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521225S RF Components and Measurements, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 521225S  Validity 01.01.1950 -
Name RF Components and Measurements  Abbreviation RF Comp 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline4306 Electrical Engineering 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Electrical Engineering DP 

Sami Myllymäki 

ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS credits / 132,5 hours of work

Language of instruction 

Finnish. English, if there are at least 3 international students in class.


The course is held in the 4th period. It is recommended to complete the course during Master level studies.

Learning outcomes 

1. After completing the course the student has knowledge of the behavior of passive components at RF frequencies, knows the fabrication methods of components and is also able to apply the knowledge to practical applications.

2. The student also knows the operating principles of transfer lines, antennas and filters and of their design.

3. The student can apply the fundamentals of RF and microwave techniques to measurements, is able to make the measurements of RF components, has knowledge of the operating principles of RF region measurement equipment and is able to compare the usability of d

4. The student knows how to perform typical measurements of RF region magnitudes (power, frequency, impedance and noise).


Fundamentals of RF and microwave techniques, components in microwave circuits, measurement instruments, measuring of power, frequency, impedance and noise, time-domain and active circuit measurements.

Mode of delivery 

Face-to-face teaching, independent design exercises and laboratory exercises.

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures 24 h, design execises 20 h, laboatory exercises 20 h, independent work 68,5 h.

Target group 

Masters students on electrical engineering

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

The recommended prerequisite is the completion of the following courses prior to enrolling for the course unit: Electronic Components and Materials, Electronic Measurement Techniques, Basics of Radio Engineering.

Recommended optional programme components 

The course is an independent entity and does not require additional studies carried out at the same time.

Recommended or required reading 

Handout, Lecture notes. A. Lehto, A. Räisänen: Mikroaaltomittaustekniikka (in Finnish), I. Bahl: Luped Elements for RF and Microwave circuits, R. Ludvig, P.Bretchko: RF circuit Desing: Theory ans Applications, Prentice Hall 2000 and literature announced at the beginning of the lectures.

Assessment methods and criteria 

Final exam, design exercises and laboratory exercises.

Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.


The course utilizes a numerical grading scale 1-5. In the numerical scale zero stands for a fail.

Person responsible 

Merja Teirikangas

Working life cooperation 


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Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has not begun RF Components and Measurements  Course  Teirikangas, Merja Elina  14.03.22 -27.04.22

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