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I recently read that MIT redesigned its EECS program. It redesigned it about 30 years ago to include more mathematics and solid-state physics but this time they are adding more QM.

At my university, we study basic QM in freshman year physics and then again in third year in an EE subject that teaches both applied electromagnetism and QM so it isn't in much depth, not nearly as much depth as the standalone physics QM course.

Do you think being good at QM and having an advanced understanding of it will be important for EE's in the future of EE/CE? Or will quantum mechanics mostly be in the realm of physics?

If I want to take the physics QM class, I would have to replace 2 subjects (most likely a math and a CS subject) so is it worth it? Otherwise, is it feasible to learn QM on my own? I know the basics, like Schrodinger's equation, linear algebra, spin and all that but how much do I have to learn so that it becomes useful to me as an EE?