Microwave Circuits and Electromagnetic Waves - EENG5660

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Module delivery information

This module is not currently running in 2024 to 2025.


This module provides students with a general knowledge of the principles of microwave communication technologies and how signals are transmitted via transmission lines. The module builds on this knowledge by introducing you to some of the microwave circuits used in modern communication systems.


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 39
Private study hours: 111
Total study hours: 150

Method of assessment

Examination - 60%, Coursework - 40%

Indicative reading

• Pozar D., Microwave Engineering 4th Edition (2012), Wiley.
• Ludwig, R. and Bretchko, P., RF Circuit Design, 2nd Edition (2008), Prentice Hall.
• Collier R., Transmission Lines, (2014), Cambridge.

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1. demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of the structures that guide pulsed, RF and microwave signals.
2. demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of EM wave behaviour in free space and at dielectric boundaries.
3. demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of EM guiding structures, both metallic and dielectric.
4. demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of the basic design, matching and stability of RF amplifiers and of the circuits involved in the process of high frequency
signal transmission.


  1. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  2. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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