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COMP SCI 4413 - Introduction to Quantum Computing

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: COMP SCI 2201
Assumed Knowledge: MATHS 1004 or MATHS 1012; COMP SCI 2103
Assessment: Written exam and / or assignments

It is still unknown whether quantum computers will ever be a reality. If such machines are possible, they will fundamentally change how we perform calculations, and the implications on many applications (including communications and computer security) will be tremendous. Leaving the issue of feasibility aside, it is interesting nonetheless to study how to do computing using a quantum computer. This course aims to provide a first introduction to quantum computing. We will highlight the paradigm change between conventional computing and quantum computing, and introduce several basic quantum algorithms. If time permits, we will also discuss the implications of quantum computing on fields such as computer security and machine learning.

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Tue 15/03/2022 Thu 24/03/2022 Fri 06/05/2022 Fri 10/06/2022

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10099 LE01 15 5 28 Feb - 4 Apr Monday 10am - 12pm Hughes, 309, Hughes Lecture Theatre
25 Apr - 30 May Monday 10am - 12pm Hughes, 309, Hughes Lecture Theatre
Note: This lecture is live-streamed and recorded. You have the option of participating during the live-streaming session, or viewing any time after publication in MyUni. Please check MyUni for details once enrolled.