Quantum field that are particularly relevant to Chemistry, such as molecular Quantum Computers, magnetic resonance Quantum Sensors, applications of Quantum Computers in theoretical Chemistry, and Quantum Mechanics theory in molecular aspects. This is an innovative field of research that will lead to technological revolutions in the 21st century.

Any student who has received a Master's degree in Chemistry (average of at least 80 undergraduate degrees + a personal interview) will be eligible for admission to the Molecular Quantum Technology course.

The subject of the research that the student will be engaged in during its master's degree has to be linked to Quantum Technology.

In addition to a master's degree diploma, the graduates will also receive a special certificate in "Quantum Molecular Technology" as an appendix to the Diploma.

The following are the educational requirements:
A three-year graduate is required to complete at least 11.5 points within the framework of the points for which he is required for a master's degree.

An engineering graduate (4 years) will be required for 5.5 points when he can do the core courses and elective courses only if he has the appropriate preliminaries. He also must attend the course "Introduction to Quantum Molecular Technology" during undergraduate studies.

The program requirements :
1. 7.5 credit points from the following "core courses": (4 points for graduates of the four years degree)
a. "Introduction to molecular quantum tech" (127446)- 3.5 credit points
Four years degree graduates will be required to take this course in the framework of their undergraduate studies.
b. "Applications of molecular quantum tech" (127447) – 2 credit points
c. "Quantum lab in chemistry" (127448)- 2 credit points OR "                     Computational quantum chemistry lab" (127449)- 2 credit points

2.  4 additional points from one of the following courses:
a. "Biophotochemistry and quantum properties" (127450)- 2 credit points
b. "Quantum control & measurement in P Chem" (127452)- 3 credit points
c. "Physical chemistry of quantum materials" (127451)- 3 credit points
d. "Advanced experimental methods in NR" (128429)- 2 credit points
e. "Noisy quantum computing"(116037)- 2 credit points
f. "Advanced quantum information theory" (116040) )- 2 credit points
g. "quantum of radiation and matter" (118137)- 3.5 credit points

Certificate of specialization in Quantum Science & Technology (Physics MSc program)

The Physics department of the Technion offers a certificate of specialization in QST within the graduate programs towards an MSc degree.

Among the core courses in QST:
1.    Quantum Information theory
2.    Quantum Technologies
3.    Quantum Laboratory
4.    Quantum Programming
5.    The Quantum theory of Light and Matter
6.    Lasers Physics and Quantum Optics 
7.    Quantum theory of Matter 1 – 2 - 3
8.    Physics of cold Atoms 

Teaching labs in QST:
The lab includes benchmark experiments in QST, which will familiarize the students with the fundamental experimental techniques involving: 
1.    Photonics qubits and entangled photons, 
2.    The control of qubits in NV centers, 
3.    Superconducting qubits.

Who can apply?
Graduates of physics, chemistry, computer science, and engineering who meet the requirements of admittance to the Technion graduate school and satisfy the conditions listed below may apply to the program.

Graduates of physics and the joint physics and engineering degrees at the Technion are required to complete the Quantum Information Course (116031) within the 30 points required for the MSc degree.

Graduates of other programs will be required to fulfill the prerequisites listed below within the 30 points required for the MSc degree:
Prerequisites: Quantum 1, 2 solid-state (116217) or optics (114210), Quantum Information (116031), lab 5 (114027) or alternatively lab 6 (114028) or alternatively lab 5 (128122) or alternatively lab 6  (114251)

Required courses
All students towards MSc degree in physics are required to take: Quantum 3 (118122) and Statistics 2 (118129).  In addition, all participants in the program will be required to take Quantum Technologies (116083) or equivalent

Core courses
A three-year graduate will have to take at least 10 points from the core courses of QST, and a 4-year graduate at 6 points.

Secondary Specialization Program in "Quantum Computing" (Computer Science – all undergraduate tracks)

The field of quantum computing and quantum information (including quantum communication and cryptography) is evolving all over the world at an ever-increasing rate.  The Computer Science Faculty, in coordination with the Helen Diller Quantum Center, is offering a scientific enrichment program for this field. The program will provide the students with a multidisciplinary aspect on this developing area. 
The program is open to undergraduate students in the Faculty. A student can join the program after earning at least 30 credit points with an average score of 85, and with the advisor approval also with an average score between 80 and 85.
In order to complete the program it is required to learn a package of courses as detailed below. Overlapping is allowed between courses of the secondary specialization program and courses (mandatory and electives) that the students take in the   framework of their undergraduate studies, but students must complete at least four credit points beyond the credits required in their regular program.
Students who complete the secondary specialization program will receive a certificate confirming successful fulfilment of the program. The certificate will be signed by the Dean of the Computer Science Faculty and the Head of the Quantum Center. The certificate will be granted only after completion of all the Bachelor's degree requirements in one of the Faculty tracks, as well as the requirements of the secondary specialization program. The follow up on completion of the secondary specialization program requirements will be done by the undergraduate secretariat of the Faculty.

Below are the six mandatory courses of the secondary specialization program:

a) Introduction to Quantum Information Processing * (236990) 3 cr.
* Students are allowed to exchange the course Introduction to Quantum Information Processing with the course Quantum Information Theory (116031) 3.5 cr.

b) Quantum Chemistry 1 **(1) (124400) 5 cr.
** Students are allowed to exchange the course Quantum Chemistry 1 with the course Quantum Physics 1 (115203, 5 cr., suitable for CS-Physics track), or with the course Quantum Mechanics (046241, 3 cr., suitable for Computer Engineering track).

c) Advanced Course in Quantum Information: One course from the following list: Advanced Topics in Quantum Information (236640/41) 2/3 cr., Seminar in Quantum Information Processing (236823) 2 cr., Advanced Quantum Information (116040) 2 cr.

d) Advanced Course in Quantum Technologies:  One course from the following list:  Quantum Technologies (046243) 3 cr., Project in Quantum Computing (236991) 3 cr., Noisy Quantum Computing (116037) 2 cr.

e) Theory of Computation (236343) 3 cr.

f) Core course: One course from the following list: Complexity Theory (236313) 3 cr., Introduction to Coding Theory (236309) 3 cr., Communication Complexity (236518) 2 cr., Algorithms 2 (236359) 3 cr., Approximation Algorithms (236521) 2 cr., Introduction to Optimization (236330) 3 cr., or Computational Methods in Optimization (046197) 3 cr., Logic for CS (2) (234292) 3 cr., Network Security (236350) 3 cr.,  Modern Cryptology (236506) 3 cr., Introduction to Computer Networks (236334) 3 cr., or Computer Networks and Internet 1 (044334) 3 cr., Concurrent and Distributed Programming (236370) 3 cr., Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (236501) 3 cr.

(1) Please pay attention to the four prerequisites of the course Quantum Chemistry 1:
Physics 2 (114052), and Principles of Chemistry (124120) – which appear in the "List of Scientific Courses"/"Physics-Chemistry" chain.
Ordinary Differential Equations/H (104131) contained in Ordinary Differential Equations/T (104135), and Differential and Integral Calculus 2 (104004) contained in Calculus 2M (104032) plus Vector Analysis (104033) – the two containing courses above 104135 and 104033 appear in the List of "Additional Mathematical Course".

The list of scientific courses and the list of additional mathematical courses appear in the Four-Year CS General Track.

(2) Logic for CS-only for students in Computer Engineering track