EEE5723 Microwave EngineeringBahçeşehir UniversityDegree Programs MECHATRONICS ENGINEERING (ENGLISH, NONTHESIS)General Information For StudentsDiploma SupplementErasmus Policy StatementNational QualificationsBologna Commission
Master TR-NQF-HE: Level 7 QF-EHEA: Second Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 7

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
EEE5723 Microwave Engineering Fall 3 0 3 12
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Departmental Elective
Course Level:
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Assoc. Prof. SAEID KARAMZADEH
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: The main objective of the course is to make students familiar with the high-frequency concepts in Electrical and Electronics Engineering such as Maxwell's equations and wave phenomenon, characterization of high-frequency circuits, analysis and design of microstrip lines and other transmission media, microwave passive and active components, design of matching networks.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
1.Learning the fundamentals and the laws of EM waves and the governing equations.
2.Understanding the wave nature of the voltages and currents in high frequency circuits.
3.Describing the interaction of waves with materials.
4.Learning transmission lines and using distributed element model.
5.Analyzing high-frequency circuits and systems.
6.Designing matching circuits.

Course Content

Review of electromagnetic wave theory (including Maxwell’s equations, em waves in material, constitutive relations, wave equation, boundary conditions, energy flow and the Poynting vector), transmission lines, cylindrical waveguides, transmission line equations via field and circuit analysis, analysis of general transmission line circuits, Z, Y, ABCD and scattering parameters, transient analysis of transmission lines, power gain, Smith chart, impedance matching.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction and Motivation, Review of EM Wave Theory: Maxwell’s Equations, Em waves in Material, Constitutive Relations.
2) Review of EM Wave Theory: Wave Equation, Boundary Conditions, Energy Flow and the Poynting Vector.
3) Transmission lines: cylindrical waveguides, transmission line equations via field and circuit analysis.
4) Transmission lines: analysis of general transmission line circuits, analysis of terminated transmission line circuits.
5) Circuit parameters: Z, Y, ABCD parameters .
6) Circuit parameters: scattering parameters.
7) Circuit parameters of various simple networks, equivalent circuit model of a short transmission line.
8) Problem Session
9) Transient analysis of transmission lines.
10) Smith chart.
11) Power Gain, introduction to Smith chart.
12) Impedance matching: single stub matching
13) Double stub matching, matching with lumped elements
14) Introduction to antennas.


Course Notes / Textbooks: 1. D. M. Pozar, " Microwave Engineering", 2nd Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
2. Noyan Kinayman and M. I. Aksun, " Modern Microwave Circuits", Artech House
References: 1. Thomas H. Lee, "Planar Microwave Engineering, A Practical Guide to Theory, Measurement and Circuits," Cambridge University Press, 2004.
2. Robert S. Elliott,"An Introduction to Guided Waves and Microwave Circuits",Prentice-Hall International, Inc. 1993.
3. Peter A. Rizzi, "Microwave Engineering", Prentice-Hall International, Inc. 1988.
4. R. E. Collin, "Foundations for Microwave Engineering", McGraw-Hill Book Company 1966.
5. R. Ludwig and P. Bretchko,"RF Circuit Design: Theory and Applications",Prentice Hall 2000.

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Homework Assignments 1 % 40
Midterms 1 % 20
Final 1 % 40
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Workload
Course Hours 14 42
Study Hours Out of Class 15 135
Homework Assignments 5 25
Midterms 1 2
Final 1 2
Total Workload 206

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution