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Programme structure: Quantum Engineering PhD - what's running in 2018/19

Please note: It is possible that the information shown for future academic years may change due to developments in the relevant academic field. Optional unit availability varies depending on both staffing and student choice.

The MRes is an exit point from the PhD in Quantum Engineering and may be awarded to students who leave the PhD following successful completion of the first year of study, comprising the mandatory units outlined below.

Students who have already taken the existing Bristol units Quantum Information Theory (MATHM5610) and/or Quantum Computation (MATHM0023) will be required to choose units in place of these. Students who have covered the same material elsewhere may choose to take alternative units, subject to approval by the QE-CDT.

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status
Quantum Information Theory MATHM5610 10 Mandatory
Quantum Optics PHYSM0019 10 Mandatory
Quantum Device Engineering EENGM0010 15 Mandatory
Quantum Computation MATHM0023 10 Mandatory
Quantum Platforms PHYSM0020 15 Mandatory
Topics in Quantum Engineering PHYSM0022 20 Mandatory
Quantum Engineering Team Project PHYSM0021 10 Mandatory
Quantum Engineering Cohort Project PHYSM0016 10 Mandatory
Quantum Engineering Individual Project A PHYSM0017 40 Mandatory
Quantum Engineering Individual Project B PHYSM0018 40 Mandatory
Quantum Engineering (MRes)   180  

Progression/award requirements

The assessment of the taught component of a doctoral degree is governed by the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes and is assessed separately from the research project. Progression to the research project may be dependent on the successful completion of the taught component - please refer to the relevant handbook for the structure of the particular programme.

The pass mark set by the University for any level 7(M) unit is 50 out of 100.

Exit awards

It may be possible to exit the programme with a taught award. For detailed rules on progression please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Research Programmes and the relevant faculty handbook.