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Programme structure: Quantum Engineering PhD - what's running in 2020/21

Please note: you are viewing unit and programme information for a past academic year. Please see the current academic year for up to date information.

The maximum period of study for full-time students is 4 years. This catalogue only shows the taught units on the programme and may not show all years of study.

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 previously taken the units Quantum Information Theory (MATHM5610) and/or Quantum Computation (MATHM0023) will be required to choose alternative units. 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 Teaching Block
Quantum Information Theory MATHM5610 10 Mandatory TB-1A
Topics in Quantum Engineering PHYSM0043 10 Mandatory TB-4
Quantum Engineering Team Project PHYSM0021 10 Mandatory AYEAR
Quantum Engineering Cohort Project PHYSM0016 10 Mandatory TB-4
Quantum Light and Matter PHYSM0042 10 Mandatory TB-1
Quantum System Engineering EENGM0025 10 Mandatory TB-4
Quantum Engineering Individual Project A PHYSM0017 40 Mandatory TB-4
Quantum Engineering Individual Project B PHYSM0018 40 Mandatory TB-4
Select 20 credit points from:
Quantum Device Engineering EENGM0027 10 Optional TB-4
Nanofabrication for Quantum Engineering EENGM0026 10 Optional TB-4
Applied Quantum Theory PHYSM0041 10 Optional TB-2
Quantum Computation MATHM0023 10 Optional TB-2C
Students who are exiting with the MRes award must take the following unit:
Quantum Engineering MRes Report PHYSM0044 20 Optional TB-1
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.