Quantum technology is an emerging field that has the potential to revolutionize many areas of science and technology, from computing to sensing to communication. By offering a minor in this area, we can provide our undergraduates with a unique opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in a cutting-edge and rapidly developing field, which is attractive to students looking to differentiate themselves in the job market.
Furthermore, quantum technology requires a multidisciplinary approach that involves concepts from physics, mathematics, computer science, and engineering. Offering a minor in this area can help students develop a broader understanding of these subjects and how they can be applied to real-world problems. It can also encourage collaboration between students and faculty from different departments, leading to a more diverse and innovative learning environment.
There are opportunities for students to intern in companies and laboratories in the area. Students can apply for placement in one such position upon completion of the minor.