Credits: 5

Schedule: 03.06.2019 - 25.06.2019

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

Lecturer:  Jari Lietzén (

Course assistant, homework and laboratory exercises: Lauri Mela (

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Summer 2019, Summer 2020

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Mastering of transmission theory and measurements including the properties and use of transmission lines.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Cables and optical fibres in telecommunication networks. Open generic cabling in access networks. Electromagnetic properties of cables, theory of crosstalk and screening/shielding including practical solutions.

Maxwell´s Equations and Wave Equations, that form the foundation for theoretical studies of properties and EM screening/shielding of communications lines and cables. Also, the so called Telegrapher’s Equations can be directly derived from Maxwell´s Equations. EM Compatibility (EMC), Digital Dividend/LTE (Long Term Evolution) and coexistence of radio and cable networks.

Details on the course content (applies in this implementation): 

You should be familiar with Fourier transform and be able to do calculations and simulations using Matlab or Octave.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Compulsory: Basic exercises, Simulation exercise and essays, Laboratory exercises

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

Course grading

Homework exercises
Simulation exercise
Laboratory exercises
- each report

Course grade

Percentage values for course grades are:   1: 30%,    2: 45%,    3: 60%,    4: 75%,    5: 90%.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Contact hrs 33 h
Independent study 84 h

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


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Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Language class 3: English

Details on the schedule (applies in this implementation): 

See the Introduction slide set on the front page.


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