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Basics of quantum information and algorithms (qubits and quantum gates), transition from classical information technology to quantum information technology, elements of quantum communication and quantum computation.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 24.04.2023 - 08.06.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Ilkka Tittonen, Sabrina Maniscalco, Matti Raasakka

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Phenomenological and mathematical explanation of qubits, quantum gates and quantum computers.

    History of the technology evolution from classical to quantum information, including the recent research developments.

    Elements of quantum computation, simple algorithms. Criteria for the realization of a quantum computer.

    Evolution of communication on the basis of quantum technology, quantum key distribution.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Homework and exam.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures (40 h); exercises and quizzes (40 h); independent study (50 h); final exam (4h).


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Spring V
    2023-2024 Spring V

    Enrollment :

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