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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - EEL6935
Tracking Number - 1747

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2006-12-05
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  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2006-08-02
  2. Department: Electrical Engineering
  3. College: EN
  4. Budget Account Number: 2106000000
  5. Contact Person: Tom Weller
  6. Phone: 42440
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: EEL
  9. Number: 6935
  10. Full Title: RF & Microwave Circuits I
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): RF/Microwave I
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: EEL 4471 (Electromagnetics) and ELR 4316L (Wireless Circuits and Systems Laboratory), or graduate standing
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: Provides an introduction to passive RF/microwave/wireless circuit design. Topics to be covered include distributed transmission line theory, lumped circuit and network analysis, impedance matching, and the design of various microwave components.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: This course provides fundamental background information to students interested in the field of RF/microwave circuits. This is one of the key classes in the EE Departments wireless and microwave curriculum.
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? This class, paired with RF/Microwave Circuits II, is one of the possible 6000-level sequences and is taken by nearly all graduate students in the wireless and microwave program. Students from mechanical and chemical engineering, with interests in fundamental RF theory, have taken this course.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, it has been offered each Fall semester since 1995. (We previously applied for a course number but the paperwork was somehow lost in the system.) The typical enrollment is 25-35 students.
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Expertise in the RF/microwave field, particularly in the fundamental aspects of distributed transmission line theory, passive circuit design and network analysis.
  29. Objectives: 1) Gain a solid understanding of distributed transmission line theory, 2) Become proficient in the analysis of lumped and distributed transmission line circuits, and 3) Become familiar with modern RF/microwave circuit design techniques.
  30. Learning Outcomes: Ability to use modern software and instrumentation in EE analysis and design problems; Ability to apply knowledge of basic math, science and engineering; Ability to design and conduct experiments, and analyze and interpret data relevant to electrical engineering; Ability to design complex EE devices and/or systems to meet desired needs.
  31. Major Topics: Distributed transmission line theory; microwave network theory; microwave coupler and filter design; microwave modeling; microwave diode-based circuit design.
  32. Textbooks: Microwave Engineering by David M. Pozar, 3rd Edition, Wiley, 2005.
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
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  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
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