Location University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology

UTS Centre for Quantum Software and Information

The UTS Centre for Quantum Software and Information is dedicated to the development of the software and information processing infrastructure required for future quantum technologies.

What we do

The mission of the UTS Centre for Quantum Software and Information (UTS:QSI) is to research and develop software for quantum computers and to discover new information processing applications of quantum technologies. The UTS:QSI’s expertise in the software and information processing capabilities of quantum computing and communication technologies places it in a unique position in the Australian quantum technology research community, with a software and theory research program that complements the hardware focus of other Australian teams.

The UTS:QSI occupies a unique position in the Australian quantum technology community. Our research is focussed on methodologies and capabilities of quantum software and information technologies, with a significant focus on the development of new applications for these technologies. The UTS:QSI research agenda has five key research programs:

  1. Quantum algorithms and complexity
  2. AI applications of quantum computing
  3. Intermediate quantum computing and architectures
  4. Quantum programming and verification
  5. Quantum information theory and security

This research agenda covers the breadth of topics in quantum software development and information science. From 2017 the UTS:QSI will be playing a major role in developing applications for the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technologies (CQC2T).

Join us

Studying a research degree at UTS opens the door to a world of inspiring directions and opportunities.

Discover the research opportunities, support and qualifications UTS offers to meet your needs.

A postgraduate research degree equips you with specialist knowledge in your chosen field in preparation for entrepreneurial career pathways, senior roles in industry, or for a future career in research.

A research degree is an opportunity to expand your intellectual interests, build your skills and hone your expertise. And it’s not just for a certain ‘type’ of person. In fact, a research degree has something to offer anyone who’s passionate, intellectually curious, and up for a challenge.

As well as building in-depth disciplinary expertise, a UTS research degree will equip you with skills and knowledge that are highly valued in industry, government and academia.


The ideal candidate will have a strong honours degree or equivalent in an area such as physics, mathematics, physics, and/or theoretical computer science such as algorithm design and complexity theory or other related backgrounds.

Application deadlines

You can apply to start your research degree in the Spring or Autumn session of each year. View application deadlines

How to apply

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About the Faculty

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology at UTS is a world-class faculty with a growing reputation for its quality and impact. Our research is highly advanced, industry-focused and part of the lively and rigorous research culture at UTS.  

Focused on 'practical innovation', our researchers are pioneering research solutions with real-world impact. They're recognised leaders in their fields, responsible for delivering new, better and more cost-effective innovative solutions to current national and international challenges.

Over the last five years, the Faculty has received more than 60 Australian Research Council projects and attracted a total research funding well in excess of $30 million.

About the University

UTS is a dynamic and innovative university in central Sydney. One of Australia’s leading universities of technology, UTS has a distinct model of learning, strong research performance and a leading reputation for engagement with industry and the professions.

UTS has a culturally diverse campus life and vibrant international exchange study and research programs that prepare graduates for the workplaces of today and the future.

Our world leading research centres span a range of disciplines, including physical, biological and engineering sciences, and contemporary fields such as design, nanotechnology and sustainability. Our researchers provide practical and relevant solutions to issues of national and international importance and equip graduates with the latest discipline specific skills and practices.

We also maintain strong relationships with the local community, industry, business and the professions through a wide range of partnerships, projects and events.




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