The Certificate in Quantum Engineering requires the student to obtain a graduate degree at Washington University and the completion of the following requirements:

  • Acceptance to the program
  • Enrollment in a graduate program in a participating department
  • Completion of at least four courses (12 units) with a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 that are approved by the program director and completion of requirements for a graduate degree in a participating department
  • Courses that apply toward the degree must be taken with the credit/letter grade option. The program must be consistent with the residency and other applicable requirements of Washington University and the McKelvey School of Engineering.
  • At least two courses must be from the Required Course list.
  • At least one of the electives needs to be a 5xx-level course.

Degree Requirements

Course Number Course Name

ESE 4301
ESE 429 or ESE 536

ESE 431
CSE 468T

Quantum Mechanics for Engineers
Basic Principles of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information or Introduction to Quantum Optics

Introduction to Quantum Electronics
Introduction to Quantum Computing

Degree Electives

Course Number Course Name

ESE 436
ESE 439
ESE 532
ESE 582/BME 5820
Chem 401
Chem 500
Chem 533
Chem 543
Physics 472
Physics 589
Math 528

Semiconductor Devices
Introduction to Quantum communications
Introduction to Nano-Photonic Devices
Fundamentals and Applications of Modern Optical Imaging
Physical Chemistry
Independent Work
Time-Dependent Quantum Mechanics & Spectroscopy
Physical Properties of Quantum Nanostructures 
Solid State Physics
Selected Topics in Physics I
Topics in Functional Analysis II