This online RF course is ideal if you need to quickly get up-to-speed with modern RF and microwave communications and measurements without having to spend time searching through a large amount of free online content of variable quality, magazine articles and dry academic textbooks that all too often obscure subjects with complicated mathematics. The course brings together a range of essential RF communications and measurements topics into a single, complete and comprehensive RF and microwave foundation diploma course.
This IEEE approved online course has been designed to provide you with a solid grounding in the principles and practice of modern RF, wireless and microwave communications, test and measurement engineering. Throughout the course, important concepts are simplified and explained in a way that conveys the essence of each topic without resorting to complex mathematics.
Developed by PhD-qualified RF engineers who have contributed over 50 years of combined industry experience and knowledge, the course focuses on the essential real-world knowledge needed to help you develop a successful career in the fast-paced and rapidly changing world of modern RF, wireless and microwave engineering.
This complete online diploma course consists of 35 separate topic modules containing 265 individual video lessons totalling over 700 minutes of video content. Every module includes a short multiple-choice quiz to test your progress and downloadable supporting notes.
Successfully completing all modules and quizzes results in the award of a high-quality printed certificate and transcript to demonstrate your achievement.
The course is based on a series of instructor-led classroom courses delivered in partnership with leading global test equipment manufacturer Rohde & Schwarz. Technical content has been continuously refined based on attendee feedback.
Included with the course is a set of high-quality wire-bound course notes printed full-colour A4-size with heavy-duty plastic covers – ideal for taking into the lab. These notes include copies of all the slides featured in the course videos and space for taking notes as you work through the course. Course notes are packaged and shipped to you worldwide as soon as you enrol.
What You Will Learn
Understand fundamental characteristics of RF waves
Define common RF and microwave terms such as dB and dBm
Describe different types of transmission line and their properties
Describe common components used in RF, wireless and microwave systems
Understand the fundamentals of RF propagation
Understand digital modulation and various modulation methods
Describe various RF, wireless and microwave measurement parameters
Know how to use a range of RF, wireless and microwave measurement equipment
Reduce the risk of expensive test equipment damage, downtime and repair costs
This online RF and microwave course is ideal for graduates, interns and new entrants to the field of RF and microwave engineering. It is also suitable for those with industry experience, but with knowledge gaps that need to be addressed. Students and job seekers will also find the course beneficial since it covers areas likely to arise during a technical interview.
Staff members taking this RF course typically include RF engineers and technicians, RF test engineers and technicians, wireless design engineers, microwave design engineers, RFIC and MMIC design engineers, RF applications engineers, digital design engineers, hardware design engineers, hardware applications engineers, technical sales engineers and technical managers who need to improve their understanding of RF, wireless and microwave communications in order to better manage projects.
Recent Graduates and Interns
RF and Microwave Engineers and Technicians
RF and Microwave Test Engineers and Technicians
RFIC and MMIC Design Engineers
RF and Hardware Design and Applications Engineers
Technical Sales Engineers
Although there are no formal prerequisites for the certification course, an ability to absorb and understand technical concepts is essential together with a desire to learn more about the topics covered. A technical background is desirable in order to derive maximum benefit from the course. Those taking the course would normally be qualified to degree-level or have equivalent experience in an engineering, physics or mathematics-related subject.
Time to Complete
Approx. 16 hours
Unlimited individual access to all course content on-demand 24/7 for 365 days
Over 700 minutes of focused video content
35 subject modules covering a range of key RF, wireless and microwave topics
265 individual video lessons
Over 130 quiz questions to test your learning and progress
Printed course notes including 295 course slides posted to you worldwide
1.5 IEEE Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
15 IEEE Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
IEEE Certificate of Completion issued directly by IEEE on completion
Printed Certificate of Achievement posted to you worldwide
Downloadable supporting materials and applications notes
Add certificate to your LinkedIn profile
Printed Course Notes
High-quality printed course notes are included with this diploma course. These are posted to you worldwide when you enrol. They are wire-bound and printed full-colour A4-size with heavy duty plastic covers. They include all 295 slides featured in the course videos and space for notes as you work through the course.
IEEE Certificate of Completion
This course has been approved by IEEE for the quality of its technical content and adherence to IEEE’s strict criteria for educational excellence. Successfully completing all of the course modules and quizzes results in the award of 1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and 15 Professional Development Hours (PDHs). CEUs are widely recognized as the standard of excellence for continuing education programs in IEEE’s fields of interest. An official IEEE Certificate of Completion will be emailed directly by IEEE on completion.
Printed Certificate of Achievement
Successfully completing all of the course modules and quizzes also results in the award of a high-quality printed Certificate of Achievement issued by The Technology Academy. Certificates are made from heavyweight A4 card stock and include a 3D security hologram and attractive gold foil strip – ideal for framing.
35 modules – 265 video lessons – 706 mins total
– video lesson – pdf download – app download – quiz
100% No-Risk Guarantee
We want you to be satisfied with this course and therefore offer a 100% no-risk refund guarantee. To receive a full refund, all we ask is that refund requests are made within 30 days of purchase and that you have viewed no more than 20 individual course videos. If printed course notes have been despatched, we will deduct USD $50 from the amount refunded to cover printing and shipping costs. Refund requests can be made by telephone or email.
Includes 1-year unlimited individual access, printed course notes and certificate and IEEE CEUs/PDHs
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You can view video lessons as many times as you need to on an individual basis during the 365 day activation period. This applies even if you have completed the course and received your printed certificate.
The course is delivered as a series of short video lessons in the form of Powerpoint-style slides with a voiceover. Annotations are added by the instructor as video lessons progress to highlight points of interest. Video demonstrations are live recordings of the course instructor with real test equipment in a laboratory setting.
The course is taught in English spoken with a British accent.
You have unlimited individual access to the entire course for 365 days from the activation date.
The course has been designed as a series of short modules. We recommend focusing on one module at a time, perhaps one module per day.
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