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.


The student is able to design and analyze simple microwave circuits and circuit components using computer-aided RF-circuit design tools, also taking electromagnetic effects on actual microstrip PCBs into account, as well as to describe key characteristics of different components and complete microwave systems. 

Credits: 5

Schedule: 19.03.2024 - 06.06.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Clemens Icheln, Ville Viikari

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Design of passive and active circuit components (such as filters, couplers, microstrip-line transitions, amplifiers, mixers, and oscillators). The design assignments can facilitate the design of a small radio system.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    In-session quizzes, homework exercises, reporting group project results in a seminar, and final online quiz.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact hours 48 h (2 x 3 h per week, 9.5 weeks). Independent work 87 h.


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    D.M. Pozar: Microwave Engineering (3rd or 4th edition).

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Spring IV - V
    2023-2024 Spring IV - V