autumn 2020
FYS-3007 Microwave techniques - 10 ECTS

Sist endret: 22.09.2020

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester and 1 December for the spring semester. Exchange students and Fulbright students: 1 October for the spring semester and 15 April for the autumn semester. 

Type of course

The course is available as a singular course. The course is also available to exchange students and Fulbright students.

The course will only be taught if there is a sufficient number of students. Are you interested in following the course, please contact the student advisor as soon as possible.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements are a Bachelor's degree in physics or similar education, including specialization in physics worth the equivalent of not less than 80 ECTS credits. Local admission, application code 9371 - singular courses at Master's level.

Course content

The course covers fundamental concepts within microwave techniques. These concepts include transmission line theory, impedance matching, analysis and design of waveguides and transmission lines, microwave resonators, microwave network analysis, fundamental passive components, in addition to filter theory and design. In addition, active components such as amplifiers of various types will be covered. Exercises will be emphasized.

Recommended prerequisites

AUT-2006 Electronics, FYS-1002 Electromagnetism

Objectives of the course

Knowledge - The student will be able to:

  • understand basic building blocks of microwave systems
  • give an overview of the design and implementation stages of microwave systems
  • identify the physical principle behind a range of both passive and active microwave elements
  • explain microwave design principles as well as transmission and propagation of microwaves in lossy media
  • evaluate strength and weakness of microwave design tools

Skills - The student will be able to:

  • analyze and quantify the overall performance of microwave systems
  • derive and understand generalized transmission theory describing dynamic behavior and response of microwave systems
  • explain the concept performance parameters associated to microwaves in lumped elements and on printed circuit boards

General competence - The student will be able to:

  • understand the physical principles of electromagnetic waves in homogeneous and heterogeneous media
  • appreciate the technological applications that can be realized based on microwave transmission and observation theory

Language of instruction

The language of instruction is English and all of the syllabus material is in English. Examination questions will be given in English, but may be answered either in English or a Scandinavian language.

Teaching methods

Lectures: 45 hours Exercises: 30 hours Laboratory exercises: 20 hours


Portfolio assessment of a mid-term assignment counting about 20 % and a final 4 hour written examination counting about 80 %. Access to the final examination requires participation in laboratory exercises and submission of mid-term assignment. All components in the portfolio are assessed as a whole and one combined grade is given.

Assessment scale: Letter grades A-E, fail - F.

Re-sit examination (section 22): There is no access to a re-sit examination in this course. Postponed examination (sections 17 and 21): Students with valid grounds for absence will be offered a postponed examination.

Postponed mid-term assignment is arranged during the semester if possible, otherwise early in the following semester. Postponed written examination is held early in the following semester. New ordinary examination (section 25):

See indicated sections in Regulations for examinations at the UiT The arctic university of Norway for more information.


Course overlap

FYS-352 Microwaves I 9 stp
FYS-8007 Microwave techniques 8 stp
  • Om emnet
  • Studiested: Tromsø |
  • Studiepoeng: 10
  • Emnekode: FYS-3007