Taught course

Radio Frequency and Microwave Engineering with Industrial Studies

University of Birmingham · Department of Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Entry requirements

At least an upper second-class Honours degree from a university of high international standing

Months of entry


Course content

In an increasingly overcrowded electromagnetic spectrum, the efficient and reliable operation of wireless, mobile and satellite communication systems, and of radar and remote sensing systems, relies upon advanced components and subsystems that exploit ongoing developments in technologies such as microfabrication, nanotechnology and high frequency semiconductor devices.

This programme provides training for engineers to become innovators in these rapidly expanding markets. A firm grasp of the fundamentals is established through compulsory modules in the fundamentals of communications, in satellite, cellular and optical fibre communications, electromagnetics, antennas and propagation, radio frequency and microwave engineering and computer and communications networks provide advanced knowledge in an aspect of the relevant component technologies.

The programme will help you to develop an ability to interpret user requirements and component specifications, to engineer effective designs within the constraints imposed by the available resources and the fundamental physical limits. The programme provides a theoretical basis from which the design, construction and operation of satellite and cellular radio communications can be understood.

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days. Register to attend at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
18 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate enquiry service
0121 414 5005