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About the Course

This unique Master-level course provides you with in-depth know-how of microwave engineering and antennas. The course combines both passive and active microwave circuits as well as antenna systems. Future applications, like millimeter-wave 5G/beyond-5G wireless communications or automotive radar, require experts that can co-design highly integrated antenna systems that include both antennas and microwave electronics. We will provide you with the required theoretical foundation as well as hands-on experience using state-of-the-art design tools. The web lectures are supported by many on-line quizzes in which you can practice the background theory. Next to this, we will provide you hands-on experience in a design-challenge in which you will learn how to design microwave circuits and antennas. Throughout the course you will work on the design challenge in which you will design a complete active phased array system, including antennas, beamformers and amplifiers. The course is supported by a book written by the team of lecturers, which will be made available to the students. After finalizing the course a certificate can be obtained (5 ECTS), which can be used when you start a full MSc program at Eindhoven University of Technology. The lecturers all have an academic and industrial background and are embedded in the Center for Wireless Technology Eindhoven (CWT/e) of Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands....

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Apr 6, 2021

Thank you for giving this opportunity .I learned both theoretical and practical knowledge including QUCS &CST software's for designing. Thank you sir.


Mar 1, 2023

Very challenging and interesting course. The quizzes are sometimes long and complicated but they help to understand a lot. Many thanks!

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By Miguel P S

Jan 7, 2021

I learned but I think that the quizz system can be improved. It should be clearly stated the number of decimal figures to use in the calculations. Also, I'd appreciate additional explanations from the "intuitive" point of view.

By Harsh D

Jun 25, 2021

Kindly include all the concepts and formulas in web lectures which are used in quiz's.

By Petr P

Jun 26, 2022

Pierre here, I just want to leave a feedback on the course that I recently finished. I took this course in order to fill gaps in my knowledge in microwave engineering.

So first of all, I have several remarks on the antennas part: 1) this part was very useful for me. I appreciate the math explanations of antennas function, without the latter this devices look like magic:) 2) as for numerical methods, some mentioning of other methods might be useful, for a more broad view, I think.

Next about a part on amplifiers: 1) noise and gain matching was personally more complex for me than other parts. I would prefer to have more details on the noise and gain circles, I have found a deviation of these formulas in Pozar, however  there were less information in the course. Also, it was not clear for me why this formulas give circles in Smith chart. There is an answer in literature, for example in the theory of complex variable. Namely, we are plotting impedance on the smith chart , it is calculated from the reflection coefficient using linear fractional transformation, and as far as I understand the Smith chart itself is a linear fractional transformation of the coordinate axes. These transforms keep the circular shapes, so the circle |Gamma| =const will give a circle on the Smith chart. To sum up, this kind of explanation will help me to understand better. 2) In general, I think that this part was fast, and maybe some slowing down and more details would be appreciated. But maybe it is just me 3) as for stability, I think it would be good to give an example of an unstable amplifier, what happens to a signal, for example. 4) I find the circles on the Smith chart an interesting topic. However, I think it is important to add an information about software that can draw circles on the chart (I personally could not find a proper way at QUCS). Also, some explanation how to draw circles on paper would be useful, something like that : . I was not clear for me how to draw circle, where is |Gamma| = 1

Anyway, thanks a lot for the course, it is very interesting and useful. And I will use and have used the knowledge and skills in my career, for sure.

With my best regards, Pierre

By Maheen R

Sep 27, 2021

it is a very informative course but i am just in the first week of learning and i am not satisfeied by the teaching method.. the lectures were all formulas and explanation no numerical were solved as an example and the very first quiz is full of numericals which i am having a hard time solving ..

By Hafedh B

May 31, 2021

Thank you very much for this generosity in the effort expended in the preparation of this course and which must be very intense It is a fairly complete course, we cover a large part of the microwave and RF field, with a choice of topics very relevant. the tools that accompany the course are very useful and beneficial. And the practical projects offered are very rich and invite the student to better deepen their knowledge by orienting them towards the mastery of the practical aspect.


Apr 7, 2021

Thank you for giving this opportunity .I learned both theoretical and practical knowledge including QUCS &CST software's for designing. Thank you sir.


Mar 18, 2022

The course is a bit tough to complete, but on completing one will get an idea about microwave circuits, antennas and its parameters.

By Angelo D

Sep 10, 2021

Excellent course taught all the key concepts such as Smith charts and how to use for impedance matching using all the techniques. The practical assignments were very interesting some of the topics could focus less on advanced mathematics.

By Fethi C

May 31, 2021

Very good experience. The courses are very interesting and the quizzes as well as the hands-on designs are pertinent.

Considering the actual conditions in Tunisia, it's very difficult to buy any certificate for the moment. But, I could help you differently by either any kind of reviews or to help you prepare a part of one course about oscillators, Electromagnetic Compatobility or Rf measurements.

Looking forward tp hearing from you

Best Regards



Jan 5, 2021

The course is very interesting and it has increased my cultural baggage. It has helped me in the theory and design of the Antennas. Very interesting for me it was the design of the Patch Antenna, the use of CST and Qucs as Microwave Design Tools. I have very appreciated the teaching method and the clarity in explanations of the instructors. I hope that other interesting courses so as this will be organized.

By Mesfin M

May 25, 2021

I enjoyed this course. It's really a good course to know the basics of RF, microwave and antenna basics as well as to get hands on experience on the design of LNA, power dividers, and antennas. The quizzes and the projects are very challenging.

By Murat D

Nov 3, 2021

There are some typos in the quizzes and the notes but in general a nice course that cover bunch of different subject in Microwave Engineering. I suggest everyone who what to learn mW engineering and refresh his/her knowledge.

By Alexey G

Jan 8, 2022

A very good course that covers many areas. For me personally, it was difficult to apply the equivalence principle (vector algebra). I will be glad to see more courses about microwave and wireless systems.

By Egbert M

Sep 21, 2021

This course was a good online introduction into antennas for me. I will be building further on it.

Thank you Prof. Bart Smolders, Prof. Domine Leenaerts and Ulf Johannsen

By Jean-Francois D

Mar 1, 2023

Very challenging and interesting course. The quizzes are sometimes long and complicated but they help to understand a lot. Many thanks!

By Walter S C A

Nov 26, 2022

The course helps me reinforce knowledge about antenna design, and I have applied it in my work

By Sidhant S K

Oct 30, 2021

It was very challenging and lifetime learning experience


Jun 18, 2022

A very challenging but rewarding course, rightly so.

By Yared L

Mar 16, 2023

This is a very good course for microwave engineers.


Aug 12, 2022

Great very useful this course in my carrier.

By Vincenzo C

Jun 17, 2022

Good Course , thank you to all professors!!

By Mahmudul H A

Jun 24, 2021

A well planned and organized course.

By Fikret

Aug 21, 2021

very good and hard course thanks

By Ivan S

Apr 8, 2022

It's best course on coursera.