Master’s students in the Department of Physics are eligible to receive a specialization certificate in “Quantum Science & Technology” (addendum to their diploma) in addition to their Master’s degree, subject to fulfilling the following conditions:  

  1. Completing all the requirements for a Master of Science degree in Physics.
  2. Completing all the academic requirements for the specialization program, as detailed below.
  3. The research subject for the degree must be in the field of Quantum Science and Technology.

Following are the academic requirements for specializing in Quantum Science & Technology:

Prerequisites

Students who do not have a degree in Physics or in joint Physics tracks from the Technion and who lack the pre-requisites courses listed below, will be required to complete these classes as part of the credits required for their Master’s degree.

Prerequisite courses:

1.Quantum Mechanics 1

2. Solid State 116217 or Optics 114210 or Lab 5 T 114259 or Lab 6 T 114250

Required Courses

The required courses for a Master’s degree in the Department of Physics (Quantum Mechanics 3 and Statistical Mechanics 2) are mandatory for receiving a Master of Science degree in Physics.

The courses “Quantum Technologies” (116083) and “Theory of Quantum Information” (116031) are mandatory for receiving the specialization certificate.

Students who completed these required courses as part of their Bachelor’s degree are exempt.

Special Requirements for Receiving a Specialization Certificate

Graduates of a three-year degree program, will be required to complete at least 10 credits in the program’s core subjects, as part of the credits for their Master’s degree.

Graduates of a four-year Engineering degree will be required to complete at least six credits in the program’s core subjects, as part of the credits for their Master’s degree.

Core Courses

  1. Quantum Technologies (116083)
  2. Theory of Quantum Information (116031)
  3. Advanced Quantum Information (116040)
  4. Photon-Atom interactions (118137)
  5. Laser Physics and Quantum Optics (116041)
  6. Atoms and Molecules Physics (116039)
  7. Quantum Theory of Matter 1 (116035) or Solid State for Graduates (118138)
  8. Quantum Theory of Matter 2 (118143) Advanced Solid State Physics (118128)
  9. Quantum Theory of Matter 3 )118144( or Many-body Theory )118018)
  10. Noisy Quantum Computing (116037)
  11. Experimental Methods in Correlated Electrons (117004)
  12. Geometric Methods in Physics (118092)
  13. Macroscopic Quantum Systems (116034) or Superconductivity and Superfluidity (117021)
  14. Semiconductor Based Quantum Structures (116036)

Alternative Core Courses offered by other Faculties at the Technion:

  1. Complexity Theory (236313, Taub Faculty of Computer Science)
  2. Introduction to Coding Theory (236309, Taub Faculty of Computer Science)
  3. Topics in Nano-Electronics (046232, Viterbi Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  4. Quantum Technologies (046243, Viterbi Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering)