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IT2651 Microwave Engineering 7.5 credits

The course content is a treatment of microwave devices and circuits.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus IT2651 (Autumn 2008–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Wave guides, Scattering parameters, Impedance transformation and matching, Antennas, Resonators, Passive and active microwave devices, Microwave communication systems, Radar, Microwave measurements

Intended learning outcomes

After the course the participants should be able to:- Apply electromagnetic theory to calculations regarding waveguides and transmission lines- Describe, analyse and design simple microwave circuits and devices e g matching circuits, couplers, antennas and amplifiers- Describe and coarsely design common systems such as radar and microwave transmission links- Describe common devices such as microwave vacuum tubes, high-speed transistors and ferrite devices- Handle microwave equipment and make measurements

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Electromagnetics corresponding to Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Recommended prerequisites

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Robert E. Collin, "Foundations for Microwave Engineering". McGraw-Hill, ISBN 0-07-112569-8, 2nd edition, 1992 (out of print, used copies common), or Wiley-IEEE Press 2000, ISBN: 0-7803-6031-1andUrban Westergren, "Problems Manual and Laboratory Instructions in Microwave Engineering (also in Swedish: "Exempelsamling och laborationsanvisningar i mikrovågsteknik"), 2004, can be downloaded from the course web page (contact the lecturer about password), printed on request at the course start each year  Undervisningsspråk: Engelska

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


  • LAB1 - Laboratory Course, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 6.0 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.

Other requirements for final grade

Participation in 3 laboratories, 10 hours, 1.5 ECTS creditsWritten closed-book examination, 5 hours, 6 ECTS credits

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 web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web IT2651

Offered by

SCI/Applied Physics

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Urban Westergren (

Supplementary information

The course is replaced by SK2814 as from autumn term 2017.