Quantum Engineering

Equip yourself with the knowledge to work in the growing field of Quantum

Students in Quantum Engineering laboratory

What is Quantum Engineering?

Quantum Engineering combines the broad skills of engineering with fundamental physics to solve contemporary problems and engineer solutions for the future. It’s a new approach to working with quantum technology, drawing on fundamental physics in a unique way.

Why study Quantum Engineering?

Graduate with a next-generation skillset, essential for the future of microelectronics, microwave and telecommunications engineering. Quantum Engineering opens the door for you to be delivering brand new solutions in areas like healthcare, natural resources and defence. You'll learn how to work with a range of quantum systems, from high-frequency signals to very small electronic circuits.

Why choose UNSW?

When you study this degree, you’ll stand out for both your uniqueness and quality of your education. This is the world-first undergraduate degree in Quantum Engineering, delivered in state-of-the-art facilities. We're ranked #1 in Australia for Engineering and Technology and 31st globally according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2024. Our practical, hands-on program includes career support, 60 days of industrial training and strong industry partnerships for work experience.

What about careers?

Quantum is constantly spoken about in the news and media as it’s a rapidly growing field all around the world. By 2040, Australia's Quantum Technology industry could generate over $4 billion revenue and 16,000 new jobs^. Quantum Engineers are prized graduates with employers fighting for the best candidates due to their emerging and contemporary skills.

Career options include:

  • Research and Academic
  • Defence and Government 
  • Microsoft and IBM
  • CSIRO and DST
  • Quantum Sensing
  • Metrology

^(CSIRO 'Growing Australia's Quantum Technology Industry', 2020)

How can I study Quantum Engineering?