Minor Courses

There is a vibrant community of scientists and engineers at TU Delft working on quantum technologies, who will help you to unravel the magical world of quantum physics.

Auxiliary fields such as mathematics, computer science and electrical engineering are covered, always with an eye to their application within quantum science and information. In a group project at the end of the minor you will work on applications in quantum technology, concerning software or hardware.


Mathematics for Quantum Physics

In this class, we start laying the foundation for understanding quantum technology and teach you the math necessary to follow courses on quantum mechanics. You can learn about coordinate systems, complex numbers, Fourier transforms, linear algebra including Hilbert spaces, second-order differential equations.

Course code TN3105

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Information and Computation

for BSc Applied Physics

Learn the basics of computer architecture, transistor behaviour and basic logic gate design. We also cover sequential systems and finite state machines, complexity theory, information theory and classical error correction.

Course code TN3126

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Quantum Physics

for all other BSc Programs

In this course you learn about elementary quantum mechanics. We explore Schrödinger equation, simple quantum mechanical systems, angular momentum, spin, and many-particles/many-spin systems.

Course code TN3136

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Quantum Communication and Computation

The course introduces central topics in quantum communication and quantum computing. During the course, you acquire basic knowledge about the underpinning theoretical aspects of quantum communication and computation, and you learn how to solve simple problems based on quantum mechanical aspects such as superposition and entanglement.

Course code TN3145

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Quantum Sensing and Measurement

Learn to calculate power spectral density and the sensitivity of a measurement. The course begins with a review of the (classical) concepts of sensitivity, noise, and power spectral density. In the second part of the course, we introduce quantum noise and quantum sensing and explore the standard quantum limit (SQL) of sensing and measurement.

Course code TN3156

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Solid-State Quantum Bits

The course covers two subjects: Semiconductor Quantum Bits (TN3166-A) and Superconductor Quantum Bits (TN3166-B). We explore the challenges and opportunities of semiconductor quantum bits and learn how to solve elementary problems in quantum information. In the second part of the course, we cover the phenomenological theory of superconductors, Josephson junctions, devices, quantum circuits and cavities.

Course code TN3166

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Quantum Engineering Group Project

The aim of this course is to give you a realistic experience in the design, hardware and/or software components of a quantum device. During the course you have the opportunity to work in small groups, to program and work with quantum simulators and real quantum systems.

Course code TN3175

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