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Course Overview

This comprehensive online RF and microwave engineering 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 large amounts of free variable quality online content, magazine articles and dry academic textbooks that all too often obscure subjects with complicated mathematics.

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.

Successfully completing all modules and quizzes results in the award of a high-quality IEEE Certificate of Completion (PDF) 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.

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

Target Audience

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.

  • New Starters

  • 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

  • Technical Managers

Technical Level

Although there are no formal prerequisites for the 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 have a college-level technical qualification or equivalent experience in an engineering, physics or mathematics-related subject.

Time to Complete

Approx. 15 hours

IEEE Certificate of Completion – INCLUDED

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.

“I’d like to thank your team for the service you have provided. This foundation course has proven very useful to me as a beginner in RF technologies. I have taken many notes and will continue to refer back to the course and will be proud to display this qualification on my CV.”

Ben H
RF Engineer, RN Electronics

“The course is very well organised and executed. The presenter is very knowledgeable and engaging and presents the material in a concise and easy-to-follow way. The course slides are also very well structured; they will form a useful reference going forward. Overall an excellent course.”

Peter S
RF Engineer, Airbus Defence & Space

“I liked the enthusiastic and knowledgeable presenter, informative slides and demonstrations of hands-on use of the test equipment.”

Kevin H
Software Engineer, Cambridge Consultants

“Excellent content, very knowledgeable trainer. Very detailed course that flows well.”

Alex T
Graduate Engineer, Arqiva

“After 6 years in the British Army focusing on Advanced Communications (signals) I found trying to get a career as an RF Engineer very difficult without a degree. This course is well presented and much clearer than most online courses. I have found that it has boosted the experience I already have from the military and then some. It also gets you focused on the needs of industry and your military experience compliments this qualification. After putting this course on my CV, I received many interview offers. I highly recommend this course if you wish to enter industry. It clearly explains all the basics you need and unlike a degree that gives you little practical information, it gives you a solid foundation to build on. I would like to thank you for a well presented course."

Alexander G
ex-Signals Regiment, British Army

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 starting a course and that you have viewed no more than 25% of the video content.

Includes 1 year unlimited individual course access, certificate and IEEE CEUs/PDHs

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