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EI2401 Advanced Microwave Engineering 7.5 credits

This course discusses microwave engineering from the fundamentals to advanced components. The student will analyze and design several components throughout the course. The methods discussed in this course are relevant and are used by industry and academia for research and development.

About course offering

For course offering

Spring 2025 Start 14 Jan 2025 programme students

Target group


Part of programme

Master's Programme, Electromagnetics, Fusion and Space Engineering, åk 1, MIC, Mandatory


P3 (7.5 hp)


14 Jan 2025
16 Mar 2025

Pace of study


Form of study

Normal Daytime

Language of instruction


Course location

KTH Campus

Number of places

Places are not limited

Planned modular schedule


For course offering

Spring 2025 Start 14 Jan 2025 programme students

Application code



For course offering

Spring 2025 Start 14 Jan 2025 programme students


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Headings with content from the Course syllabus EI2401 (Spring 2025–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

This course covers different aspects of advanced microwave engineering. The student is introduced to common microwave components (filters, directional couplers (OMT), antennas, etc.) and uses commercial simulation tools to design microwave components.

The tools that are used are relevant and are used daily in industry and academia for research and development. We deal with

  • introduction to common and advanced microwave components
  • use of commercial simulation tools for production of microwave components
  • measurements on, and evaluation of, microwave components.

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the student should be able to

  • describe how common microwave components such as waveguides, transmission lines, filters and antennas function and their purpose
  • describe the function and the purpose of advanced microwave components
  • use simulation tools to design microwave components
  • use appropriate measuring equipment to characterise microwave components
  • analyse the results of measurements
  • design a component or a system of components based on a specification.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Knowledge in electromagnetic field theory at the second-cycle level, 7.5 higher education credits, equivalent completed course EI2405.

Active participation in a course offering where the final examination is not yet reported in LADOK is considered equivalent to completion of the course. Being registered for a course counts as active participation. The term 'final examination' encompasses both the regular examination and the first re-examination.

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • INL1 - Hand-in assignments, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project assignment, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Written exam, 1.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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