Microwave Engineering

Course Description

Analysis of passive and active microwave components and circuits by using scattering parameters.

General Competencies

Deep understanding of concepts and principles of transmission structures with distributed parameters and phenomena. Allowing students to develop an intuition and physical feeling for microwave phenomena. Ability to develop design capabilities of basic passive and active microwave circuits. Getting experience in using microwave CAD packages and microwave measurements.

Learning Outcomes

  1. explain the transmission line and concept of distributed parameters
  2. design and analyze microstrip transmission line
  3. analyze linear or linearized microwave network
  4. explain operating principles of passive microwave networks
  5. explain operating principles of a negative-resistance microwave oscillator
  6. design simple microwave transistor amplifier

Forms of Teaching


Lectures are held during 15 weeks. In the 8th week there is the mid-term exam.


One mid-term exam + final exam (written and oral).


Theoretical knowledge acquired through lectures is explained by numerical examples.

Laboratory Work

Theoretical knowledge acquired through lectures is applied to basic microwave measurements in laboratory.


Organized upon request.

Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Mid Term Exam: Written 0 % 25 % 0 %
Final Exam: Written 50 % 25 %
Final Exam: Oral 50 %
Exam: Written 50 % 50 %
Exam: Oral 50 %

Week by Week Schedule

  1. transmission lines, distributed parameters
  2. Smith chart
  3. microsrtip lines, discontinuities
  4. microwave networks
  5. scattering parameters, signal flow chart
  6. two-port and three-port networks, circulators, power dividers
  7. four-port networks, hybrids, directional couplers
  8. mid-term exam
  9. tank circuits, microwave resonators
  10. microwave semiconductor circuits (Schottky diode, PIN diode, varactor, IMPATT diode, Gunn element)
  11. microwave semiconductor circuits (BJT, MESFET, HEMT)
  12. microwave integrated circuits
  13. microwave transistor amplifiers, stability
  14. microwave negative resistance oscillators
  15. microwave transistor oscillators

Study Programmes

University graduate
Electronics (profile)
Theoterical Course (1. semester)
Wireless Technologies (profile)
Theoretical Course (1. semester)


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Pozar, D.M. (2004.), Microwave Engineering, 3rd ed., J. Wiley
Collin, R.E. (2000.), Foundations for Microwave Engineering, 2nd ed., Wiley-IEEE Press