Is this programme right for you?

What people say about the programme

Professor Annica Black-Schaffer, Senior lecturer Venkata Kamalakar Mutta and Max who studies the Master Programme in Quantum Technology tells us about the different sides of the programme.

Håkan, professor.

Meet a lecturer on the programme

Name: Håkan Rensmo, Professor

The programme collaborates with representatives from companies and continuously follow such development to best prepare our talent for the future labour market.

What do you work with?
– I am a Professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy. My research focuses on understanding light-matter interaction and how energy transfers among photons, atoms, and electrons in matter.

Why is this programme starting?
– This master programme has been largely developed in a collaboration between teachers and researchers in physics and engineering to provide students with exciting opportunities at the frontiers of interdisciplinary quantum technologies.

– We wanted to create a programme that allows students to select from a wide range of subjects. This encompasses developments in for example optoelectronics, information technology, nanotechnology, sustainable energy systems and instrumentation. It also includes future outlooks on how control of quantum phenomena and quantum materials can be utilized in quantum computers and quantum information. The programme thus spans diverse areas in the discipline allowing students with different backgrounds to meet and develop interdisciplinary thinking, including the integration with the popular Engineering Physics programme at Uppsala University.

What will be taught in the programme?
– A simple answer is quantum physics; how to control individual atoms, electrons and spin, and how to implement quantum phenomena for applications in electronics, optics, information storage, and computing. The programme design specifically utilizes the current research activities at Uppsala University to give students exposure to frontline experimental and theoretical activities, as well as to develop their international connections. The studies allow both experimental work at state-of-the-art infrastructures and the use of advanced computing facilities with opportunities to do a Master thesis project in a range of different areas of cutting-edge research.

What do you think of the labour market for the graduates of the programme?
– A Master’s degree in Quantum Technology from Uppsala University gives a multitude of opportunities to take part of an international labour market in companies with activities in e.g. electronics, optics, materials and energy research, quantum technologies, and specifically work including R&D (Research and Development). The programme is also a great starting point for a Ph.D. degree. The programme collaborates with representatives from companies and continuously follow such development to best prepare our talent for the future labour market.

Do you have any advice for those who are thinking about applying to the programme?
– Allow yourself to dive into this exciting programme and explore a range of different interdisciplinary areas, crossing the border between quantum physics and technology. Pursue your own interests in this scientific field and connect to many different researchers for your future career. If you want to explore mature technologies and how to apply them, you can do that, if you dream to solve new complex problems that require deeper theoretical knowledge, you can also do that.

Spring 2022.