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SK2814 Microwave Engineering 7.5 credits

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

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, PLA, Conditionally Elective


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


Urban Westergren (


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Course coordinator

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus SK2814 (Spring 2022–) 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.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

English B / English 6

Electromagnetics corresponding to Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

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


  • LAB1 - Laboratory Course, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Exam, 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 credits

Written 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



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

Engineering Physics

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Urban Westergren (