Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After successful completion of the course the student is able to identify the types of radio waves and discuss the usage of radio-frequency spectrum and typical applications in microwave engineering.

The student can discuss the biological effects and safety issues of radio waves. 

The student is able to explain the behaviour of a radio signal in typical transmission lines (such as signal propagation, attenuation, reflection), calculate and simulate related circuit parameters, and design transmission lines. 

The student can design impedance matching circuits using Smith chart and simulator tool (e.g., AWR) and explain the design principles and bandwith issues.

The student is able to model basic microwave circuits and resonators with suitable circuit parameters and analyse their operation based on calculations and simulations. 

The student can explain the operational principles of basic microwave systems (such as mixing phenomenon and superheterodyne tranceivers) and calculate relevant system parameters (such as signal-to-noise ratio, noise figure, link budget).

The student is able to explain the basic principles of radio wave propagation. He/she can calculate the basic characteristics (e.g., Fresnell ellipsoide) of radio links based on basic propagation models. 


Credits: 5

Schedule: 11.01.2021 - 21.03.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Katsuyuki Haneda, Jari Holopainen

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Katsuyuki Haneda, Jari Holopainen

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

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Transmission line theory and typical waveguides

    Smith chart and impedance matching

    Analysis of microwave circuits

    Radio systems

    Radiowave propagation

    RF radiation safety

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Preliminary tasks, return exercises (analytical and computer simulation), lectures, 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.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

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


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    D. Pozar: Microwave Engineering

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    S-26.2110 Fundamentals of Radio Engineering

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

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