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Explore the fundamentals of quantum computing

Professional Certificate in
Quantum Computing for Everyone

What you will learn

  • Describe the basic physics that enables quantum computing and how quantum computing will change businesses, governments, and society.
  • Identify the problems quantum computing can, and can’t, solve well.
  • Solve problems by combining simple one- and two-bit quantum operations.
  • Implement quantum software by using quantum programming languages.

This program serves as an introduction to quantum computing by teaching learners the foundations. It helps them develop an intuitive understanding of the physics that underlie quantum computation, the basics of the mathematical operations, and the rudiments of programming quantum computers. The program has as prerequisites only algebra and programming.

The first course focuses on the basics of using one- and two-quantum bit (qubit) operations to solve problems. In the second course, learners take a deeper dive into quantum programming and further explore how to use quantum programming languages to implement quantum algorithms.

Expert instruction
2 skill-building courses
Progress at your own speed
3 months
3 - 5 hours per week
Discounted price: $358.20
Pre-discounted price: $398USD
For the full program experience

Courses in this program

  1. UChicagoX's Quantum Computing for Everyone Professional Certificate

  2. 3–5 hours per week, for 5 weeks

    This first course in quantum computing is for novices and requires learners to have only basic algebra. It covers the future impacts of quantum computing, provides intuitive introductions of quantum physics phenomenon, and progresses from single operations to a complete algorithm.

  3. 3–5 hours per week, for 5 weeks

    This course focuses on the mathematics, programming, operations, and algorithms of quantum computing

Meet your instructors
from University of Chicago (UChicagoX)

Kate Smith
Chicago Quantum Exchange IBM Postdoctoral Scholar
University of Chicago
Jen Palmer
Curriculum Development Specialist
University of Chicago
Diana Franklin
Associate Professor of Computer Science
University of Chicago

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