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SH2381 Quantum Information 7.5 credits

This course deals with physical and information theoretical aspects of quantum information technology and quantum computations.

About course offering

For course offering

Spring 2025 Start 14 Jan 2025 programme students

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Part of programme

Master's Programme, Engineering Physics, åk 1, TFYA, Conditionally Elective

Master's Programme, Engineering Physics, åk 1, TFYG, Conditionally Elective


P3 (7.5 hp)


14 Jan 2025
16 Mar 2025

Pace of study


Form of study

Normal Daytime

Language of instruction


Course location


Number of places

Places are not limited

Planned modular schedule


For course offering

Spring 2025 Start 14 Jan 2025 programme students

Application code



For course offering

Spring 2025 Start 14 Jan 2025 programme students


Jack Lidmar


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Headings with content from the Course syllabus SH2381 (Spring 2022–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Physical and information theoretic principles of quantum intoformation technology.
Quantum mechanical measurements, time development for open quantum systems, density matrices.
Qubits, quantum gates and quantum circuits. Universal quantum gates.
Quantum mechanical entanglement and teleportation and quantum cryptography.
Examples of important quantum algorithms. Quantum superiority.
Interference, decoherence, bit errors and error correction.

Intended learning outcomes

After completion of the course, you should be able to:

  • describe the principles of qubits, different types of quantum gates and quantum circuits
  • analyze the properties of simpler quantum algorithms
  • perform calculations of simpler quantum information processes
  • describe the principles of quantum teleportation and quantum cryptography
  • explain the mechanisms behind bit errors and quantum error correction
  • perform and report on laboratory work related to quantum information

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Completed course in quantum mechanics, corresponding to the content of course SI2380.

English B / English 6

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • INL1 - Homework problems, 6.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • LAB1 - Laborations, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

Engineering Physics

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Jack Lidmar