Credits: 5

Schedule: 07.01.2019 - 14.03.2019

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

Contact the course teachers during the contact sessions.

Outside the teaching period the teachers are also reacheable with email.

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

III-IV 2018 - 2019 (spring)
III-IV 2019 - 2020 (spring)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After successful completion of the course the student is able to explain the basic theories, models and design methods applied in microwave engineering starting from the fundamental theories of electrical engineering (see the course content).

Based on the theories, models and design methods the student is able explain the operational principles of basic microwave components, circuits, and systems. He/she can also calculate the relevant microwave circuit and system parameters analytically and with computer simulations.

The student can explain the radiowave propagation, as well as the biologican effects and safety issues of radio frequency radiation. He/she is able to calculate basic characteristics of radio links based on propagation models.

In addition, the student learns to master his/her studies - i.e., he/she is committed to the studies, he/she can independently plan and execute the studies in given time, he/she has ability for self-directed learning, working and reflecting his/her studying skills.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Transmission line theory and common transmission lines. Smith chart and impedance matching. Microwave network analysis. Resonator theory. Mixing phenomenon. Radio receiver architectures. Noise characterization of a receiver. Radio wave propagation. Biological effects and radiation safety.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Preliminary tasks, return exercises (analytical and computer simulation), clicker tests, final exam. The successful completion of the course requires active participation in the contact sessions. The assessment criteria are to be specified in the beginning of the course.

Elaboration of the evaluation criteria and methods, and acquainting students with the evaluation (applies in this implementation): 

  • Mastering
    the learning outcomes of the course are shown by answering the weekly
    clicker lecture questions and returning the weekly preliminary tasks in
    MyCourses and the exercise problems in contact sessions.
  • The clicker lectures affect about 21% (27/129 = 0,209)
  • The preliminary tasks affect about 14% (18/129 = 0,140)
  • The exercise problems affect about 65% (84/129 = 0,651).
  • It is not
    possible to retake the clicker lectures and the preliminary tasks, but
    the exercise problems can be re-returned under certain conditions (read
    the instructions of the return).
  • Tentative grading plan: 50% of
    the total points → course passed with satisfactory (1) level, 60% → very
    satisfactory (2), 70% → good (3), 80% → very good (4) and 90% →
    excellent (5).

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Contact hours 50 h (5 h per week, 10 weeks) and independent work 85 h (8.5 h per week).

Details on calculating the workload (applies in this implementation): 

  • 5 ECTS 5 x 27 hours = 135 hours of working
  • 10 x (2+3) hours = 50 hours of contact teaching 5 hours per week
  • 85 hours of independent working average 8.5 hours per week
  • The number of hours for independent work is only indicative. It is
    affected by the pre knowledge, skills, working "efficiency" and grade target of the student.
  • The
    students with the grade target higher than "good" 3 and/or the
    preknowledge lower than the average are assumed to work more than the
    nominal working hours (135).

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

D. Pozar: Microwave Engineering or other microwave engineering basic book (e.g., A. Räisänen - A. Lehto: Radio Engineering for Wireless Communication and Sensor Applications).

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

S-26.2110 Fundamentals of Radio Engineering

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Basic knowledge of engineering mathematics, circuit theory, electronics, electromagnetics, fundamentals of electromagnetic radiation, mathematical softwares, circuit and EM simulator softwares.

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

language class 3: English


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