In association with The Coding School, IBM is offering a free “Qubit by Qubit’s Introduction to Quantum Computing” course. The program is open for high school students or above; you can apply even if you are a working professional. A total of 5,000 learners will be able to enrol in this course for free. However, students from high school would be given priority while evaluating the applications.
The course will include weekly lectures and labs led by TAs, which will help learners to acquire right from the introduction of quantum computing to quantum mechanics and quantum algorithms. Students will also have the opportunity to run a program on a real quantum computer.
“We don’t want education access to be the roadblock in the way of any passionate student, no matter their location or circumstances, to make a potentially groundbreaking impact,” authors noted in the IBM blog post.
Since IBM wants to ensure students are future-ready, aspirants do not need any pre-requisite, such as prior knowledge of quantum computing or STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). While applying for the program, you will only be asked for necessary details like name, occupation, the country you live in, email id, university/school and grade, and other demographics.
The applications are being reviewed and will be accepted on a rolling basis in two rounds: October 9 and October 15. The sooner you apply, the better. However, if you enroll late, you may have a chance to be accepted based on the course’s available capacity.
IBM Quantum and Qiskit team has become the enabler in the field by providing free programs for students. The team had earlier hosted the Qiskit Global Summer School for two-week to impart knowledge of quantum computing, which was attended by 4084 students from 101 countries.
As IBM is one of the leaders in quantum computing, the free Qubit by Qubit’s Introduction to Quantum Computing course is a must for students and professionals.
Apply for the course here.