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RF and Microwave Engineering

**Why choose this course**
RF and microwave engineering helps to make many aspects of our day-to-day lives possible, from mobile phones and Wi-Fi, through to radios and radar systems.

Here at Surrey, we are one of the few institutions with the expertise and facilities to give you hands-on experience in radio frequency and microwave devices. Your teaching will be backed up and informed by pioneering research in wireless communications, space technology, and advanced gigahertz and terahertz microwave technologies. This course emphasises radio and microwave communications in 5G and beyond as well as many industries in the space and defence sector.

**What you will study**
There is a high demand for skilled radio frequency (RF) and microwave engineers in the communications, space, aerospace, automotive industries, among others. On our course, you'll learn about a range of modern theories and practical design techniques which form the essential knowledge and skills you need to become an RF engineer.

You'll experience RF systems and circuits across the frequency spectrum, ranging from radio frequency identification, working at a few megahertz, through to mmWave frequencies (at tens of gigahertz) which are relevant to satellite communications and advanced 5G radio.

Theoretical concepts established in lectures are complemented by practical implementation in laboratory sessions, with direct experience of industry-standard computer-aided design software.

Entry requirements

MSc: A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree in either Communication Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information and Communication Technologies, Physics or Telecommunication Engineering, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. We'll also consider relevant work experience if you don't meet these requirements.

English language requirements
IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in each other element

Course modules

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps.

FULL-TIME
Year 1 (full-time)

60 CREDIT STANDARD PROJECT - Core
ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION - Optional
FUNDAMENTALS OF MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS - Optional
NANOSCIENCE & NANOTECHNOLOGY - Optional
PRINCIPLES OF TELECOM AND PACKET NETWORKS - Optional
RF AND MICROWAVE FUNDAMENTALS - Optional
RF SYSTEMS AND CIRCUIT DESIGN - Compulsory
SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS FUNDAMENTALS - Optional
ADVANCED MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS - Optional
ADVANCED SATELLITE COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUES - Optional
MICROWAVE DESIGN TECHNIQUES - Compulsory
NANOELECTRONICS & DEVICES - Optional
SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS S - Optional
SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES AND OPTOELECTRONICS - Optional

Optional modules for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

A full-time student must choose:
THREE in Semester 1
THREE in Semester 2

PART-TIME
Unstructured (3-5 years)

60 CREDIT STANDARD PROJECT - Core
ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION - Optional
FUNDAMENTALS OF MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS - Optional
NANOSCIENCE & NANOTECHNOLOGY - Optional
PRINCIPLES OF TELECOM AND PACKET NETWORKS - Optional
RF AND MICROWAVE FUNDAMENTALS - Optional
RF SYSTEMS AND CIRCUIT DESIGN - Compulsory
SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS FUNDAMENTALS - Optional
ADVANCED MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS - Optional
ADVANCED SATELLITE COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUES - Optional
MICROWAVE DESIGN TECHNIQUES - Compulsory
NANOELECTRONICS & DEVICES - Optional
SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS S - Optional
SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES AND OPTOELECTRONICS - Optional

Optional modules for Unstructured (3-5 years) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

A part-time student must complete study of SIX optional modules within 60 months.

EEEM053 (EPS 1) for Semester 1 (compulsory without placement)
EEEM054 compulsory with placement for Semester 1
EEEM055 (EPS 2) for Semester 2 (compulsory without placement)
EEEM056 90 credit project (core with placement for S2 & Summer)

Fees

Please note these fees are for the academic year only. Annual fees will rise by four per cent (rounded up to the nearest £100) for each year of study.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,000 (Whole course) Home/EU 12 Months
MSc Full-time £ 19,000 (Whole course) International 12 Months
MSc Part-time £ 1,000 (Credit module) Home/EU 60 Months
MSc Part-time £ 2,200 (Credit module) International 60 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 60 Months

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