To obtain the MQIST degree, it is necessary to complete 60 ECTS credits, divided as follows:

  • 15 compulsory credit,
  • 27 elective credits,
  • 3 mandatory external internship credits
  • 15 Master’s Thesis credits.

All courses are worth 3 ECTS credits.

The MQIST master’s degree program does not include specializations or mentions, so the obtained degree name is unique. Beyond the mandatory courses, each student is free to design their own curriculum.

However, as a guideline, certain courses have been grouped to create three entirely voluntary elective pathways. The completion of these pathways will not be reflected in the Master’s degree, but it will be noted in the European Diploma Supplement. The modules associated with these pathways are:

  • Quantum Computing
  • Quantum Communications
  • Quantum Information Physics

To complete a pathway and receive the corresponding mention, students must take the 15 elective credits from the corresponding module and complete them with any other elective course.

Subjects by Module

Module CourseECTSTypeSemester
CompulsoryQuantum Mechanics I3Compulsory1
Quantum Mechanics II3Compulsory1
Quantum Information Fundamentals3Compulsory1
Introduction to Quantum Computing3Compulsory1
Fundamentals of Quantum Communications3Compulsory1
Quantum ComputingQuantum Computing Tools3Elective1
Quantum Algorithm Programming and Interpretation3Elective1
Quantum Computing and Machine Learning3Elective1
Quantum Computing and High-Performance Computing3Elective2
Practical Applications of Quantum Computing3Elective2
Quantum CommunicationsAdvanced Quantum Information Theory3Elective1
Photonics Technologies for Quantum Communications3Elective1
Advanced Quantum Communications3Elective1
Error Correction Codes3Elective2
Quantum Communications Networks3Elective2
Quantum Information PhysicsQuantum Optics3Elective1
Physical Systems for Quantum Information3Elective1
Quantum Materials3Elective2
Open Systems and Quantum Thermodynamics3Elective2
Quantum Sensors Metrology3Elective2
Common ElectivesNumerical Methods in Quantum Computing3Elective1
Quantum Computing Architectures3Elective1
Advanced Quantum Mechanics3Elective1
Experimental Techniques for Quantum Information3Elective1
Rule-Based Quantum Systems3Elective2
Semiconductor Photonics3Elective2
Quantum Communications Laboratory3Elective2
Satellite Quantum Communications3Elective2
External Internship II3Elective2
External Internship and Master’s ThesisExternal Internship I3External Internship2
Master’s Thesis15Master’s Thesis2


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