This online data science specialization is ideal for engineers seeking to acquire a fundamental understanding of quantum mechanics. You will learn basic concepts including superposition and entanglement of quantum states, measurement in quantum mechanics, and the uncertainty principle. You will also learn about the mathematical tools needed to describe and manipulate quantum states, advanced theory of angular momentum, and approximation methods widely applicable in many fields.

By completing this specialization, you will be able to:

  • Understand fundamental concepts of quantum mechanics
  • Achieve mastery of required mathematical apparatus
  • Mathematically describe behaviors of quantum systems and compute important quantities
  • Understand the quantum mechanical meaning of wave-particle duality


  • Foundations of Quantum Mechanics
  • Theory of Angular Momentum
  • Approximation Methods

This specialization can be taken for academic credit as part of CU Boulder’s Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MS-EE) degree offered on the Coursera platform. The MS-EE is an affordable, global master's program powered by you. Learn more about the MS-EE program.

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