University of Surrey

University of Surrey

RF and Microwave Engineering

This programme addresses the great shortage of skilled radio frequency (RF) and microwave engineers, and the growing demand for conceptually new wireless systems. You will learn about a range of modern theories and techniques, accompanied by topics on wireless frequencies and sizes of RF and microwave devices. This ranges from the lowest frequencies used in radio frequency identification (RFID) systems through to systems used at mm wave frequencies that can have applications in satellite communication systems and fifth generation wireless communication systems. Theoretical concepts established in lectures are complemented by practical implementation in laboratory sessions, with direct experience of industry-standard computer-aided design (CAD) software.

Course modules

Example module listing: RF and microwave fundamentals; nanoscience and nanotechnology; antennas and propagation; fundamentals of mobile communications; principles of telecommunications and packet networks; satellite communication fundamentals; RF systems and circuit design; advanced mobile communication systems; microwave engineering; nanoelectronics and devices; advanced satellite communication techniques; standard project.

Assessment methods

The primary means of assessment is through two-hour written examinations, where the theme of practical design is reflected in the format of the questions. Some of the modules involve assessed coursework, where 20 per cent of the marks for the module are given for reports on the directed laboratory activities.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 - 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2018 - 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site GU2 7XH South East

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