Introduction to Quantum Computing" covers several key concepts that will provide learners with a solid understanding of the principles and implications of quantum computing. These concepts include:

History and Implications: Learners will explore the history of quantum computing and gain insights into how it differs from classical computation. They will understand the fundamental differences between quantum and classical computation, identifying at least one substantial difference.

Qubit Modalities and Applications: The course introduces learners to different qubit modalities used in quantum computing, such as trapped ions and superconductor qubits. They will gain an understanding of the practical applications of quantum computing in various fields. Learners will assess at least one potential business application for quantum computation.

Quantum Information: Learners will delve into the concept of quantum information and its unique properties. They will explore how quantum bits (qubits) can be manipulated and how quantum gates can be used to perform operations on qubits.

Engineering Challenges: The course addresses the engineering challenges faced by developers of real quantum computers. Learners will gain insights into the obstacles and limitations that need to be overcome for practical implementation.

Technology Requirements: Learners will evaluate key technology requirements for quantum computers to function properly. They will understand the specific conditions and infrastructure necessary for quantum computers to operate effectively.

Mathematical Description: Learners will become comfortable with the mathematical description of quantum states and basic quantum operations. They will develop a grasp of the mathematical foundations that underpin quantum computing.
As part of the course, learners will have the opportunity to put their knowledge into practice by utilizing the IBM Q Experience, a real quantum computer, to implement a simple quantum algorithm in an assessment exercise.
By covering these key concepts, learners will gain a comprehensive understanding of quantum computing principles, business implications, and the practical application of quantum algorithms using real quantum hardware.