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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Master of Quantum Technology (MQTech)

Gain the skills to research and develop quantum technologies capable of changing the future of sensing, communications and computation.

The first of its kind in Australia, this 1.5 year program offers a unique mix of fundamental and applied physics to give you the knowledge and skill required to succeed in the rapidly expanding quantum technology sector.

You'll build on your technical qualifications as an engineering, computer science or mathematics professional through lectures and laboratory-based research projects. Connect with world-leading companies who are competing to employ experts familiar with the principles of quantum mechanics in technological and engineering contexts.

Studying quantum technology at UQ will give you access to our high-performance fabrication and measurement facilities in optical, superconducting, opto-mechanical and ultra-cold atomic systems. You'll develop a foundation in quantum physics theory and study advanced quantum technologies topics, such as high-precision sensing, quantum information, communication and computation, noise and error suppression, and quantum error correction.

This program features three semester-long research projects that immerse you within leading quantum science research laboratories. You'll have the opportunity to work with a variety of platforms, including superconducting devices, ultra-cold atoms, micro-mechanical systems and photonics.

The Master of Quantum Technology also provides you with a pathway to PhD study in quantum science.

Program highlights

  • Study at a global leader in quantum science, hosting the ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems.
  • Gain comprehensive and in-depth knowledge in advanced quantum technologies, from internationally renowned lecturers.
  • Work with a variety of platforms, including superconductors, ultra-cold atoms, micro-mechanical systems and photonics.
  • Become highly sought after in an industry with a worldwide talent shortage and high earning potential.

Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.


  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 28

Application Process


Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career possibilities
Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Quantum physicist
  • Quantum computing engineer
  • Quantum materials engineer
  • Cyber security developer
  • Emerging technology architect
  • Software developer
  • Opto-mechanical researcher
  • Ultra-cold atom scientist
  • Nanofabrication engineer
  • Semiconductor engineer

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Approved bachelor's degree in the same discipline (computer science, engineering, information technology, mathematics, chemistry or statistics), and have completed 4 units (or equivalent) of first year university level mathematics and calculus-based physics.
UQ or equivalent GPA of 5.5 or above on a 7 point scale.