Certificates Program in Quantum Engineering and Technology


The rapidly emerging field of quantum engineering has the power to transform cybersecurity, materials development, computing, and other research areas, but jobs within the field require specific knowledge of quantum science and engineering and their potential applications.

Companies in the communications, electronics, optics, and materials industries need to quickly and effectively build a quantum-ready workforce, and not just through recent graduates. Many early and mid-career scientists and engineers have fundamental and domain-specific knowledge that makes them prime candidates for careers in quantum engineering and technology with only limited retraining. Companies and industry professionals from outside quantum engineering are demanding opportunities for professional development that will enable them to switch from classical to quantum industrial roles.

The University of Chicago has responded to these emerging professional development needs by launching certificate programs in Quantum Engineering and Technology. Through four-day intensive programs, professionals who are classically trained in physics, computer science, and other science and engineering fields, will learn the relevant fundamentals of quantum engineering and associated quantum technologies. While offered by the University’s Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME) the certificates program will be managed by the Chicago Quantum Exchange, a catalyst for advancing academic and industrial efforts in the science and engineering of quantum information.

To learn more about upcoming certificate programs, please contact shortprograms@uchicago.edu or apply here.