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Aalto Bachelor's Program in Science and Technology - Quantum Technology

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Program description

Aalto Bachelor's Program in Science and Technology - Quantum Technology

The Quantum Technology major takes you to the forefront of the ongoing quantum revolution in computation, communication, sensing, and simulation. Novel devices will outperform current technologies by exploiting quantum mechanical phenomena. Future quantum computers will solve problems that are not tractable with existing hardware and algorithms. Quantum communication will use unbreakable encryption schemes. The Quantum Technology major provides you with the skills to become a global leader in this emerging industry and growing field of engineering.

Quantum technology is a multi-disciplinary field that crosses the traditional boundaries between nanophysics, computer science, and electrical engineering.

During the coursework, you will:

  • learn the fundamentals of quantum physics and understand its applications in real-world technologies.
  • acquire the necessary mathematical skills and physical theories to understand the quantum world from a technological perspective.
  • be able to carry out experiments on quantum systems and envision technological developments towards future applications. 
  • know how to utilize and create computer algorithms and programs that exploit quantum mechanical principles.

Throughout your studies, you will develop strong skills in mathematics, physics, computer science, and electrical engineering. After completing your Quantum Technology degree, you can tackle industrial challenges involving quantum physics and develop quantum technologies for the benefit of society.

Quantum Technology is one of the majors in the Aalto University Bachelor's Programme in Science and Technology and is taught entirely in English. For students with sufficient proficiency in Finnish, it is also possible to study the 20-25 credit minor subject of the bachelor’s degree in Finnish.

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Admission requirements

All applicants must fulfill the general eligibility requirements for higher education. You are eligible to apply if you have completed or will complete during spring 2020 one of the following Programs:

  • Finnish matriculation examination
  • International Baccalaureate degree (IB)
  • European Baccalaureate degree (EB)
  • Deutsches Internationales Abitur degree (DIA) or Reifeprüfung degree (RP) in Finland
  • A degree or qualification completed outside Finland that in the awarding country gives eligibility for university studies
  • A Finnish vocational upper secondary qualification, further vocational qualification or specialist vocational qualification as set in the Vocational Education Act (531/2017)
  • Advanced International Certificate of Education degree (AICE) in Finland

Admission to the Aalto Bachelor's Program in Science and Technology is based on either grades obtained in Finnish Matriculation Examination, IB, EB or DIA/RP degree or SAT test results. In Admission Group I admission is based on the grades obtained in the Finnish matriculation examination, IB, EB or DIA/RP Programs. In Admission Group II admission is based on SAT test results.

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Program content

The compulsory courses introduce students to quantum science and technology, fundamental physics such as the quantum theory and electromagnetism, programming, the necessary analytical and numerical tools from mathematics, as well as key quantum technology know how such as quantum electric circuits and quantum information processing. The elective courses cover advanced topics in nanotechnology, quantum mechanics, photonics, materials, and quantum technology.

The Quantum Technology major prepares you for high-tech jobs in the growing quantum technology industry.

Quantum technology is a rapidly developing field of engineering, both in Finland and abroad. As such, there is urgent need for experts that can develop quantum solutions to technological challenges in computation, communication, sensing, and simulation. The Quantum Technology Bachelor’s degree gives you the necessary skills to become a future leader in quantum engineering.

The Quantum Technology major includes the following topics:

  • Quantum devices for advanced technologies
  • Quantum information processing, communication, and algorithms
  • Quantum sensing and simulation
  • Nano-scale quantum circuits and processors
  • Low-temperature physics and materials science for quantum engineering
  • Theoretical description and understanding of quantum systems

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

For non-EU/EEA citizens: 12000 €/year (Bachelor's) + 15000 €/year (Master's)


By completing the Aalto Bachelor’s Programme in Science and Technology, you will earn a Bachelor of Science (Technology) degree (180 ECTS), or tekniikan kandidaatti in Finnish. The degree is designed to be completed in three years.

After graduating from the BSc Programme the student automatically has the right to continue studies in selected master's programmes. By completing the Master's programme in field of Technology in Aalto University, you will earn a Master of Science (Technology) degree (120 ECTS), or diplomi-insinööri in Finnish.

Continuing studies

As a student of the Quantum Technology major, you are entitled to continue your studies at the master’s level at Aalto University. The major gives you a solid basis for further studies in the Aalto University master’s programs, for example the MSc in Engineering Physics, where a dedicated Quantum Technology track exists. Other degree options at Aalto include electrical engineering, computer science, and mathematics and algorithms.

Career opportunities

With a Quantum Technology Bachelor’s degree, you will have long-standing career prospects in areas that require strong expertise in quantum science and analytical skills. After the completion of a master degree, quantum technology students can find employment in a wide range of industries and research institutions. Quantum technology experts can work as research engineers in high-tech companies focusing on computation, communication, or sensing technologies based on quantum physics. Similar employment opportunities exist in governmental research institutions. Quantum technology experts may also work as patent officers focusing on quantum engineering. A doctoral degree in quantum technology is possible for those who wish to do research in the field.

Possible job types include:

  • Research and development engineer
  • Quantum technology specialist
  • Quantum computing scientist
  • Quantum software programmer
  • Technology consultant
  • Banking and finance

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